Dr. Maria Karas, MD

Dr. Maria Karas, MD

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Cardiology

Dr. Maria Karas, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in New York, NY. She is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, winners of the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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Weill Cornell

Weill Cornell520 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Karas is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center New York, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Karas' Reviews

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4.9

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Excellent, Dr. Karas and her staff were very professional. everything was explained so I understood.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 21, 2022
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This Doctor is Gods Gift To The World
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marcely – May 17, 2022
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Very professional, everything was explained so I understood.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Joan Palmer – May 14, 2022
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My mom has been a patient of Dr. Karas over 10 years and we are extremely grateful and thankful for her service. Dr. Karas is truly exemplary, knowledgeable and phenomenal. Most importantly she is caring and heartfelt with her patients. She listens and truly cares. She is an exemplary example to her peers! She and her team will be in communication and follow up with appointments, labs ... Cornell Weil is extremely fortunate for having her part of their organization. Thank you Dr. Karas!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Apr 09, 2022
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Dr. Karas is always very professional and cares a lot about her patients. I enjoy my visits with Dr. Karas and her supporting staff. I always leave with a feeling of confidence that everything will be all right.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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James Forbes – Mar 13, 2022
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Dr. Karas always takes the time to listen. I believe she is very responsive to changing situations. I highly recommend Dr. Karas.
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Thomas Coutu – Feb 07, 2022
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Outstanding Care!!!
As always the staff was on time ! Dr Karas never rushes my visits, always explains everything thoroughly & she listens!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Feb 05, 2022
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All Physicians aspire to be like Dr. Maria Karas!
A consummate Medical Professional. Dr. Karas makes one feel as if they are her only patient. She takes the time to conduct thorough examinations; asking pointed questions whilst answering all of yours. Issue by issue, the patient's thoughts and feedback are welcomed, encouraged and weighed in her decisions. I consider myself so fortunate to have Dr. Maria Karas in my corner. She is a consummate professional; stellar credentials; very thorough; respected by peers; works in concert with my Primary Physician, and when the need arises, refers you to, and works with very established, trusted & esteemed professionals in the Medical Industry. If you require this type of medical professional, you will not find better than Dr. Karas. Please tell Maria that P. J. sent ya...she’ll take the best care of you! God bless
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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P. J. – Jan 30, 2022
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Dr Karas is a top doctor who knows the medicine and also cares about the patient.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jan 29, 2022
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Exceptional
As Always - Through, enlightening, abundance of brilliant ideas about my current and future health.
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Ron Dean – Jan 29, 2022
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Dr. Karas is an outstanding doctor. She is knowledgeable, professional and communicates in a clear and concise manner. I have already recommended her to family members and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Cecilio Alvarado Jr – Jan 06, 2022
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Dr Karas was fantastic, gave the most comprehensive advice about my mother that we have ever had. I feel very grateful to have found her!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fredrika Brillembourg – Jan 01, 2022
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Based on my experience I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Karas as my cardiologist.
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Mark D Licker – Dec 21, 2021
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provider was outstanding.....took the time needed to explain and answer all questions.....very thorough.......excellent staff....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 03, 2021
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Dr.karas is genuinely a great doctor. I have been chronically ill for 55 yrs. and have had many doctors. I know when I am in the care of a great! She excels in all of the qualities one would expect and deserve as a patient. Dr. Karas is a great listener, understanding, explains things without being condenscending, kind, empathizes, and most importantly, she is brilliant and has the patient’s best interest at the forefront of her care. I would highly recommend Dr. Karas, as I have her taking care of my adult child. I trust her immensely.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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P Stella-Rivera – Nov 12, 2021
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Dr. Karas explained all my health questions in great details.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TIN YAU CHAN – Oct 24, 2021
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Good and clear communication. All questions were answered.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oct 14, 2021
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Dr. Karas is the best cardiologist I’ve ever had ,she cares about her patients well being and takes great care of me . Dr.Karas is the best .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andrea Sanchez – Oct 05, 2021
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Dr. Karas is very receptive and responsive to questions, creating a collaborative experience of health care. She is medically well- informed, and this does not eclipse her human warmth.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 26, 2021
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Video visit. Dr. Karas is knowledgeable and highly competent in her field. She is personable and relates well to patients and works with them. Dr. Karas also uses a good monitoring system. I highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Ann Gregory – Sep 22, 2021
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Karas' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karas treats Primary Pulmonary Hypertension more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Karas treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Cardiomyopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karas treats Cardiomyopathy more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Karas treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrial Cardiomyopathy With Heart Block
  • Cardiomyopathy 1, Familial Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy Due to Anthracyclines
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Chagas
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated 10
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 1
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 2
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, With Woolly Hair and Keratoderma
  • Cardiomyopathy, Familial Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Fatal Fetal, Due to Myocardial Calcification
  • Cardiomyopathy, Fetal Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypogonadism, Collagenoma Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy, Infantile Histiocytoid
  • Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo
  • Cardiomyopathy, X-Linked, Fatal Infantile
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Pulmonary Hypertension
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karas treats Pulmonary Hypertension more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Karas treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
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Dr. Karas' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Intervention
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Dry Skin
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Long-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Management of Mechanical Ventilator
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support System
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Medication Management
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Non-Transplant Heart Failure Treatment
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transplant Care
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventilator Management
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Karas accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

Care Philosophy

The Perkin Heart Failure Center specializes in advanced systolic and diastolic heart failure left ventricular assist device implantation evaluation for...Read more

Biography

Dr. Karas was raised in Wilmington, DE and received her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania.  She received her medical degree from...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Cornell U
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Maria Karas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Karas frequently treats Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiomyopathy, and Pulmonary Hypertension. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Karas treats.

Where is Dr. Maria Karas, MD's office located?

Dr. Karas' office is located at 520 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Maria Karas, MD speak?

Dr. Karas speaks Spanish, Greek, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Karas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)