Melana Yuzefpolskaya, MD

Specialties:
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
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Overview

Melana Yuzefpolskaya, MD is a cardiologist, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with advanced heart failure, with a special interest in mechanical circulatory support (MCS) with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and heart transplantation.  She is board certified in General Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation.

Dr. Yuzefpolskaya is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. She received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at NYU, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at St. Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center and advanced training in advanced heart failure, cardiac assist devices and transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Yuzefpolskaya has co-authored more than 145 peer-reviewed manuscripts in prestigious journals, including Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Circulation: Heart Failure, European Journal of Heart Failure, Journal of Cardiac Failure and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Her work has been presented at multiple national and international meetings including American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer on multiple journals and has contributed to guidelines on treatment and management of patients with cardiac assist devices.

Dr. Yuzefpolskaya joined the Faculty at the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care in 2011, and was named the Associate Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support/LVAD Program at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in 2014. She sees patients in Washington Heights in New York City.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
  • Mechanical Assist Device

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Associate Medical Director, Cardiac Assisted Device Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Russian

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

173 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor 4, Suite 617
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • 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
  • HMO
  • 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
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine