Raymond Carlos Givens, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Spanish


  • Male

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Insurance Accepted

For billing questions, please call (212) 230-8300.


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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • 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

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • 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

  • PhD, 2007 University of North Carolina Gillings Global School of Public Health
  • MD, 2008 Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine


Selected Publications

Givens RC, Lin YS, Dowling ALS, et al. CYP3A5 genotype predicts renal CYP3A activity and blood pressure. J Appl Physiol 95:1297-1300, 2003.

Givens RC, Watkins PB. Pharmacogenetics and clinical gastroenterology. Gastroenterology 125:240-248, 2003.

Isoherranen N, Paine MF, Givens RC, et al. The influence of CYP3A5 expression on the extent of hepatic CYP3A inhibition is substrate-dependent: an in vitro-in vivo evaluation. Drug Metab Dispos 36:146-54, 2008.

Givens RC, Russo C, Green P, Maurer MS. Comparison of Cardiac Amyloidosis due to Wild-Type and V122I Transthyretin in Older Adults. Aging Health 9(2):229-35, 2013.

Kim MS, Kato TS, Farr M, Wu C, Givens RC, Collado E, Mancini DM, Schulze PC. Hepatic Dysfunction in Ambulatory Patients with Heart Failure- Application of the MELD Scoring System for Outcome Prediction. JACC 61(22):2253-61, 2013.

Chung CJ, Wu C, Jones M, Kato TS, Dam TT, Givens RC, Templeton DL, Maurer MS, Naka Y, Takayama H, Mancini DM, Schulze PC. Reduced Handgrip Strength as a Marker of Frailty Predicts Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure Undergoing Ventricular Assist Device Placement. J Card Fail 20(5):310-5, 2014.

Givens RC, Russo C, Green P, Maurer MS. Comparison of cardiac amyloidosis due to wild-type and V122I transthyretin in older adults referred to an academic medical center. Aging Health 9(2):229-235, 2013.

Wever-Pinzon O, Givens RC, Flannery M, Naka Y, Jorde UP. Repetitive HeartMate II pump stoppage induced by transitioning from battery to main power source: the short-to-shield phenomenon. J Heart Lung Transplant 34(2):270-1, 2015.

Derda AA, Thum S, Lorenzen JM, Bavendiek U, Heineke J, Keyser B, Stuhrmann M, Givens RC, Kennel PJ, Schulze PC, Widder JD, Bauersachs J, Thum T. Blood-based microRNA signatures differentiate various forms of cardiac hypertrophy. Int J Cardiol 196:115-22, 2015.

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. 3(12):933-41, 2015.

Nguyen VP, Givens RC, Cheng RK, Mokadam NA, Levy WC, Stempien-Otero A, Schulze PC, Dardas TF. Effect of regional competition on heart transplant waiting list outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016. In Press.