Dr. Robert J. Sommer, MD

Dr. Robert J. Sommer, MD

Pediatric Cardiology | Male | 57 years old

Robert J. Sommer, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians...Read more

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Cardiology
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Robert J. Sommer, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University,...   Read More

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      Dr Sommer implanted the watchman device -into my husbands heart appendage- He is extremely gifted,very nice manner,successful surgery -I recommend him highly-My husband has recovered beautifully.
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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Cardiology
      • Cardiology
      • Pediatrics

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      • Pediatric Cardiology

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm of Heart
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Ectasia
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Chest Pain
      • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
      • Coarctation of the Aorta
      • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Artery Dissection
      • Ebstein's Anomaly
      • Endocarditis
      • Heart Disease
      • Heart Palpitations
      • Hyperlipidemia
      • Hypertension
      • Marfan Syndrome
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Septal Defect
      • Syncope
      • Takayasu's Arteritis
      • Tetralogy of Fallot
      • Thrombosis
      • Tricuspid Valve Disease
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac Imaging
      • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Cardioversion, Elective
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        New York University School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1985

      • Residency Hospital
        Mt Sinai Med Center

        Completed in 1988

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Children'S Hospital Boston

        Completed in 1991

        Mt Sinai Med Center

        Completed in 1991

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
      • Board certified in Pediatric Cardiology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Sommer says...

      Robert J. Sommer, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and the Director, Invasive Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Invasive Structural Interventions at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

      Dr. Sommer was the National Principal Investigator of the ESCAPE Migraine Trial, studying the impact of closing a PFO on the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. His current research also involves studying the relationship between PFO and stroke, as well as the development of new devices for PFO closure and heart failure management.

      Dr. Sommer is actively involved in several research protocols, including the RESPECT Trial (National Trial of Closure for Stroke/PFO). He is involved in the clinical and research use of transcranial doppler technology in assessing the late outcomes of PFO closure, the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and right to left shunts, and the relationship of migraine headaches and right to left shunts. He is currently performing the first in-human testing of a new device to detect right to left shunting.

      Later this year, it is anticipated that he will be the Principal Investigator of a new device for left atrial appendage closure to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.