Dr. Robert Sommer, MD

Dr. Robert Sommer, MD

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Pediatric Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o
(15)

Accepting new patients

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.

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Cardiology

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 5

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Sommer's Experience

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Dr. Sommer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • 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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Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatrics
1

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
45

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

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Procedures

  • 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

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

  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Children'S Hospital Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sommer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sommer to family and friends
4.7
based on 15 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Sommer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Rye, NY |
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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Dr. Sommer accepts 41 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    GHI PPO
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • QualCare
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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