Dr. Isaac George, MD

Dr. Isaac George, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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43 y/o
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Dr. Isaac George, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology, and more.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

177 Fort Washington Ave # Mhb

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup

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Top Care Areas

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

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Valve Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. George's bio

This content was provided by Dr. George "Dr. Isaac George, MD joined NewYork Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in the Department of Surgery in July of 2001 as an resident in general surgery following his graduation from Duke University School of Medicine. Prior to receiving his MD, Dr. George completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. Dr. George also completed a fellowship program in cardiothoracic surgery in 2011 as well as a fellowship program in interventional cardiology in 2012. In July, 2012 Dr. George became an Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. George is board certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery. He performs all types of open complex adult cardiac surgery (aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve surgery, aortic aneurysm surgery, coronary bypass grafting, robotic surgery) and annually performs 200 open heart surgeries a year. He is one of the few physicians in the world trained in both cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology, and is currently the Surgical Director of the Structural Heart and Valve Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. George is focused on integrating new technology and innovation into his clinical practice. He is trained in the most current and cutting-edge procedures including Transcatheter Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement (TAVR, TMVR), transcatheter valvular repair, percutaneous coronary stenting, and aortic stent grafting. He performs over 500 transcatheter valve procedures a year, in addition to his busy open surgical practice and has personally done almost 2000 TAVR procedures. Because he is trained in multiple disciplines, he is able to combine strategies to create a personalized treatment for each individual patient. As Primary Investigator of a national TAVR trial and with involvement in numerous other clinical trials, he has extensive clinical research trial experience. Dr. George is involved in both benchtop and clinical research as well. His primary scientific goals involve the regulatory mechanisms of myostatin (a negative regulator of muscle growth) to insulin-like growth factor-1 and its role in cardiac hypertrophy and cardiomyopathy. Specifically, his group is the first to report the importance of myostatin activation in heart failure. As director of the cardiac surgery research laboratory, he oversees surgical fellows, post-doctoral students, masters students, and research assistants in both scientific projects and clinical outcomes in cardiac surgery and TAVR. His projects reflect the translational nature of the lab as well as his clinical interests. His clinical practice allows him to be uniquely positioned to advance this research with a clinical endpoint and potential therapeutic intervention as the goal."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. George "I am focused on integrating new technology and innovation into my clinical practice, and I am trained in the most current, cutting edge procedures. I believe that these new innovations minimize pain for the patient, while giving them the best possible surgical outcome and cosmetic result. After being trained in multiple disciplines, I am able to combine strategies to create a personalized treatment for each individual patient."

5  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Anomaly
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Anomalies
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Mass
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myxomatous 1
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Incompetence
  • Vascular Disease
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70  Procedures

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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.

Education

  • Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (Mit)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Duke University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • New York Presbyterian/Columbia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York Presbyterian/Columbia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • New York Presbyterian/Columbia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Interventional Cardiology-New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. George has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. George's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. George to family and friends
9 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
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Dr. George's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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