Kevin Clerkin, MD, MSc

Board Certifications: 
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Critical Care Cardiology, Cardiogenic Shock, Cardiomyopathy, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Heart Disease, Heart Transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD), Clinical Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Dr. Kevin Clerkin is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and cardiologist, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with advanced heart failure. His practice includes those requiring left ventricular assist device or heart transplantation. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Echocardiography.

Dr. Clerkin received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He completed additional training in Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He also received a Master of Science degree in Patient Oriented Research/Biostatistics from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Clerkin is an NIH funded clinical investigator and his research focuses on improving the quality of life and survival in heart transplant recipients. He has published more than 60 peer reviewed manuscripts, reviews, abstracts, and book chapters. His work has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals including Circulation, Journal of American College of Cardiology Heart Failure, Circulation - Heart Failure, JAMA Cardiology, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

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

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • 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

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

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, Albert Einsein College of Medicine
  • MSc, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

2019              Fellow, American College of Cardiology

2017               CUMC Department of Medicine Fellow Research Day Prize

2014               CUMC Department of Medicine, Medicine Consultant of the Year

2014               CUMC AIM Clinic Provider of the Month

2014               CUMC Resident Research Day Prize

2011               Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Research

Selected Publications

  • Clerkin KJ, Sayer G, Griffin JM, Farr MA, Topkara VK. Local Competition Influences Donor Heart Acceptance Practice. 2020. J Heart Lung Transplant. In Press
  • Kazi DS, Martin LM, Litmanovich D, Pinto DS, Clerkin KJ, Zimetbaum PJ, Dudzinski DM. A 73-Year-Old Man with Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure and Cardiac Dysfunction Diagnosis: Cardiac Dysfunction in the Setting of COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. New Engl J Med. 2020 In Press
  • Latif F, Farr MA, Clerkin KJ, Habal MV, Takeda K, Naka Y, Restaino S, Sayer G, Uriel N. Local competition influences donor heart acceptance practice. 2020. JAMA Cardiology. In Press.
  • Fried JA, Ramasubbu K, Bhatt R, Topkara VK, Clerkin KJ, Horn E, Rabbani L, Brodie D, Jain SS, Kirtane A, Masoumi A, Takeda K, Kumaraiah D, Burkhoff D, Leon M, Schwartz A, Uriel N, Sayer G. The Variety of Cardiovascular Presentations of COVID-19. Circulation. 2020 In Press
  • Clerkin KJ, Fried JA, Raikhelkar J, Sayer G, Griffin JM, Masoumi A, Jain SS, Burkhoff D, Kumaraiah D, Rabbani L, Schwartz A, Uriel N. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation. 2020. In Press
  • See SB, Mantell BS, Clerkin KJ, Ray B, Vasilescu ER, Marboe CC, Naka Y, Restaino S, Colombo PC, Addonizio LJ, Farr MA, Zorn E. Profiling Non-HLA antibody responses in antibody-mediated rejection following heart transplantation. 2020 Am J Transplant. In press
  • Clerkin KJ, Mancini DM, Stehlik J, Cherikh WS, Lund LH. Continuous-Flow Mechanical Circulatory Support is not Associated with Early Graft Failure: An Analysis of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Registry. Clin Transplant. 2019 Dec;33(12).
  • Garan AR, Eckhardt C, Takeda K, Topkara VK, Clerkin K, Fried J, Masoumi A, Demmer RT, Trinh P, Yuzefpolskaya M, Naka Y, Burkhoff D, Kirtane A, Colombo PC, Takayama H. Predictors of Survival and Ability to Wean from Short-term Mechanical Circulatory Support Device Following Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care.2018 Dec;7(8):755-765.
