Dr. Christopher Karkut, MD

Dr. Christopher Karkut, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Karkut, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Buffalo, NY. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 11 years.

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independent Health

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Top Care Areas


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Heart Disease
more than 84% of peers
more than 83% of peers
more than 80% of peers

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  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • The Brody Sch Of Med At E Carolina Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karkut has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karkut's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karkut to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Karkut's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Buffalo, NY |
Dr. Karkut listens to his patients and makes them feel very comfortable. The staff is also excellent. The office is efficiently run and a comfortable and friendly place.
in Buffalo, NY |
I had a great experience with Dr. Karkut and at his practice. I never wait very long and he describes everything to me very specifically. I would recommended him to my family anyday.
Buffalo, NY |
Dr Karkut came in to discharge me after days of chest pain and two ER visits, without having completely read my chart (which had a bad EKG). He told me not only were my tests all negative, which was wonderful, but then proceeded to tell me I didn't even need to see a cardiologist. I found him inprofessional and abrupt. For clarification, all of my tests came back normal until the angiogram 3 years ago which doagnosed the need for a stent. A stress test does not determine need for follow up.
Buffalo, NY |
Dr. Karkut provides excellent care to maintain a healthy life. Not only is he my cardiologist, but my wife's too and she is so grateful for his care. Dr. Karkut gave Linda hope and to see my wife getting back to a healthy living, gives me great hope. Thank you Dr. Karkut.
in Buffalo, NY |
Absolutely nothing special in general and have had my doubts about him too. Could be a better/more generous communicator. And the staff - with an occasional pleasant surprise, most of their interactions ranged from tepid to downright dismissive.
in Buffalo, NY |
I am very pleased with Dr. Karkut at the office, however it is impossible to speak to him outside of an office visit. On the phone you can only speak to one of his nurses. Making an appointment usually takes at least a week and some questions/decisions cannot wait a week to be addressed. I trust his decisions and recommendations and find it very frustrating not to be able to get his personal feedback when I need to make timely/important decisions about my cardiac healthcare choices
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Karkut accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Independent Health

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Hospitals where Dr. Karkut has admitting privileges

Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
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