Dr. David Sahar, MD

Dr. David Sahar, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David I. Sahar is a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is a cardiologist specializing in adult cardiology; areas of expertise include cardiac disease prevention, treating congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, atrial fibrillation, syncope, coronary artery disease, ventricular arrhythmias, hypertensive heart disease, palpitations Hyperlipidemia. Dr. Sahar is expert in Consultative Cardiology, Critical Care Cardiology and has many years of experience caring for patients in both office based and in- hospital setting. He has served as Critical Care Unit Attending for over two decades at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sahar also teaches at Columbia College of Physians and Surgeons, where he serves as Professor of Medicine. He has participated in both bench and clinical research, in years past has presented at national meetings and contributed as author to scientific publications. He serves as a member of the Columbia Division of Cardiology Chief of Service team. Dr. Sahar is a member of the Academy of Clinical Excellence at Columbia, a Fellow of the American Heart Association, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and Fellow of the American College Of Physicians. Dr.Sahar received his medical degree from College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and completed his Cardiology Fellowship at St. Luke's Hospital Columbia University and subspecialty in Cardiac Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Sahar cares for patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; The Allen Hospital; and at the Corlear Avenue Columbia Doctor's Practice Site.

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3050 Corlear Ave Ste 204

Bronx, NY 10463
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Locals (any local)
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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very high
more than 94% of peers
Tricuspid Valve Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers
Mitral Valve Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sahar "New York, NY Oct 20, 2016 " As a Registered Nurse, I am very aware of excellence and lack there of..I must say Dr Sahar is excellent! His examination is thorough and he addressed all of my ...concerns in such a patient unhurried manner. he answered my questions...he is truly a Renaissance Physician and his practice is also an art.""


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  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)

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.


  • Columbia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Other Education | Completed
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Academy of Clinical Excellence at Columbia University Medical Center, 1985
Media & Publications

Dr. Sahar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow
  • American Heart Association, Fellow

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Sahar is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Sahar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sahar to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Sahar'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 (9)
Bronx, NY |
Real great care
bronx, ny |
Dr Sahar is an excellent doctor he answered all my questions and help ease my anxiety about my health. The staff was great they made me feel very comfortable .they are a wonderful group..
Bronx, NY |
Dr. Sahar is patient and informative. He took the time to address all my questions and concerns. The office staff was very accommodating and friendly. I would recommend Dr. Sahar to anyone looking for a good cardiologist.
Bronx, NY |
Nice visit. Very pleasant staff. Maria is wonderful. Very helpful. Great doctor.
Bronx, NY |
Great service. Wonderful experience. Treated me and my family with respect.
Jersey City, NJ |
Nice doctor but your appointment time is absolutely useless. I will guarantee you will never be seen at the time you are scheduled so please be prepared to wait a pretty long time and sometime have your appointment rescheduled because the office needs to do it. As I am sitting in his office with my mom who had a 10:00 appointment he just arrived at 10:12.
in Mahwah, NJ |
Dr. Sahar is one of the most insightful, astute, informative, and prominent physicians in the field of Cardiology. I have seen many doctors for my various conditions, so I know what good care looks like when I see it. Rest assured, with Dr. Sahar you are in good hands.
Bronx, NY |
TERRIBLE! Joked around/was silly, but refused to address real medical questions/concerns. His answer was "are you a doctor? no? then stop looking on google". What?? Only doctors are entitled to/deserve information about their health/condition? I do not doubt his expertise/knowledge/experience, so if you want someone to take care of you physically and let you sit there like a lump on a log recuperating, it's probably fine. But if you want to have any real involvement in your care, STAY AWAY!!!!
in New York, NY |
As a Registered Nurse, I am very aware of excellence and lack there of..I must say Dr Sahar is excellent! His examination is thorough and he addressed all of my nervous concerns in such a patient unhurried manner. he answered my questions and asked me some questions that helped me to make a bit more sense as to why I was feeling the way I was. he is truly a Renaissance Physician and his practice is also an art.
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Dr. Sahar accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Commercial HMO
    Freedom Plan HMO
    Oxford Health Plans POS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Sahar has admitting privileges

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NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital
5141 Broadway
New York, NY 10034
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