Dr. Maria Karas, MD

Dr. Maria Karas, MD

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Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
37 y/o
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Dr. Maria Karas, MD is an advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 5 years. She specializes in advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read her story

Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center

520 E 70th St Fl 4

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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Congestive Heart Failure
very high
more than 91% of peers
Cardiomyopathy
high
more than 88% of peers
Pulmonary Hypertension
high
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Karas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Karas "Dr. Karas was raised in Wilmington, DE and received her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2006. Thereafter, she stayed in New York and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical Center. Dr. Karas has also completed training in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical Center. During her residency and fellowship, she performed clinical research in the areas of stroke, echocardiography, and heart failure. She has published several abstracts and papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research findings at national meetings. In 2012, Dr. Karas was awarded the American College of Cardiology Foundation/Merck Research Fellowship, during which she investigated the prognostic value of left atrial volume for the prediction of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in the Strong Heart Study. In 2013 she joined the Weill Cornell Medical College as a full-time faculty member of the Perkin Heart Failure Center with clinical interest in heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and mechanical circulatory support."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Karas "The Perkin Heart Failure Center specializes in advanced systolic and diastolic heart failure, left ventricular assist device implantation, evaluation for cardiac transplantation, valvular disease and evaluation and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. We are committed to providing individualized patient care with a multi-disciplinary approach. As an academic cardiologist, researcher and educator my goal is to deliver the best possible care to our patients and to provide them with access to the most innovative therapeutics."

3  Specialties

  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

16  Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect

14  Procedures

  • Cardiovascular Intervention
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Transplant
  • Long-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Management of Mechanical Ventilator
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support System
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Medication Management
  • Non-Transplant Heart Failure Treatment
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Transplant Care
  • Ventilator Management
  • Ventricular Assist Device

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

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Karas

2.3

Based on 3 reviews

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1 Star
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Dr. Karas is very friendly and is a good listener. She explains medical conditions well and is great at remembering your medical history and concerns from past visits. Dr. Karas spends a lot of time with me and is always careful to do a thorough physical examination. Dr. Karas is easy to talk with...Read More
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New York, NY – Jan 25, 2018
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Did not have a pleasant experience with this lady, seemed to talk at me and not to me. Did not seem comfortable and confident.
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Brooklyn, NY – Nov 28, 2017
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