Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD

Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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55 y/o
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Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and 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
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Heart Defect Repair
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Girardi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Girardi "Dr. Leonard N. Girardi is a Professor and Chair of the Cardiothoracic Surgery department of at Weill Cornell Medicine as well as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also an Associate Attending Surgeon at the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Girardi completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in 1985, obtaining a degree in biochemistry. He pursued his medical education at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency in general surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he remained as a resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Girardi graduated from the program in 1996 under Dr. O. Wayne Isom. After completion of a fellowship in aortic surgery at Baylor, Dr. Girardi assumed his present position at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Girardi is committed to training the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons and teaches medical students and residents on all levels. He is a member of numerous surgical societies, including the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgery, The DeBakey International Surgical Society and the American College of Surgeons. He has published extensively on multiple topics in cardiovascular and aneurysm surgery and has given many lectures at regional and national surgical meetings. Dr. Girardi has four sons, Nicholas, Henry, Edward, and Anthony."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Girardi "Personal Statement

"Because of my good fortune in training with some of the pioneers in general and cardiac surgery, I had opportunities to join the faculty of many well established cardiovascular surgery programs throughout the country. I chose to return to Weill Cornell because I could not find a program anywhere in the United States that could provide the same high level of care to patients that the nurses, anesthesiologists and technicians do here at Weill Cornell. I take great pride in being a member of a team that can handle the most complex patient situation, regardless of the time, whether day or night, the circumstances or the nature of the problem.""

2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

53  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • 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 Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Incompetence
  • Vascular Disease
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26  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

  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Cornell University Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Baylor Affiliated Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Girardi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Girardi's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Girardi to family and friends
56 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (56)

  • 5
    (49)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Girardi'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

Patient Comments (26)

Considering the seriousness of the condition for which I went to Dr. Girardi, I found him not only living up to his sterling professional reputation but a humane individuals. I was seen at the time reserved for my appointment by the doctor himself and escorted along with my daughter and son-in-law...more
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This guy saves lives and he is the best in the world at what he does. I don't think I need to say more.
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Extremely Professional and curteous with old style medical concern Left nothing unexplained Answered all questions completely. His consultation ended only after you were completely informed and satisfied with the explanations.
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Excellent Doctor.
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Great doctor. Wonderful experience.
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