Dr. Robert Sommer, MD

Pediatric Cardiology •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Sommer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Cardiology

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 6 New York, NY 10032

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Dr. Robert Sommer, MD is a Pediatric Cardiology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sommer has more experience with Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York U, School of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sommer to book an appointment.


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Absolutely amazing human who happens to be a fantastic clinician and surgeon. When you have the surprise of your life and have to address a large congenital heart defect at age 45...you count your blessings everyday for Dr. Sommer!!
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Rachel in Allendale , New Jersey – Jul 24, 2019
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At age 65 I was found to have a hole in my heart. My cardiologist sent me to Dr. Sommer, and I cannot say enough good things about my experience having a PFO closure with Dr. Sommer. He has a terrific bedside manner and made the entire experience easy and almost a "non-event". He was available for questions and concerns following the procedure and always took the time to make sure that I understood what was happening. His follow-up appointments were always quick and easy. Highly recommend.
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Mahwah – Mar 03, 2018
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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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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. 

Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1988
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Mount Sinai Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
New York U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Sommer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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 (GHC)
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
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
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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Practice Areas

Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Septal Defect
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sommer treats Septal Defect more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Sommer treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Congenital Heart Defects
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sommer treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Sommer treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Tetralogy of Fallot
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sommer treats Tetralogy of Fallot more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Sommer treats this condition more than 52% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sommer treats Congenital Heart Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Sommer treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Mitral Valve Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sommer treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Sommer treats this condition more than 61% of their peers

Atrial Flutter
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sommer treats Atrial Flutter more than 54% of their peers

Dr. Sommer treats this condition more than 54% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 53% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sommer treats Heart Disease more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Sommer treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Pulmonary Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sommer treats Pulmonary Valve Disease more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Sommer treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Tricuspid Valve Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sommer treats Tricuspid Valve Disease more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Sommer treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

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Dr. Sommer's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • 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 Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Locations

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Cardiology

Herbert Irving Pavilion161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 6 New York, NY 10032
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