Dr. Ian Santoro, MD

Dr. Ian Santoro, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Ian Santoro, MD is a cardiology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1986 and specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.Read his story

7 Southwoods Blvd Ste 4

Albany, NY 12211

Contact Information

(518) 292-6000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 14 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Heart Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Pericardial Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Santoro's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Santoro "Dr. Ian Santoro grew up in Massachusetts. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA in 1980. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Chicago. He then completed a Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Santoro is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing. His practice includes clinical cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. His area of expertise is the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, or heart rhythm disorders, including the management of patients with pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators. Dr. Santoro's primary interest is radiofrequency catheter ablation, a curative procedure for rhythm disorders, with a special interest in ablation of atrial fibrillation and implantation of the Boston Scientific Watchman device. He works primarily at St. Peter's Hospital and secondarily at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. Dr. Santoro is married to Carol R. Santoro, MD, and has two children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Santoro "Capital Cardiology Associates, PC is a benchmark cardiology practice committed to improving our patient's quality of life.

By providing state of the art diagnostics, board certified physicians and a caring and competent staff, we offer the highest quality of care in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere.

Capital Cardiology Associates provides a full range of diagnostic, interventional, surgical, therapeutic and preventative services in the treatment of cardiovascular disease to patients throughout the Capital Region. Our board-certified cardiologists offer a full range of cardiology services to treat all categories of heart disease."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

3  Board Certifications

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

41  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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16  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 / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Univ Chicago
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Univ Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Univ Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Univ Ok
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Santoro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Santoro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Santoro to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Santoro's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Perhaps my review is tainted by the time i spent waiting for the initial consultation and then for the test results. An hour waiting in the waiting room. Then 20 minutes in his office - both times. This was for my 81 year old mother. The time he then spent with us was minimal. In fact, when he met...more
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Dr Santoro placed an ICD in my son saying they last aprox 5 years. The lead wires broke in just over 1 yr. He said it was a fluke and replaced the device neglecting to tell me he left the old wires in place.The corroded wires from the first device affected the second device. That one broke as well...more
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Great expertise. Appointments on time. Tells patient exactly what is possible for treatment. Patient was cured of rhythm problem. St. Peter's Hospital gives great care for procedures.
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