Natalie A. Bello, MD, MPH

Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Clinical Echocardiography, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Echo Stress Test, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac Ultrasound, Cardiac Imaging

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Natalie Bello, MD, MPH, is a multimodality imaging cardiologist who returned to join the Columbia faculty after completing clinical and research fellowships at Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and has advanced training in cardiovascular MRI.

Her research focuses on better understanding the relationships between hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, future cardiovascular risk, and peripartum cardiomyopathy, as well as the use of echocardiography and cardiovascular MRI in assessing the effects of obesity on cardiovascular structure and function. 

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Female


CUMC/Milstein Hospital Building
177 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


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


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care




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

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

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Honors & Awards

  • 2017- American College of Cardiology/William F. Keating, Esq. Endowment Career Development Award for Hypertension Research
  • 2012 - Value-Based Health Care Delivery, Harvard Business School
  • 2011 - Franz Aepfelbacher Award, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical, Division of Cardiology
  • 2011 - Women’s Career and Leadership Development Conference, American College of Cardiology
  • 2008 - Gold Foundation Circle of Excellence, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 2005 - Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation, American Medical Women’s Association
  • 2005 - Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • 1995-1999 - Cornell Tradition Fellow, Cornell University




Apr 1 2018 - Mar 31 2023


Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021


Jul 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018


Sep 14 2010 - Oct 2 2017

Selected Publications

  • Teerlink JR, Qian M, Freudenberger RA, Bello NA, Di Tullio MR, Graham S, Mann DL, Sacco RL, Mohr JP, Labovitz AJ, Ponikowski PP, Lok DJ, Anker SD, Thompson JL, Homma S, for the WARCEF Investigators. Aspirin does not increase heart failure events in chronic systolic heart failure patients- an analysis of the WARCEF Trial. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Aug; 5(8).
  • Upadhya B, Rocco M, Lewis CE, Oparil S, Lovato LC, Cushman WC, Bates JT, Bello NA, Aurigemma G, Fine LJ, Johnson KC, Rodriguez CJ, Raj DS, Rastogi A, Tamariz L, Wiggers A, Kitsman DW. The effect of intensive blood pressure treatment on heart failure events in the Systolic Blood Pressure Reduction Intervention Trial. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 Apr; 10(4). pii:e003613.
  • Bello NA*, Hyacinth HH*, Roetker NS, Seals SR, Naik RP, Derebail VK, Kshirsagar AV, Key NS, Wilson JG, Correa A, Robert AJ, Egede LD, Longstreth W, Choudhary G, Gee BE, Hughes AL, Shah AM, Manson JE, Allison M, Burke GL, Folsom AR, Carty CL, Reiner AP, Solomon SD, Konety SH. Sickle cell trait is not associated with an increased risk of heart failure or abnormalities of cardiac structure and function in African Americans. Blood. 2017 Feb 9; 129(6):799-801.
  • Drawz P, Pajewski N, Bates J, Bello NA, Cushman W, Dwyer J, Fine L, Goff D, Haley W, Krousel-Wood M, McWilliams W, Rifkin D, Slinin Y, Taylor A, Townsend R, Wall B, Wright J, Rahman M. Effect of intensive versus standard clinic-based hypertension management on ambulatory blood pressure - results from the SPRINT ambulatory blood pressure study. Hypertension. 2017 Jan; 69(1):42-50. 
  • Bello NA, Cheng S, Claggett B, Shah A, Ndumele C, Roca GQ, Santos ABS, Gupta D, Vardeny O, Aguilar D, Folsom AR, Butler KR, Kitzman DW, Coresh J, Solomon SD. Association of Weight and Body Composition on Cardiac Structure and Function in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Circ Heart Fail. 2016; 2016; Aug 9(8).
