Emily J. Tsai, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Florence Irving Associate Professor of Medicine

This provider does not accept new patients

Emily J. Tsai, MD

Emily J. Tsai, MD, FACC, FAHA, is a Florence Irving Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. She is an attending physician in the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Board-certified in Cardiovascular Medicine and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Dr. Tsai specializes in caring for heart failure patients who require, or have received, a ventricular assist device or heart transplant.

Dr. Tsai is a magna cum laude graduate in engineering sciences of Harvard College. She received her MD cum laude from Harvard Medical School in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She completed internal medicine residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and cardiology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. While at Hopkins, Dr. Tsai focused her clinical training in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Supported by a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Dr. Tsai also completed post-doctoral basic cardiovascular research training at Johns Hopkins University in the laboratory of David A. Kass, MD, FAHA. After her post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Tsai was recruited to Temple University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of medicine and physiology and a principal investigator in its Cardiovascular Research Center. In 2015, Dr. Tsai joined the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and established her laboratory in integrative cardiac pathophysiology.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant Management
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin

Education and Training

  • MD, 2002 Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Locations

  • CUMC/Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center

    173 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
  • CUMC/Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center

    173 Fort Washington Avenue
    617
    New York, NY 10032
  • William Black Building

    650 West 168th Street
    8-510
    New York, NY 10032

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Insurance Programs

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  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [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]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Committees / Societies / Memberships

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Heart Association, Fellow

Basic Cardiovascular Science Council, American Heart Association

Council of Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, American Heart Association

Heart Failure Society of America

International Society of Heart Research

American Physiological Society

Honors and Awards

1992 Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
1992 Presidential Scholar Finalist
1996 Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, Harvard College
1996 Magna Cum Laude, Harvard College
1999 Inductee, The Aesculapian Club, Harvard Medical School
1999 Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholar
2000 Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Advanced Scholar
2001 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continued Fellowship for Medical Studies

2001 Wellsford & Mildred Clark Medical Memorial Scholarship
2002 Cum Laude, Harvard Medical School
2007 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
2008 Finalist, Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum
2010 Faculty Development Research Award, Department of Medicine, Temple University
2012 Jay N. Cohn New Investigator Award in Basic Science, Heart Failure Society of America

2015 Provost's Grant for Junior Faculty Who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University, Columbia University
2016 M. Irene Ferrer Scholar Award, Columbia University College of P&S Department of Medicine and The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine

2017 Presidential Career Development Award, American College of Cardiology

2018 Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize