Heart Tumor Care

Heart tumors are a rare but serious medical condition which requires a specialized care center for optimal patient outcomes. As part of the Cardiac Tumor Program, our surgeons are proud to be among one of the only centers in the world dedicated to caring for patients with a cardiac mass.

Working closely with doctors in clinical cardiology, clinical oncology, cardiovascular imaging, and cardiac pathology, our heart surgeons create comprehensive and individualized diagnostic and treatment plans using the most advanced therapies and surgical technologies currently available.

Other Care Areas: Cardiovascular Disease | Valve Disease | Heart Failure | See All

Areas of Expertise

Our Team

Michael Argenziano, MD

Dr. Argenziano is a cardiac surgeon with decades of experience as a leader in the field. Dr. Argenziano's surgical expertise includes valve repair, coronary bypass, and treatment of cardiac tumors and arrhythmias, as well as minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

Isaac George, MD

Dr. George performs all types of open complex adult cardiac surgery, including valve surgery, aortic aneurysm surgery, and coronary bypass grafting. He is a specialist in all forms of transcatheter valve therapies and is the Surgical Director of the Structural Heart & Valve Center.

Craig R. Smith, MD

Dr. Smith is Chair of Surgery at Columbia and a renowned heart surgeon. Dr. Smith's surgical expertise includes aortic and mitral valve operations, aortic procedures, and coronary artery bypass. Dr. Smith's research into transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has shaped international standards in heart care.

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD

Dr. Takayama is Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery. For years, he has led the Aortic Center at Columbia, focusing on endovascular and minimally-invasive aortic treatments. He also specializes in minimally-invasive mitral repair, septal myectomy for hypertropic cardiomyopathy as well as complex high-risk surgical procedures.


Call us at (212) 342-3820 or use our online appointment request form.

We are located at:

Cardiac Tumor Program
Herbert Irving Pavilion — Suite 6-636
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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For more on the Cardiac Tumor Program: CardioOncology