AN EXCEPTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST

Christopher N. Irobunda, MD

Christopher Irobunda, MD, PhD is a full time faculty member and an Assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He obtained his MD/PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. His PhD was in Molecular Pharmacology, specifically on the cyclic Adenosine Mono-Phosphate/beta-adrenergic signal transduction system. He subsequently completed internship and residency in internal medicine at New York University Medical Center followed by his General and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. After completion of his medical training and research study, he shifted his concentration to patient care and the education of aspiring young physicians.

Dr. Irobunda is ardently dedicated to uncompromised patient care and teaching. His primary focus is individualized patient care and patient advocacy. Given his training as a medical scientist, it is hardly surprising that he is a keen diagnostician. He has a penchant for complex cardiac issues and other medical problems that can sometimes mask or aggravate cardiac disease. His aptitude for unraveling these medical conundrums, have led to medical diagnoses for patients who have come to him for second and even third opinions. However, above all else, his true genius is his ability to relate to his patients with intelligence, curiosity, patience, compassion, and humor. His ability to waylay even the most apprehensive of patients with his aura of reassurance and understanding, has garnered him a continually growing medical practice. Again and again, individuals will refer family members and friends because of the empathy and level of care constantly provided.

Indeed, his unceasing diligence has led him to become a physician member of Columbia University Medical Centers Patient Facilitated Services, an organization that is directed at patient satisfaction and outreach. Dr. Irobunda has also been the primary cardiologist for patients undergoing liver transplant evaluations at New York Presbyterian since 2004. He is the Medical Director of the Making Care Better at Mckeen Pavilion (New York Presbyterian Hospital Initiative to enhance patient care and experience).

Dr. Irobunda is the Cardiologist for the Core Heart health center in Bermuda affiliated with the Bermuda Heart Foundation and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Irobunda has also been elected as a member in the Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

When not in his private practice, he takes great pleasure in helping train the new influx of physicians in the only ethical way to practice medicine—patient centered care. Dr. Irobunda has been a Supervisor and Attending Faculty for the Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine for First Year Medical Students at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons since 2011, a program which endeavors to instill exceptional patient-doctor communication and trust. He encourages these future practitioners of medicine to listen to the patient and to learn to interpret and analyze the information that is being imported; to realize that the seemingly insignificant details sometimes lead to the culprit of an individual's illness

He seeks to educate the public on cardiovascular issues and ways to make everyday life style modifications to help reduce these risks. In addition to being an interventional cardiologist who can perform invasive cardiac procedures and coronary stent placements, he emphasizes the prevention and treatment of heart disease through diet, exercise, and medical therapy.

It’s never too soon nor too late to have your heart health checked. For more information, call 212.305.1467.

Testimonials

Testimonials
  • Dr. Irobunda has been AMAZING!!! He has been the only doctor that has been able to stabilize my symptoms. I was working with 3-4 different doctors in New Jersey who were unable to treat my condition and were at a lose of how to move forward. It wasn't until I began under the care of Dr. Irobunda that I have been able to live a normal life. I am happy to say I am 8-9 months symptoms free. He has always made himself available to speak with ma via phone when I was experiencing symptoms at home and needed advice. When in his office, he has always made me feel comfortable and answered any and all the questions I or my family members had. I have recommended Dr. Irobunda to several of my close friends and will continue to do so. Jessi- his secretary, ALWAYS answers the phone and has been very accommodating with scheduling appointments, setting up blood work, and calling my pharmacy for medication refills. She has been a pleasure to work with. Wait time has always been at a minimal. There are no excessive wait times, ever. The woman at the front desk are also very helpful and kind. I have nothing but positive feedback for Dr. Irobunda and his team =).
    – s.H.

  • Dr I is a dedicated professional with heart.
    –a.m.

  • Excellent. Two stents and blood clot in heart Nov 2016.
    – B.B.

  • Dr. Irobunda and his staff are outstanding. Each member is dedicated, professional, caring and knowledgeable. It is always a pleasure dealing with each individual on the "team." They make a difficult experience (visit to a MD office) as pleasurable as possible. It is so nice to know you have a group of outstanding people keeping you healthy.
    – h.s.

  • The best doctor with lot of compassion! Great experience to be cared by Dr Irobunda and the staff!
    – R.P.

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