Kelly M. Axsom, MD

Expertise in: 
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Board Certifications: 
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiogenic Shock, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD), Pulmonary Hypertension

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kelly Axsom, MD is a cardiologist, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with advanced heart failure including those requiring left ventricular assist device or cardiac transplantation. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation.

Dr. Axsom received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center where she was also the Chief Medical Resident. She completed her Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at NYU Medical Center where she served as Chief Fellow. She completed her advanced training in advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac assist devices and transplantation at Weill Cornell and Columbia University Medical Centers.

Dr. Axsom is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, Center for Advanced Cardiac Care of the Columbia University Medical Center. Her clinical and research interests include the acute care and chronic management of patients with heart failure, comprising a combined goal of reducing hospitalizations and improving the transition of care from the in-patient to the out-patient setting. Dr. Axsom is leading the clinical initiative for the continuous hemodynamic monitoring of these patients at Columbia University Medical Center.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
646-317-2268

Location(s)

CUMC/Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
173 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Primary

Insurance Accepted

For billing questions, please call (212) 305-2488.

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

Woman in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence; 2013, American Heart Association
Fellow of The Year Award; 2013, NYU Medical Center
Division of Hospital Medicine Award; 2011, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical Center 
American Society of Hematology Trainee Award; 2005, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Research

Grants

INFLUENZA VACCINE TO EFFECTIVELY STOP CARDIO THORACIC EVENTS ANDDECOMPENSATED HEART FAILURE (INVESTED) (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018