Close mobile menu×
Close mobile menu

Sonia Tolani, MD

Board Certifications: 
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
Profile Headshot

Appointments

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients: 
(212) 326-8920

myColumbiaDoctors

For existing patients, login to make an appointment, view documentation or contact your care provider.

Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Hypertension In Pregnancy
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Pre-Eclampsia
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Disease and Women
  • Cardiology Consultation
  • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
  • Hypertension
  • Cholesterol and Triglyceride Management

Education & Training

  • 2006 New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency: 2009 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 2013 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • 6/2011 Winner of Daniel L. Macken Cardiology Fellowship Research Award 
  • 5/2006 Medical Degree Conferred with Honors in Microbiology 
  • 5/2006 Bertram M. Gesner Memorial Award for Excellence in Immunology research

About Sonia Tolani

Michael Kiernan's Story - NewYork-Presbyterian

Dr. Tolani received her medical degree with honors from New York University School of Medicine. She completed her internship, medical residency and her fellowhip in cardiovascular medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. As part of her cardiology fellowship, Dr. Tolani spent several years studying the interplay of cholesterol and inflammation and how this interaction impacts atherosclerosis. Her research has been published in core journals including Atherosclerosis, Journal of Clinical Investigation and Journal of Immunology.

Dr. Tolani is part of the ColumbiaDoctors Hypertension Center and she is the co-Director of the Columbia Women's Heart Center, a unique program focusing on providing state of the art treament and preventative care to women of all ages. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Tolani is also working on developing digital tools to better educate health care providers about heart disease in women and to improve heart disease awareness in women gobally. 

Dr. Tolani's areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, preventative medicine and women's heart disease including the treatment of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Echocardiography.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • 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

  • 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

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Contact & Locations

1
51 West 51st Street
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(212) 326-8920
Fax:
(212) 326-8925
Primary

Research

Selected Publications

  • Tolani D, Pagler T, Murphy AJ, Bochem A, Abramowicz S, Welch C, Nagareddy P, Holleran S, Hovingh GK, Kuivenhoven JA and Tall AR. Hypercholesterolemia and reduced HDL-C promote hematopoietic stem cell proliferation and monocytosis: studies in mice and FH children. Atherosclerosis. Accepted, in final revision.
  • Murphy AJ, Akhtari M, Tolani S, Pagler T, Bijl N, Kuo C, Wang M, Sanson M, Abramaowicz S, Welch C, Bochem A, Kuivenhoven JA, Yvan-Charvet L, Tall AR. ApoE regulates hematopoietic stem cell proliferation, monocytosis, and monocyte accumulation in atherosclerotic lesions in mice. J Clin Invest. 121(10): p. 4138-49, 2011.
  • Pillinger MH, Marjanovic N, Kim SY, Lee YC, Scher JU, Roper J, Abeles AM, Izmirly PI, Axelrod M, Pillinger MY, Tolani S, Dinsell V, Abramson SB, Blaser MJ. Helicobacter pylori stimulates gastric epithelial cell MMP-1 secretion via CagA-dependent and -independent ERK activation. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 282:18722-31, 2007.
  • Pillinger MH. Marjanovic N. Kim SY. Scher JU. Izmirly P. Tolani S. Dinsell V. Lee YC. Blaser MJ. Abramson SB. Matrix metalloproteinase secretion by gastric epithelial cells is regulated by E prostaglandins and MAPKs. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 280:9973-9, 2005.
  • Pillinger MH. Dinsell V. Apsel B. Tolani SN. Marjanovic N. Chan ES. Gomez P. Clancy R. Chang LF. Abramson SB. Regulation of metalloproteinases and NF-kappaB activation in rabbit synovial fibroblasts via E prostaglandins and Erk: contrasting effects of nabumetone and 6MNA. British Journal of Pharmacology. 142:973-82, 2004.
  • Pillinger MH. Rosenthal PB. Tolani SN. Apsel B. Dinsell V. Greenberg J. Chan ES. Gomez PF. Abramson SB. Cyclooxygenase-2-derived E prostaglandins down-regulate matrix metalloproteinase-1 expression in fibroblast- like synoviocytes via inhibition of extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation. Journal of Immunology. 171:6080-9, 2003.
  • Mongini PK. Jackson AE. Tolani S. Fattah RJ. Inman JK. Role of complement-binding CD21/CD19/CD81 in enhancing human B cell protection from Fas-mediated apoptosis. Journal of Immunology. 171:5244-54, 2003.
  • Mongini PK. Tolani S. Fattah RJ. Inman JK. Antigen receptor triggered upregulation of CD86 and CD80 in human B cells: augmenting role of the CD21/CD19 co-stimulatory complex and IL-4. Cellular Immunology. 216:50-64, 2002.