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Danielle R. Bajakian, MD

Board Certifications: 
Vascular Surgery
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Credentials & Experience

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Board Certifications

  • Vascular Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Aneurysm of Popliteal Artery
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Arterial Stents
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Buerger Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Decreased Circulation
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetes and Vascular Disease
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Endograft Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Fistulas For Dialysis
  • Gene Therapy For Poor Circulation-Legs
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Interventional Vascular
  • Intestinal Artery Angioplasty
  • Leg Bypass Surgery
  • Limb Preservation/ Salvage
  • Lower Extremity Arterial Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Arterial Surgery
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Poor Circulation
  • Poor Leg Circulation
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Sclerotherapy (Spider Vein)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vein Problems

Education & Training

  • State University of New York - Downstate Health Sciences Center
  • Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH
  • Fellowship: New York University Medical Center

About Danielle Bajakian


Dr. Bajakian comes to Columbia from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where she was Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. She earned her MD degree in 1996 at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn. She completed her internship and general surgery residency at Mount Sinai (1996-2001), her vascular surgery fellowship at New York University Medical Center (2002-2003), and a mini-fellowship focusing on endovascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in 2003. Her clinical specialties include endovascular techniques for treating peripheral arterial disease, aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and lower extremity venous insufficiency. Her research interests focus on novel techniques for restoring circulation to the ischemic limb including angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent placement.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Director, Critical Limb Ischemia Program

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • New York Vascular Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Contact & Locations

161 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 539
New York, New York 10032
51 West 51st Street
Floor 3, Suite 330
New York, New York 10019


Research Interests

  • Restoring circulation to ischemic limb including angioplasty, atherectomy, stent placement