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Columbia University Irving Medical Center Joins Forces With Stamford Health

The best working with the best. Stamford Health, known for its award-winning cardiac care through the Heart & Vascular Institute, has expanded its relationship with one of the top 5 cardiac programs in the country, Columbia University Irving Medical Center.* This ensures that our patients will have access to the world-class cardiac treatment and expertise from Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s nationally recognized heart surgeons, without having to venture far from home.

As a result of this new relationship, five of Columbia University’s top surgeons are seeing patients at Stamford Health and operating on those patients at Stamford Hospital, which has recently been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and by the American Heart Association. The surgeons perform both scheduled and emergency heart surgery at Stamford Hospital.

Stamford Health has collaborated for nearly a decade with Columbia University as a teaching affiliate. This increased partnership further builds upon the high-quality cardiovascular services already in place at Stamford Health, delivering world-class cardiac care to lower Fairfield County.

This partnership unites the clinical expertise of Stamford Health’s very own, nationally recognized doctors Michael Coady, MD, MBA, MPH, and David Yuh, MD, with Michael Argenziano, MD, and four of his colleagues, Isaac George, MD, Yuji Kaku, MD, Koji Takeda, MD, as well as Columbia's recently named Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD.

Stamford Health’s Heart & Vascular Institute is the only comprehensive heart and vascular program in lower Fairfield County - offering cardiology and surgical services including general cardiology, non-invasive testing, cardiac rehabilitation, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, structural heart disease and valve care, open-heart surgery, and vascular surgery. Stamford Health uses state-of-the-art technology such as cardiac MRI imaging and multi-detector CT coronary angiography, all in a single care environment.

About Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Columbia University Irving Medical Center provides patients with the expertise of more than 1,800 highly regarded physicians, surgeons, dentists, and nurses, coupled with the prestige of one of the country’s oldest and finest universities. Columbia offers comprehensive interdisciplinary care, providing services in more than 230 specialties and subspecialties to patients from around the country and the world.

Columbia’s approach to patient care springs from its unparalleled historical legacy of clinical excellence and is further informed by and honed through the application of cutting-edge research. Columbia providers move effortlessly between the latest treatments, such as advanced robotic surgical techniques, and the traditional tried-and-true applications of personalized health care. This combination translates into a high-tech and high-touch hallmark of patient care at Columbia.

To learn more about cardiac surgery at Stamford Health, contact 203.276.4400.

*“Best Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery.” U.S. News & World Report. Accessed 3 March 2022.

Planetree “Planetree Person-Centered Care Certified Sites.” Planetree. Accessed 3 March 2022.

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