David Edmund Anstey, MD, MPH

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
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D. Edmund Anstey, MD, MPH is a clinical cardiologist, cardiac intensivist, echocardiographer and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. His clinical areas of expertise include critical care cardiology, echocardiography, and hypertension. Dr. Anstey is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and echocardiography. He is also an NIH funded clinical investigator with a research interest in the cardiovascular manifestations of hypertension, ambulatory and home blood pressure monitoring, and socioeconomic determinants of health.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Anstey received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He was an Intern and Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He went on to complete a fellowship in cardiology and was Chief Fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center during which time he also obtained a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He went on to complete his training with an advanced fellowship in echocardiography at Columbia University.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUIMC


  • Spanish

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • BA, Washington University - St. Louis
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Residency: Brigham & Woman's Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Association of Black Cardiologists

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 - Excellence in Teaching Award (3rd Year Medical Students), Harvard Medical School
  • 2015 - Excellence in Teaching Award (4th year Medical Students), Harvard Medical School
  • 2008 - Phi Beta Kappa, Washington University in St. Louis


Dr. Anstey’s clinical research focuses on understanding the effects of hypertension on cardiovascular disease outcomes and improving care delivery to underserved populations. This research includes work on out-of-office blood pressure assessment including ambulatory and home blood pressure monitoring, abnormal blood pressure phenotypes including masked hypertension and white coat hypertension, and understanding socioeconomic determinants of health.



July 01, 2020 - March 31, 2022


July 01, 2018 - June 30, 2020

Selected Publications

Anstey DE, Givens R, Clerkin K, Fried J, Kalcheva N, Kumaraiah D, Masoumi A, O'Connor D, Rosner GF, Wasson L, Hammond J, Kirtane AJ, Uriel N, Schwartz A, Rabbani LE and Abdalla M. The cardiac intensive care unit and the cardiac intensivist during the COVID-19 surge in New York City. Am Heart J. 2020;227:74-81.

Shechter A, Diaz F, Moise N, Anstey DE, Ye S, Agarwal S, Birk JL, Brodie D, Cannone DE, Chang B, Claassen J, Cornelius T, Derby L, Dong M, Givens RC, Hochman B, Homma S, Kronish IM, Lee SAJ, Manzano W, Mayer LES, McMurry CL, Moitra V, Pham P, Rabbani L, Rivera RR, Schwartz A, Schwartz JE, Shapiro PA, Shaw K, Sullivan AM, Vose C, Wasson L, Edmondson D and Abdalla M. Psychological distress, coping behaviors, and preferences for support among New York healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2020;66:1-8.

Anstey DE, Bradley C and Shimbo D. The Road to Implementing Home Blood Pressure Monitoring: Are We There Yet? Am J Hypertens. 2020.

Ranard LS, Fried JA, Abdalla M, Anstey DE, Givens RC, Kumaraiah D, Kodali SK, Takeda K, Karmpaliotis D, Rabbani LE, Sayer G, Kirtane AJ, Leon MB, Schwartz A, Uriel N and Masoumi A. Approach to Acute Cardiovascular Complications in COVID-19 Infection. Circ Heart Fail. 2020;13:e007220.

Bello NA, Jaeger BC, Booth JN, 3rd, Abdalla M, Anstey DE, Pugliese DN, Lewis CE, Gidding SS, Lloyd-Jones D, Shah SJ, Schwartz JE, Shikany JM, Muntner P and Shimbo D. Associations of awake and asleep blood pressure and blood pressure dipping with abnormalities of cardiac structure: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study. J Hypertens. 2020;38:102-110.

Rubin G, Abrams M and Anstey DE. The Plague and Physician Burnout. Hektoen International Journal. 2020.

Pugliese DN, Booth JN, 3rd, Deng L, Anstey DE, Bello NA, Jaeger BC, Shikany JM, Lloyd-Jones D, Lewis CE, Schwartz JE, Muntner P and Shimbo D. Sex differences in masked hypertension: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study. J Hypertens. 2019;37:2380-2388.

