Dr. David Sahar, MD

Dr. David Sahar, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Sahar, MD is a cardiology specialist in Bronx, NY. He specializes in cardiology, clinical cardiology, and more.Read his story

ColumbiaDoctors Riverdale

3050 Corlear Ave Ste 204

Bronx, NY 10463
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Sahar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Sahar's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Sahar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sahar "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 the Columbia University Vagelos 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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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.""

3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

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

29  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 and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart 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

5  Procedures

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
27 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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
Dr. Sahar Says:

"Kindness Is the language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can see".   Mark Twain

Hippocrates : "If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health"

Isaac Newton: "God made and governs the world invisibly, and has commanded us to love and worship Him... and love our neighbors as


Patient Comments (18)

excellent and compassionate care
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Doc cut my cholesterol in half. Got me to start exercising.
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Doctor Sahar is an excellent physician. He is passionate about what he does and has decades of experience in the field; I have never met any cardiologist who is this dedicated to his work and truly cares for the patients. He is kind and professional, and listens to the patient well. His nurse and...more
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I hadn’t been to a doctor this quick, knowledgeable and effective in my life. Dr sahar Is the best
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Amazing doctor, friendliest man I’ve met.
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