  • Ndumele C, Matsushita K, Lazo M, Bello N, Blumenthal R, Gerstenblith G, Nambi V, Ballantyne C, Solomon S, Selvin E, Folsom A, and Coresh J. Obesity and Subtypes of Incident Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jul 28;5(8). pii:e003921.
  • Gori M, Gupta DK, Claggett B, Selvin E, Folsom AR, Matsushita K, Bello NA, Cheng S, Shah A, Skali H, Vardeny O, Ni H, Ballantyne CM, Astor BC, Klein BE, Aguilar D, Solomon SD. Natriuretic peptide and high-sensitivity troponin for cardiovascular risk prediction in diabetes: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Diabetes Care. 2016;39:677-85.
  • Booth JN, Muntner P, Diaz KM, Viera AJ, Bello NA, Schwartz JE, Shimbo DS. Evaluation of criteria to detect masked hypertension. Journal Clin Hypertens. 2016 Nov; 18(11):1086-1094.
  • McMurray JJ, Krum H, Abraham WT, Dickstein K, Kober LV, Desai AS, Solomon SD, Greenlaw N, Ali MA, Chiang Y, Shao Q, Tarnesby G, Massie BM. ATMOSPHERE Committees Investigators. Aliskiren, Enalapril, or Aliskiren and Enalapril in Heart Failure. N Engl J Med. 2016; 374:1521-32.
  • Querejeta Roca G. Redline S, Claggett B, Bello N, Ballantyne CM, Solomon SD, Ahah AM. Sex-specific association of sleep apnea severity with subclinical myocardial injury, ventricular hypertrophy and heart failure risk in a community dwelling cohort: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities - Sleep Heart Health Study. Circulation. 132:1329-37.
  • Bello N, Lewis EF, Desai AS, Anand IS, Krun H, McMurray JJV, Olson K, Solomon SD, Swedberg K, van Veldhuisen DJ, Young JB, Pfeffer MA. Increased risk of stroke with darbepoetin alfa in anaemic heart failure patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Eur J Heart Fail. 2015: 17:1201-7.
  • Santos ABS, Gupta D, Bello NA, Gori M, Claggett B, Fuchs FD, Shah AM, Coresh J, Sharrett AR, Cheng S, Solomon SD. Prehypertension is associated with abnormalities of cardiac structure and function in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Am J Hypertens. 2016;29:568-74.
  • Skali H, Shah A, Gupta DK, Cheng S, Claggett B, Liu J, Bello N, Aguilar D, Vardeny O, Matsushita K, Selvin E, Solomon S. Cardiac structure and function across the glycemic spectrum in elderly men and women free of prevalent heart disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk In the Community (ARIC) Study.  Circ Heart Fail. 2015;8:448-54.
  • Desai AS, Claggett B, Pfeffer MA, Bello N, Finn PV, Granger CB,  McMurray JJ, Pocock S, Swedberg K, Yusuf S, Solomon SD.  Influence of hospitalization for cardiovascular versus noncardiovascular reasons on subsequent mortality in patients with chronic heart failure across the spectrum of ejection fraction.  Circ Heart Fail. 2014;7:895-902.
  • McMurray JJ, Packer M, Desai AS, Gong J, Lefkowitz MP, Rizkala AR, Roleau JL, Shi VC, Solomon SD, Swedberg K, Zile MR; PARADIGM Investigators and Committees.  Angiotensin-neprilysin inhibition versus enalapril in heart failure.  N Engl J Med.  2014; 371:993-1004. 
  • Bello NA, Claggett B, Desai AS, McMurray JJ, Granger CB, Yusuf S, Swedberg K, Pfeffer MA, Solomon SD.  Influence of prior heart failure hospitalization on cardiovascular events in patients with reduced and preserved ejection fraction.  Circ Heart Fail.  2014;7:590-5.
  • Bello N, Pfeffer MA, Skali H, McGill JB, Rossert J, Olson KA, Weinrauch L, Cooper ME, Parving HH, de Zeeuw D, Rossing P, McMurray JJV, Solomon SD.  Retinopathy and clinical outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and anemia.  BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. 2014; 2:eCollection.
  • Santos AB*, Kraigher-Krainer E*, Bello N, Claggett B, Zile MR, Pieske B, Voors AA, McMurray JJV, Packer M, Bransford T, Lefkowitz M, Shah AM, Solomon SD.  Left ventricular dyssynchrony in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction.  Eur Heart J.  2014;35:42-7.
  • Bello N, Hurtado Rendon IS, Zrany Z.  The relationship between preeclampsia and peripartum cardiomyopathyL a systematic review and meta-analysis.  J Am Coll Cardiol.  2013; 62: 1715-23. 
  • Moghari MH, Roujol S, Chan RH, Hong SN, Bello N, Henningsson M, et al. Free-breathing 3D cardiac MRI using iterative image-based respiratory motion correction. Magn Reson Med. 2013;70:1005-15.