Dr. Christopher Irobunda, Doctor
  • Doctor
  • Adult Cardiology · Cardiology

Dr. Christopher Irobunda

5.0

  • Titles & Designations: MD

  • Years of Experience: …

  • Gender: …

  • Age: 54

  • Accepting New Patients

Specialties

Specialties

Adult Cardiology

Cardiology

Clinical Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Invasive Cardiology

Preventive Cardiology

Conditions Treated

Aneurysm

Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart

Aneurysm of Heart

Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome

Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Dissection

Aortic Ectasia

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic Valve Disease

Aortic Valve Regurgitation

Arrhythmias

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Flutter

Autonomic Disorders

Benign Tumor

Cardiomegaly

Cardiomyopathy

Carotid Artery Disease

Chest Pain

Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)

Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders

Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital Heart Disease

Congestive Heart Failure

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Coronary Artery Dissection

Endocarditis

Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)

Heart Disease

Heart Palpitations

Hyperlipidemia

Hypertension

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease

Hypertensive Heart Disease

Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease

Hypotension

Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload

Mitral Valve Disease

Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Mitral Valve Stenosis

Pericardial Disease

Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary Edema

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Valve Disease

Septal Defect

Syncope

Thrombosis

Tricuspid Valve Disease

Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Aortic Valve Surgery

Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest

Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

Cardiovascular Stress Test

Cardioversion, Elective

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)

Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent

Coronary Interventions

Impella Device

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement

Peripheral Artery Catheterization

Thoracentesis

Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)

Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

About Dr. Christopher Irobunda

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  • No Malpractice Claims

Languages

English

Biography

Christopher Irobunda, MD, is a full time faculty member and an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He trained as a general and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Irobunda has been a full-time faculty since 2003. He obtained his MD/PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. His PhD was in Molecular Pharmacology specifically on the cyclic Adenosine MonoPhosphate/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 here at Columbia University Medical Center. 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 transpalnt evaluations at New York Presbyterian since 2004. 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 has been a lecturer with International Postgraduate Organization for Knowledgetransfer, Research and Teaching Excellent Students (IPOKRaTES) in Europe. IPOKRaTES offers opportunities for physicians from a plethora of countries to observe and gain instruction regarding differing methods in patient care practices. Since the summer of 2012, Dr. Irobunda has become involved in New York Presbyterian Hospital's Lange Youth Program which seeks to prepare and enumerate the rigors of medical school for high school students. Dr. Irobunda is active in numerous community outreach organizations-Abyssian Baptist Church (NY), JP Morgan Chase Employee Education Program, Riverside Church Seniors, and Sister to Sister: The Women's Heart Health Foundation, to name a few. 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 angioplasties and stent placements, he emphasizes the prevention and treatment of heart disease through diet, exercise, and medical therapy.

Treatment Approach

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Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Medical School

1996

Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Publications & Research

Unspecified

Awards & Recognition

Unspecified

Memberships

Unspecified

Associated Practices & Hospitals

Herbert Irving Pavilion

Medical Practice

Insurance

Aetna

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II

AvMed

Open Access

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Card PPO

Cigna

Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO

EmblemHealth

GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO

MVP Health Care

MVP Health Care PPO

Oxford Health Plans

Freedom Plan

UnitedHealthCare

Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

Locals (any local)

Ratings & Reviews

Average Rating

5.0

Personal Performance

Time Well Spent

5.0

Trustworthiness

5.0

Answers Questions

5.0

Explains Conditions

5.0

Staff & Office

Office Env

5.0

Scheduling

5.0

Friendliness

5.0

Avg Wait Time

10 to 15 minutes

Dr. Christopher Irobunda

5.0