Adult Cardiac Surgery Section

Patient Care  |  Education  |  Research  |  Faculty  |  Contact  |  Support

Columbia’s Adult Cardiac Surgery Section, from the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, is dedicated to leading the field of heart surgery through top-quality clinical care, academic excellence, and pioneering research.

Patient Care

Columbia’s Adult Cardiac Surgery Section takes a comprehensive approach to treating every form and severity of heart disease. This includes a full suite of surgical care for conditions like heart attacks, heart failure, and aortic disease, as well as specialized services for more uncommon conditions like cardiac tumors. We run internationally recognized programs for heart transplants, mechanical assist devices, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. If you or someone you know is interested in getting help from our team, learn more on our clinical care site:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Patient Site
Aortic Center

Appointment Phone: (212) 305-2633

Education & Training

As part of a major academic center, we consider it our responsibility to help prepare future generations of heart surgeons and ensure the current generation has the skills and knowledge they need. Learn more about our educational and training programs:

Cardiothoracic Residency & Fellowship Program
Continuing Medical Education Events


Our focus on research allows us to offer our patients access to innovative new surgical techniques and treatments. We are continuously striving for a better understanding of conditions affecting the heart, and our emphasis on outcomes data helps us develop more effective and safer surgical procedures and protocols. Learn more about our research:

About Our Research
Clinical Trials


Michael Argenziano, MD
Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery

Emile Bacha, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery

Isaac George, MD

Mehmet C. Oz, MD, FACS

Syed T. Raza, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Step-Down Unit

Craig R. Smith, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD

Koji Takeda, MD, PhD

Administrative Contact

Colina Williams
Division Administrator, Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery
Phone: (212) 305-3408

News & Announcements 

State of the Union: Heart Care

An interview with Michael Argenziano, MD, discussing the latest in valve treatment, hybrid surgery, aortic care, collaboration with cardiologists, and more.

Support Our Division

Your support is vital to helping us expand our services, continue our groundbreaking research, and offer as many patients as possible access to quality care. We rely on donations from both individuals and organizations year round in order to advance our patient care programs, as well as our many research, fellowship, and educational initiatives. Learn how you can partner with us by providing vital funding for our work:

Ways to Help

More Contacts & Locations

Adult Cardiac Surgery Patient Site

Appointments: (212) 305-2633

Washington Heights-NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (Main Campus)

Milstein Hospital Building
177 Fort Washington Avenue
7th Floor, Room 7-435
New York, NY 10032

Orange County

Columbia Cardiac Surgery in Orange County
1995 Route 17M
Goshen, NY 10924

New Jersey

Columbia Cardiac Surgery in New Jersey
25 Rockwood
Englewood, NJ 07631