  • Fried JA, Nair A, Takeda K, Clerkin K, Topkara VK, Masoumi A, Yuzefpolskaya M, Takayama H, Naka Y, Burkhoff D, Kirtane A, Karmpaliotis D, Moses J, Colombo PC, Garan AR. Clinical and Hemodynamic Effects of Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Therapy in Chronic Heart Patients with Cardiogenic Shock. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Nov;37(11):1313-1321.
  • Chatterjee D, Moore C, Gao B, Clerkin KJ, See SB, Shaked D, Rogers K, Nunez S, Veras Y, Addonizio L, Givertz MM, Naka Y, Mancini D, Vasilescu R, Marboe C, Restaino S, Madsen JC, Zorn E. Prevalence of Polyreactive Innate clones among Graft­Infiltrating B cells in Human Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Mar;37(3):385-393.
  • Clerkin KJ, Topkara VK, Demmer RT, Dizon JM, Yuzefpolskaya M, Fried J, Mai X, Mancini DM, Takeda K, Takayama H, Naka Y, Colombo PC, Garan AR. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Patients with a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device: An Analysis of the INTERMACS Registry. JACC: Heart Fail. 2017 Dec;5(12):916-926.
  • Clerkin KJ, See SB, Farr MA, Restaino SW, Serban G, Latif F, Lingzhi L, Colombo PC, Vlad G, Ray B, Vasilescu ER, Zorn E. Comparative assessment of anti-HLA antibodies using two commercially available Luminex-based assays. Transplant Direct. 2017 Nov 21;3(11).
  • See SB, Clerkin KJ, Kennel PJ, Zhang F, Weber MP, Rogers K, Chatterjee D, Vasilescu ER, Vlad G, Naka Y, Restaino S, Farr M, Topkara V, Colombo PC, Mancini DM, Schulze PC, Levin B, Zorn E. Ventricular assist device elicits serum natural IgG that correlate with the development of primary graft dysfunction following heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Aug;36(8):862-870.
  • Clerkin KJ, Topkara VK, Mancini DM, Yuzefpolskaya M, Demmer RT, Dizon JM, Takeda K, Takayama H, Naka Y, Colombo PC, Garan AR. The Role of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Patients Bridged to Transplantation with a Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jun;36(6):633-639.
  • Clerkin KJ, Farr MA, Restaino SW, Zorn E, Latif F, Vasilescu ER, Marboe CC, Colombo PC, Mancini DM. Relationship of Donor Specific Anti-HLA Antibodies with Antibody Mediated Rejection and Long-term Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 May;36(5):540-545. 
  • Clerkin KJ, Garan AR, Wayda B, Givens RC, Yuzefpolskya M, Nakagawa S, Takeda K, Takayama H, Naka Y, Mancini DM, Colombo PC, Topkara VK. The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Patients Supported with a Left Ventricular Assist Device: An Analysis of the UNOS Database. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Oct;9(10).
  • Clerkin KJ, Naka Y, Mancini DM, Colombo PC, Topkara VK. The Impact of Obesity on Patients Bridged to Transplantation with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. JACC: Heart Fail. 2016;4(10):761-768. 
  • Clerkin KJ, Restaino SW, Zorn E, Vasilescu ER, Marboe CC, Mancini DM. The Impact of Timing and Graft Dysfunction on Survival and Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in Antibody Mediated Rejection. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Sep;35(9):1059-66
  • Clerkin KJ, Farr MA, Restaino SW, Ali ZA, Mancini DM. Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography is Inadequate to Detect Early Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Aug;35(8):1040-1.
  • Kitada S, Schulze PC, Jin Z, Clerkin KJ, Homma S, Mancini DM. Comparison of Early versus Delayed Timing of Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation as a Bridge-to-Transplantation: An Analysis of the UNOS Dataset. Int J Cardiol. 2016; 203:929-935.
  • Givens RC, Dardas T, Clerkin KJ, Restaino S, Schulze PC, Mancini DM. Outcomes of Multiple Listing for Adult Heart Transplantation in the United States: Analysis of OPTN Data from 2000 to 2013. JACC: Heart Fail. 2015; 3(12):933-941. 
  • Clerkin KJ, Thomas SS, Haythe J, Schulze PC, Farr MJ, Takayama H, Jorde UP, Restaino SW, Naka Y, Mancini DM. Mechanical Circulatory Support as a Bridge to Cardiac Retransplantation: A single center experience. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015; 34(2):161-66.
  • Schulze PC, Kitada S, Clerkin KJ, Jin Z, Mancini DM. Regional Differences in Recipient Waiting List Time and Pre- and Post-Transplant Mortality following 2006 UNOS Policy Changes in Donor  Heart Allocation Algorithm. JACC Heart Fail. 2014; 2(2):166-177.