Dr. Karl Krieger, MD

Dr. Karl Krieger, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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70 y/o
(37)

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Dr. Karl Krieger, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

525 E 68th St # M-404

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
high
more than 86% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
high
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Krieger'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. Krieger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Krieger "Karl Krieger is the Philip Geier Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. After graduating from Amherst College, Dr. Krieger pursued his medical school education, as well as his surgical internship and residency, at Johns Hopkins University. He completed his general and cardiovascular surgical training at New York University Medical Center and then joined the faculty of The New York University School of Medicine in 1981. Dr. Krieger was soon appointed to be the Director of the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory. In 1985, Dr. Krieger joined the faculty at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he now serves as Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. His responsibilities include teaching medical students, residents and cardiothoracic fellows, as well as directing a large clinical research program. He is the Director of the The William Acquavella Heart Valve Center which focuses on minimally invasive valve surgery (TAVI). He is also the Director of The Cardiac Service Line at Cornell. He is the author and co-author of over 100 medical articles and abstracts and recently wrote and co-edited the textbook, "Blood Conservation in Cardiac Surgery." Dr. Krieger's primary interest is in maintaining a high volume, outstanding clinical care program."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Krieger "I think that each patient should be treated like a member of your family, a mother or a father. I operate at New York Presbyterian Hospital because I have an opportunity to provide outstanding, state of the art care to each patient. In the last 25 years, we have completed over 30,000 cardiac operations with one of the lowest mortality rates in the country. We have an outstanding cardiac program because Cornell has attracted the best cardiologists, surgeons, and nursing staff in the country --- I am honored to have a leadership role on such a team."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

32  Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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15  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.

Education

  • Amherst College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Krieger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Krieger's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Krieger to family and friends
37 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (29)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Krieger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

Dr. Krieger is one of the BEST cardiac surgeons in the U.S. and very helpful to his patients. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Best medical care I ever got.
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Took time to ask pertinent background questions. Explained surgery in lay terms, which we could understand. He was very caring and we highly recommend him!
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Dr Krieger was very personable. Made me feel more confident and prepared for what was ahead of me. He was very thorough and patient about answering questions. I fully would recommend him and his staff.
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Knowledgeable , compassionate and clear in his explanations of all things medical
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