Jaeger BC, Anstey DE, Bress AP, Booth JN, 3rd, Butler M, Clark D, 3rd, Howard G, Kalinowski J, Long DL, Ogedegbe G, Plante TB, Shimbo D, Sims M, Supiano MA, Whelton PK and Muntner P. Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in Adults Aged >/=60 Years According to Recommendations by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and American College of Physicians/American Academy of Family Physicians. Hypertension. 2019;73:327-334.

Booth JN, Anstey DE, Bello NA, Jaeger BC, Pugliese DN, Thomas SJ, Deng L, Shikany JM, Lloyd-Jones D, Schwartz JE, Lewis CE, Shimbo D and Muntner P. Race and sex differences in asleep blood pressure: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2019;21:184-192.

Anstey DE, Tanner RM, Booth JN, 3rd, Bress AP, Diaz KM, Sims M, Ogedegbe G, Muntner P and Abdalla M. Inappropriate Left Ventricular Mass and Cardiovascular Disease Events and Mortality in Blacks: The Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019;8:e011897.

Anstey DE, Moise N, Kronish I and Abdalla M. Masked Hypertension: Whom and How to Screen? Curr Hypertens Rep. 2019;21:26.

Anstey DE, Christian J and Shimbo D. Income Inequality and Hypertension Control. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019;8:e013636.

Bello NA, Schwartz JE, Kronish IM, Oparil S, Anstey DE, Wei Y, Cheung YKK, Muntner P and Shimbo D. Number of Measurements Needed to Obtain a Reliable Estimate of Home Blood Pressure: Results From the Improving the Detection of Hypertension Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7:e008658.

Anstey DE, Muntner P, Bello NA, Pugliese DN, Yano Y, Kronish IM, Reynolds K, Schwartz JE and Shimbo D. Diagnosing Masked Hypertension Using Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Home Blood Pressure Monitoring, or Both? Hypertension. 2018;72:1200-1207.

Anstey DE, Colantonio LD, Yano Y, Booth Iii JN and Muntner P. The importance of using 24-hour and nighttime blood pressure for the identification of white coat hypertension: Data from the Jackson Heart Study. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018.

Colantonio LD, Anstey DE, Carson AP, Ogedegbe G, Abdalla M, Sims M, Shimbo D and Muntner P. Metabolic syndrome and masked hypertension among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017;19:592-600.

Anstey DE and Shimbo D. Masked hypertension-what lies ahead? J Hum Hypertens. 2017;31:545-546.

Anstey DE, Pugliese D, Abdalla M, Bello NA, Givens R and Shimbo D. An Update on Masked Hypertension. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2017;19:94.

Anstey DE, Booth JN, 3rd, Abdalla M, Spruill TM, Min YI, Muntner P and Shimbo D. Predicted Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Masked Hypertension Among Blacks in the Jackson Heart Study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017;10.

Abdalla M, Caughey MC, Tanner RM, Booth JN, 3rd, Diaz KM, Anstey DE, Sims M, Ravenell J, Muntner P, Viera AJ and Shimbo D. Associations of Blood Pressure Dipping Patterns With Left Ventricular Mass and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Blacks: The Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017;6.

Anstey DE, Li S, Thomas L, Wang TY and Wiviott SD. Race and Sex Differences in Management and Outcomes of Patients After ST-Elevation and Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarct: Results From the NCDR. Clin Cardiol. 2016;39:585-595.

Anstey DE, Heyworth BE, Price MD and Gill TJ. Effect of timing of ACL reconstruction in surgery and development of meniscal and chondral lesions. Phys Sportsmed. 2012;40:36-40.

Price MD, Anstey DE, Carroll KM and Gill TJ. Arthroscopically-assisted biceps tenodesis using a suture anchor. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2011;22:524-528.