Our Aortic Team & Locations

Our Team | Our Locations

Our team brings together experts in heart surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology and more to deliver comprehensive care no matter how complex or severe your aortic condition may be. Call (844) 792-6782 or fill out our appointment request form to meet our team today.

Our Team

Our Surgeons

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD

Cardiac Surgeon | Co-Director, Aortic Center

Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH

Vascular Surgeon | Co-Director, Aortic Center

Isaac George, MD

Cardiac Surgeon

Thomas O'Donnell, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Craig R. Smith, MD

Cardiac Surgeon | Chair, Department of Surgery

Our Cardiologists

David J. Engel, MD


Daniel S. O'Connor, MD, PhD


Gregg F. Rosner, MD



Our Support Team

Annie C. Yu, ANP

As an experienced surgical nurse practitioner, Annie coordinates care for our Aortic Center patients.  She ensures that all recommended treatment plans are carried out, and sees patients for continued follow-up visits, promoting long-term quality care.

Elizabeth Wist, MS, PA-C

Elizabeth Wist is a physician’s assistant specializing in Cardiothoracic Surgery. She collaborates with physicians in the inpatient and outpatient care of patients to ensure they receive the best treatment possible.

Michelle Castro

Michelle Castro, financial coordinator, works with every patient to secure presurgical approval and coverage by patients' insurance companies.

Our Locations

We see patients at multiple locations for your convenience. Our providers are also available for virtual visits in the comfort of your own home.


Aortic Center
Milstein Hospital Building, 7-435
177 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
(844) 792-6782 (844-RX-AORTA)

All of our providers see patients at this location


Aortic Center in Suffern
10 Indian Rock Road, 7-435
Suffern, NY 10901
(844) 792-6782 (844-RX-AORTA)

Providers at this location: Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH


ColumbiaDoctors – 15 North Broadway
15 North Broadway, Ste C
White Plains, NY 10601
(212) 305-6380

Providers at this location: Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD

New Jersey

Cardiovascular Second Opinion Clinic in New Jersey
25 Rockwood
Englewood, NJ 07631
(844) 792-6782 (844-RX-AORTA)

Providers at this location: Virendra I. Patel, MD, MPH, Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD

Our Aortic Center team is here to help you, whether it’s for diagnosis, treatment, or a second opinion. Call (844) 792-6782 or fill out our appointment request form to get started.

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