Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos, MD

Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos, MD

Save
Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
40 y/o
(14)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Flushing, NY and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

5645 Main St Rm 3S

Flushing, NY 11355
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

Learn about Dr. Avgerinos

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

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

Vascular Disease
normal
more than 5% of peers
Heart Disease
normal
more than 1% of peers

Dr. Avgerinos'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. Avgerinos' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Avgerinos "Dr Avgerinos is an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Surgeon at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr Avgerinos earned his medical degree from Athens Medical School and also obtained a MSc in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and a PhD from the University of Athens. He performed his thesis in the research field of robotic laparoscopic simulators with full support from a grant from the National Science Foundation. He subsequently completed a residency in General Surgery at Mt Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, where he received multiple awards including the Leon Ginsburg Award for professionalism and clinical outcomes, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Award for scholarly activity. His pursued training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at The New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan – Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and remained at Weill Cornell for a year of advanced fellowship training in Complex Cardiac and Aortic Surgery. He was recruited back to the Athens Medical Center in Greece as Chief of Cardiac Surgery where he utilized his skills to develop a large program concentrating on all the areas of cardiac and great vessels surgery. Dr Avgerinos is a member in multiple surgical societies, and has published extensively in peer-reviewed surgical journals. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, and the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery."
Less
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Avgerinos ""It is a unique honor and privilege to be part of a world-class team of cardiothoracic surgeons at the New York Presbyterian Medical Center and Weill Cornell College of Medicine. Our Department and myself are committed to delivering the best surgical treatments in every disease of the heart and the great vessels, in a hospital that offers curring edge technology and outstanding infrastructure. Our approach to every patient is humane and professional, making sure that we deliver the best possible outcomes and results, remaining faithful to the principles of teamwork and excellence. I am determined to continue this legacy and serve our patient population in treating the most complex cardiac and aortic diseases irrespective of when they occur or how serious they are.""
Less
Read Less

2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

29  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Vascular Disease

21  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

  • University of Athens / College of Medicine / School of Health Science National & Kapodistrian
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Athens / College of Medicine / School of Health Science National & Kapodistrian
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Cornell Med Coll/NY Presbyn Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Avgerinos has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Avgerinos does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Avgerinos and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Avgerinos' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Avgerinos to family and friends
14 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Avgerinos' 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 (13)

Our experience with Dr Avgerinos was AWFUL! Although initially he seemed highly attentive, the outcome was disastrous and my mother died shortly after the operation. I cannot help but feel that if Dr. Avgerinos had handled things with more compassion and professionalism my mother would still be...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Dr Avgerinos' bedside manner is second to none. They way he described the procedure calmed me and my family. He makes me feel like he cares about me, my health and my future quality of life. His methods should be studied as the standard. Thank you for saving my life. His staff of nurses also...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option2thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
My wife had a bypass of the LAD artery on Thursday June 15th 2017, four days later she is really doin very well getting better every day. Dr. Avgerinos is a very caring man and I really trust him.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option4thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Dr A is one of the most charismatic surgeons that NYC has to offer. He replaced my aortic valve and fixed my aortic root aneurysm with amazing dexterity and skill. His manner and personality are absolutely outstanding. He is for sure a present and future star in the field of heart surgery. I will...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option4thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
This marvelous surgeon repaired my mitral valve through a small incision. I have many medical problems and did not want to have a valve replacement. I woke up in the ICU a few hours after the operation and went home in less than a week after. God bless him!!!
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option4thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Image of Dr. Avgerinos
Are you Dr. Avgerinos?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

More Thoracic Surgery Specialists like Dr. Avgerinos at Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist
(3)
Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist
(2)
Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist
(14)
Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist
(8)