Michael Argenziano, MD
Michael Argenziano, MD, FACS, is Associate Chief of the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He also serves as the director of the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Arrhythmia programs, director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Laboratory and Clinical Research Program, and program director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency program. Dr. Argenziano received his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed his postgraduate training at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Argenziano is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. He is the immediate past president of the New York Society for Thoracic Surgery. He has authored more than 100 publications, presented at numerous scientific conferences, and received several grants and awards for his research. He has led two national trials of robotic surgery, and his atrial fibrillation research has been supported by the TSFRE's Career Development Award. He currently serves as Columbia's principal investigator in the NIH/NHLBI Network for Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigations.
2015-2016: New York Magazine's Top Doctors
2011: Young Heart Award for Achievement in Cardiovascular Science & Medicine, American Heart Association
2011-2012: Educational Simulation Research Grant, Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education
2010-2011: President, New York Society for Thoracic Surgery
2009: Physician of the Year, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Department of Surgery
2007-2012: Executive Council, New York Society for Thoracic Surgery
2007-2010: Career Development Award, Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education
2007-2012: Principal Site Investigator, National Institutes of Health U01 Network Grant. "Network for Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigations"
2004: Fellow, American College of Surgeons
2002: "Best Oral Presentation" Award at the Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, New York. Title of Presentation: "A totally endoscopic, beating heart approach to pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation."
1996-1998: Blakemore Award for Excellence in Surgical Research, Columbia University Medical Center
1996: Claire-Lucille Pace Humanitarian Award (Healing the Children Guatemala Heart Surgery Team)
1992: Allen O. Whipple Prize for Excellence in Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
1992: Sandoz Award for Excellence in Research, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
1992: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society