Mona Kinkhabwala, MD

Board Certifications: 
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Cardiac PET Imaging, Nuclear Cardiology, Clinical Cardiology, Cardiology, Echocardiography

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Dr. Kinkhabwala is a board-certified cardiologist, with a special interest in advanced cardiovascular imaging. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and is a nuclear cardiology faculty member at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003, she went on to complete medical school at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in 2007. She subsequently completed her internal medicine residency, cardiovascular fellowship and an advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she also served as a chief medical resident. During her advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship, she gained expertise in SPECT, cardiac PET, viability testing, 99m technetium pyrophosphate scintigraphy, CT angiography, and calcium scoring.

While at Columbia, Dr. Kinkhabwala has presented her research at both local and national conferences, and has co-authored several articles on cardiovascular disease that have appeared in publications including American Journal of Cardiology and Expert Reviews of Cardiovascular Therapy. Upon completing her training, Dr. Kinkhabwala joined Columbia as a clinical cardiologist with a particular interest in bringing the practical applications of state-of-the-art and highly specialized cardiovascular imaging techniques to the community.

Dr. Kinkhabwala is board certified in cardiovascular disease, comprehensive echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and internal medicine. She is an attending physician at both Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY.

She currently resides in New Jersey with her family. As a working mother of two, she understands how important one’s health is to the well-being of one’s family and hopes to help her patients live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

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Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
845-368-0100

Location(s)

Suffern, NY Office
26 Indian Rock
Suffern, NY 10901
Primary

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
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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
  • 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
  • MVP Health Care-HMO/EPO (Westchester Only)
  • MVP Health Care-PPO (Westchester Only)

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

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, John Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Alpha Omege Alpha National Medical Honor Society

Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

Summa Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania

Dean's List, University of Pennsylvania

Research

Selected Publications

Geraldino-Pardilla L, Zartoshti A, Ozbek AB, Giles JT, Weinberg R, Kinkhabwala M, Bokhari S, Bathon JM. "Arterial Inflammation Detected With 18 F-Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography in Rheumatoid Arthritis." Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Jan;70(1):30-39. PMID: 28992382

Bokhari S, Morgenstern R, Weinberg R, Kinkhabwala M, Panagiotou D, Castano A, DeLuca A, Kontak A, Jin Z, Maurer MS. "Standardization of 99mTechnetium pyrophosphate imaging methodology to diagnose TTR cardiac amyloidosis." J Nucl Cardiol. 2018 Feb; 25(1):181-190. PMID: 27580616

Kinkhabwala MP, Mancini D. “Patient selection for cardiac transplant in 2012.” Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2013 February; 11(2): 179-191.  PMID: 23405839

Parikh M, Lund L, Goda A, Mancini D. “Usefulness of Peak Exercise Oxygen Consumption and the Heart Failure Survival Score to Predict Survival in Patients > 65 Years of Age with Heart Failure.” American Journal of Cardiology 2009 April 1; 103(7): 998-1002. PMID: 19327430