Melana Yuzefpolskaya, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Current Administrative Positions

  • Associate Medical Director, Cardiac Assisted Device Program

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (646) 317-5621

Melana Yuzefpolskaya, MD is a cardiologist, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with advanced heart failure, with a special interest in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She is board certified in General Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation. 

Dr. Yuzefpolskaya is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. She received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at NYU, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at St. Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center and advanced training in advanced heart failure, cardiac assist devices and transplantation at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. 

Dr. Yuzefpolskaya has co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts in prestigious journals, including Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Circulation: Heart Failure, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Several of her abstracts had been presented at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Dr. Yuzefpolskaya joined the Faculty at the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care in 2011, named the Associate Medical Director for the Cardiac Assisted Device Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She sees patients in Washington Heights in New York City.

Board Certifications

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Mechanical Assist Device
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Education and Training

  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

  • CUMC/Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center

    173 Fort Washington Avenue
    Floor: 4, Room: 617
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (646) 317-5621

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, 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]

NIH Grants

  • INVESTIGATION TO OPTIMIZE HEMODYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF HEARTMATE II? LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE PATIENTS USING THE CARDIOMEMS? PULMONARY ARTERY PRESSURE SENSOR IN ADVANCED HEART FAILURE. (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    May 7 2019 - May 7 2024

    SUSTAINING QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE AGED: HEART TRANSPLANT OR MECHANICAL SUPPORT? (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2017 - Mar 31 2020

    CAN VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICES REVERSE THE FRAILTY PHENOTYPE (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2014 - Apr 30 2017