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The Hypertension Center

The Hypertension Center at Columbia University Medical Center is the first, truly multidisciplinary Center of Excellence for treating hypertension in the New York metropolitan area.

Our mission is to combine the latest advances in hypertension diagnosis and a multidisciplinary approach to treatment with a personalized patient care experience.

Daichi Shimbo, MD and Ian M. Kronish, MD, Hypertension Center Co-Directors
Daichi Shimbo, MD and Ian M. Kronish, MD, Hypertension Center Co-Directors

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. It can be caused by a wide variety of factors such as diet, genes, environment, stress, and other medical problems. The Hypertension Center is comprised of a diverse team of specialists and generalists who can treat the wide-ranging impact of hypertension on the human body. By working closely together across disciplines, our Center is designed to optimize the prevention and treatment of hypertension in a patient-friendly manner.

We have providers available at multiple campuses around New York City. Patients only need to remember one telephone number to arrange all of their hypertension care needs.

image    To make an appointment, please call one of our providers below. Their contact information can be found by clicking their names.

Treatments and Conditions

  • Diagnosis of white coat hypertension and nocturnal hypertension
  • Treatment of uncontrolled and resistant hypertension
  • Diagnosis and treatment of secondary hypertension
  • Diagnosis and treatment of labile blood pressure and orthostatic hypotension

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Our Providers


Sonia Tolani, MD, - Cardiologist
Sonia Tolani, MD - Cardiologist