Dr. Paul Chai, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 50

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Dr. Paul Chai, MD is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and congenital cardiac surgery.

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Chai accepts the following insurance:

Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Fidelis Care
Oxford Health Plans
Community Plan
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chai's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Fontan Operation
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pediatric Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Pediatric Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvular Regurgitation
  • Valvular Stenosis
  • Ventricular Septal Defect

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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. 


  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


Univ of Mich-CS Mott Children's Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Duke University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School


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I just want to say thank you to Dr. Chai. A random case of bronchitis 3 says before my scheduled surgery with another MD almost 14 years ago, led me into the hands of Dr. Chai. I am now 33 years old and am told I am the healthiest TGA patient on caseload.. this would not be possible without his successful surgery to repair my aortic coractation. I am thankful for his knowledge, patience, expertise and passion to help others. Because of him I get to do the same for others as a PT:)
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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 reassuring and put us at ease during a moment of shock. We really liked how he interacted with our son and his 6 year old brother. It is now 3 months post surgery and our son is a normal, healthy vigorous kid!
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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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