Dr. Paul Chai, MD

Dr. Paul Chai, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o
(4)

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Dr. Paul Chai, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

525 E 68th St # F677

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

Learn about Dr. Chai

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Top Care Areas

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

Heart Defect Repair
very high
more than 96% of peers
Congenital Heart Defects
very high
more than 89% of peers
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
very high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Chai'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. Chai's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chai "Dr. Paul Chai brings a breadth and depth of expertise in complex neonatal surgery and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. In addition to directing NYP/Columbia's pediatric heart transplantation and mechanical assist device services, Dr. Chai also directs congenital heart surgery services at the Weill Cornell campus. He performs aortic valve surgery, including valve-sparing root replacements, in both pediatric and adult patients; and continues to care for his patients as they grow into adulthood as part of the hospital's adult congenital heart disease service."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chai "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

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

34  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hypospadias
  • Lung Cancer
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pediatric Heart Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
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8  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

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Univ of Mich-CS Mott Children's Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chai's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chai to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Chai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • 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 (2)

Every day, my wife and I are grateful to Dr. Chai for having saved our 7 year old’s life! He was diagnosed with an interrupted aortic arch and Dr Chai performed a 100% successful surgery to correct it. His relaxed, confident and upbeat manner in the pre-surgery consultation with us was so...more
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Dr. Chai preformed surgery on our baby girl this past March with successful out comes. He saved our babies life we are forever greatful to him and the entire staff at NY Presbyterian!
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