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Marwah Abdalla, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC
  • Director of Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Education
Marwah Abdalla, MD, MPH

Marwah Abdalla, MD, MPH is a clinical cardiologist, cardiac intensivist, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. She is the Director of Education for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and is a full-time faculty member in the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia. Her areas of expertise include critical care cardiology and hypertension. Dr. Abdalla is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and echocardiography. She is also an NIH funded clinical investigator with a research interest in the cardiovascular manifestations of hypertension, assessed by echocardiography and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. 

Dr. Abdalla received her Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health. She was an Intern, Resident, and Chief Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She completed her training as a cardiology Fellow and Chief Fellow at Columbia University Medical Center. 

Departments And Divisions

  • Department of Medicine
    Division of Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Hypertension
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Critical Care Cardiology

Education & Training

  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center


  • Milstein Hospital Building

    177 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
    (212) 342-1275

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

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  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

This provider does not accept new patients



  • 2012 - Abdalla, M. “The Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases: an Unappreciated Crisis.” Invited Speaker: The Fifth Conference on Nutrition and NCDs: A Palestinian Agenda. Ramallah, Palestine
  • 2009 - Abdalla, M. “Adiponectin and Resistin: Recent Advances and Future Directions.” Invited Speaker: Department of Pediatrics, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan


  • 2016 - Abdalla, M. "Life's Simple 7 and Incident Hypertension." Jackson Heart Study Working Group Conference, Jackson, Mississippi
  • 2014 - Abdalla, M. “Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome among Palestinian Refugee Women.” Cardiology Grand Rounds, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 2014 - Abdalla, M. “Understanding the Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases among Palestinian Refugee Women.” Fellows Case Presentation, Katz Prize in Cardiovascular Research, Columbia University Medical Center. New York, NY
  • 2013 - Abdalla, M. “Management of Sub-massive Pulmonary Embolism.” Critical Care Grand Rounds, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 2011 - Abdalla, M. “Understanding the Biological Links Between Under- and Overnutrition and the NCDs.” Invited Speaker: United Nations Side Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases “Integrative Approaches to the Global ‘Double Burden’: Under and Overnutrition and the NCDs. New York, NY

Teaching Responsibilities

Teaching of Students in Courses

  • 6/2015-present:Course Director, Cardiology CCU Sub-I Electives (MEDI-MD16P & MEDI-MD20P), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 04/2013:Perspectives on Women in Science Course, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,Wellesley College Neuroscience Course
  • 07/2012-06/2013:Harvard Medical School Core I, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,Third Year Medical Student Clerkship
  • 07/2012-11/2012:Harvard Medical School Core II, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,Fourth Year Medical Student Clerkship
  • 05/2007 & 05/2009:Patient Doctor I Course, Harvard Medical School,Clinical Assessment Oral Presentation Evaluator

Formal Teaching of Residents, Clinical Fellows, Research Fellows (post-docs), and Allied Healthcare Professionals

  • 2014 - Management of Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Devices, Columbia University Medical Center, Physician Assistant Teaching Conferences
  • 2012 – 2013 - Morning Report Case Conference Series, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Resident Morning Conferences
  • 2012 - Advanced EKG Training, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Resident Noon Conferences
  • 2012 - Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in the Outpatient Setting, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Ambulatory Resident Conferences
  • 2012 - EKG Assessment in the Outpatient Setting, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Ambulatory Resident Conferences


American College of Cardiology

  • Council Member, Early Career Academic Working Group 2014-present
  • Council Member, Early Career International Working Group 2014-present

American Heart Association

  • Council Member, Scientific Publishing Committee 2016-present

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 - Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize-Columbia University
  • 2012 - “Physician of the Year” New York Presbyterian-Columbia University
  • 2012 - “Up and Coming, Future Stars of Cardiology”-Cardiosource Magazine
  • 2012 - Columbia University Medical House Staff Fellow Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • 2009 - Residency Mentor Award Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • 2008 - Martin P. Solomon Education Award Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • 2006 - Norma Bailey Berniker Prize (Thesis Prize) Yale School of Medicine
  • 2006 - Laboratory Medicine Award (Thesis Prize) Yale School of Medicine