1. David J. Engel, MD

    • Department of Medicine
      Division of Cardiology
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    Dr. Engel is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and Attending Physician at Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his post-graduate cardiology fellowship training at Columbia University Medical Center with advanced fellowship training in echocardiography.

    Dr. Engel is a clinical noninvasive cardiologist with expertise in preventative cardiology, valvular and coronary heart disease, arrhythmic disorders and cardiomyopathies. He currently serves as the Director of Echocardiography at the ColumbiaDoctors midtown facility.

    Dr. Engel has a special area of expertise in Sports Cardiology and in the cardiovascular assessment of athletes. He has had the unique opportunity to work with the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 2014 to help provide oversight of player cardiac health and safety. He has conducted a league-wide echocardiographic analysis of parameters of cardiac structure and function that now serves as the guide and reference for NBA team physicians to monitor their players and to evaluate new players entering the league. On the basis of this ongoing work with the NBA, he has published the only large-scale echocardiographic study to date characterizing the Athlete’s Heart in elite American athletes. Dr. Engel has gained national recognition in the field of Sports Cardiology and performs consultations for pre-participation cardiovascular exams and assessments, the evaluation of cardiovascular symptoms in athletes and the management of existing cardiac conditions in the competitive athlete as an integral component of his practice.

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    Provider Information

    One of America's Top Doctors
    One of America's Top Doctors.
    Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors
    Rated One of New York Magazine's
    Best Doctors.

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Disease

    Clinical Expertise

    • Sports Cardiology
    • Adult Cardiology
    • Angina
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Cholesterol Management
    • Cardiovascular Stress Testing
    • Echocardiography

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

    Primary Location

    • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

      51 West 51st Street
      Suite: 330
      New York, NY 10019
      For new and current patient appointments, call:
      (212) 326-8920

    Insurance Programs

    Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.
    • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
    • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Amida Care
    • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, 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 [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, 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, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Local 1199
    • MagnaCare
    • Medicare [Medicare]
    • Multiplan
    • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
    • POMCO
    • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
    • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

    • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

    Education And Training

      Education & Training

    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
    • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

    Gender

    Male