Dr. Lev Khitin, MD

Dr. Lev Khitin, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lev Khitin, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 50 years old.

121 E 69th St

New York, NY 10021

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

Varicose Vein Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Varicose Veins
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Khitin "Founder and president of VEiN (Vascular and Endovascular Interventions of New York), Lev M. Khitin, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon, board-certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, member of American Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Fellow of American College of Phlebology and member of American College of Cardiology, as well as a member of numerous national and international societies. Dr. Khitin is an author and co-author of numerous scientific papers, book chapters and case reports. Dr. Lev Khitin also patented various inventions in his field."


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  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Anomaly
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease
  • Venous Thrombosis


  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)

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.


  • Russian State Medical University (Rsmu), Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of California Stanford
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Lahey Clinic Massachusetts
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Med University Of South Carolina
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Surgical management of achalasia; J. Braveman, L. Khitin, D. Brams. Internist's Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery; E. Wu, K. Aziz. Humana Press, 2002,
  • Hiatal hernia and paraesophageal hernia repair; L. Khitin, D. Brams. Internist's Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery; E. Wu, K. Aziz. Humana Press, 2002,
  • Surgery for reflux esophagitis; L. Khitin, D. Brams. Internist's Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery; E. Wu, K. Aziz. Humana Press, 2002,
  • Gastric Cancer: important factors for general surgeon; K. Barwick, L. Khitin, K. Kirkwood. Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1996, 6 (3): 495-514,
  • 4HEALTH Magazine,
  • Medical Office Magazine, multiple
  • [Photocolorimetric method for evaluation dynamics of blood filling in the frog web]; L. Khitin, L. Zelichenko, G. Poriadin. Pathologic Physiology and Experimental Therapy, 1994 Jul-Sep (3): 55-7,
  • [Effect of Mildronate on secretory activity of the rat mesentery mast cells]; G. Poriadin, L. Zelichenko, L. Khitin. Allergology and Immunology, 1992 Febr: 102-5,
  • Luminal trypsin may regulate enterocytes through proteinase-activated receptor-2; W. Kong, K. McConalogue, L. Khitin, M. Hollenberg, D. Payan, S. Bohm, N. Bunnett. Proceedings of Natural Academy of Sciences, USA, 1997 Aug, 94: 8884-9,
  • [Quantitative evaluation of mast cells degranulation]; G. Poriadin, L. Zelichenko, L. Khitin. Immunology, 1991 March: 59-61,
  • Identification of potential tyrosine-containing endocytic motifs in the carboxyl-tail and seven transmembrane domain of the neurokinin 1 receptor; S. Bohm, L. Khitin, S. Smeekens, E. Grady, D. Payan, N. Bunnett. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1997 Jan, 272: 2363-72,
  • Systemic temperature and paralysis after thoracoabdominal and descending aortic operations; L. Svensson, L. Khitin, E. Nadolny, W. Kimmel. Archives of Surgery, 2003 Feb; 138(2): 175-9,
  • Prevention of thrombosis and embolism in children with mechanical valve prostheses: warfarin vs. antiplatelet agents; L. Khitin, R. Sade, S. Bradley, F.A. Crawford Jr., C. Widener. The Journal of Heart Valve Disease, 2006 May; 15(3): 394-9, 2006
  • [Method of in vivo study of microcirculation in rat mesentery]; L. Khitin, L. Zelichenko, G. Poriadin. Pathologic Physiology and Experimental Therapy, 1993 Jul-Dec, (4): 62,
  • Aortic cross-sectional area to height ratio timing of aortic surgery in asymptomatic patients with Marfan syndrome; L. Svensson, L. Khitin. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2002 Feb; 123(2): 360-1,
  • Mechanism of desensitization and resensitization of proteinase-activated receptor-2; S. Bohm, L. Khitin, E. Grady, G. Aponte, D. Payan, N. Bunnett. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1996 Sep, 271 (36): 22003-16,
  • Hypophosphatemia and global neurological deficit after cardiopulmonary bypass; L. Khitin, K. Kim, J.S. Ikonomidis, M. Stroud, A.J. Crumbley, F.A. Crawford Jr. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (in print),
  • Ethical process in human research published in thoracic surgery journals; M. Block, L. Khitin, R. Sade. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2006; 82: 6-12, 2006
  • Mast cell tryptase regulates colonic myocytes through proteinase-activated receptor-2; C. Corvera, O. Dery, K. McConalogue, L. Khitin, S. Bohm, W. Kong, W. Raymond, G. Caughey, N. Bunnett. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 1997 Sept, 100 (6): 1383-93,
  • [Restitution of population of mesenteric mast cells in rat intestine]; L. Khitin, L. Zelichenko, G. Poriadin. Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 1993 Dec, 116 (12): 558-91,
  • Channel 1 - ORT,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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Dr. Khitin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Khitin to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Khitin'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
Patient Comments (3)
New York, NY |
Great staff and an amazing doctor. I had two procedures and couldn't ask for better results. I just wish I did this way earlier because I've had problems with my veins since I was 23. I feel amazing now!
in Jersey City, NJ |
I went to do my leg veins , he told me it's a ONE TIME procedure after we get my insurance approval we had the date set I went and found his assistant telling me that we have to do the procedure in 4 times !! 2 times for the two legs front and 2 times for the legs back I was never told this info before so I refused to move forward They are not honest or transparent , they just need you in office as much as they can Watch out , the bills they add extra items it happened more than one time!!
in Brooklyn, NY |
Truly professional staff and an amazing doctor! I had EVLT and my wife had a cosmetic treatment of her spider veins done. We both had great results!
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Dr. Khitin accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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