Thomas Maldonado, MD

  • Specialty: Vascular Surgery
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Phone: 212-263-7311

About Me

I come from a family of doctors and teachers. Though my childhood was full of inspiring role models, I first truly realized I wanted to be a doctor when I volunteered as a teenager to work for an ambulance corps in my hometown. Seeing first-hand the positive impact that medicine had on people convinced me this was my future. Thanks to this epiphany, each and every day is now a chance for me to make a difference in someone’s life.

I trained as a general surgeon and became especially interested in diseases of the circulation, which involve the arteries and veins. I completed a fellowship specializing in vascular and endovascular surgery in 2003. Timing is everything—I was extremely fortunate to be training during an era of great advances in technology for treating vascular diseases and, subsequently, became an expert in these techniques. What once required invasive procedures and lengthy hospital stays is now possible through minimally invasive procedures that allow patients to go home the same day.  

I quickly realized the importance of these technologies and embraced them, leading the charge by working with engineers to develop the next generation of endovascular devices. I am currently one of only a select number of surgeons performing fenestrated stent grafting for the management of an aortic aneurysm, which is a “ballooning” of the largest artery. This minimally invasive surgery preserves blood flow to arteries and reduces some risks associated with standard repair for people with complex aneurysms.

I treat every patient like he or she is a member of my family. Connecting with my patients is very important to me. Most have some degree of anxiety prior to surgery, so I make certain all of their questions are answered and they are comfortable with every aspect of the experience. Following surgery, I provide careful follow-up and develop strong postoperative relationships with my patients. As a mentor of mine once told me, “the art of caring for the patient, is caring for the patient.”


Conditions and Treatments

aortic aneurysm, aneurysm repair, leg reconstruction, varicose veins, vascular surgery, carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, carotid stenosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, angioplasty, stent placement, renal stent, arterial stent, venous disease, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), aortic dissection, arteriovenous fistula, thoracic aortic aneurysm, mesenteric ischemia, aortic disease, renal artery stenosis, diabetic foot, arteriosclerosis, arterial occlusive disease, chronic venous insufficiency, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), claudication
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Chief of Vascular Surgery at Bellevue
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery (Vascular Surgery), 2005
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, Vascular Surgery, 2003
  • Residency, New York University School of Medicine, General Surgery, 2002
  • Residency, New York University School of Medicine, General Surgery, 1998
  • MD from New York University, 1995
Departments

Locations and Appointments

60 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • American Imaging Network
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • GHI CBP
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP EPO/PPO
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HIP POS
  • HealthPlus Child Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Family Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Medicaid (Amerigroup)
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Touchstone Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • WellCare Child Health
  • WellCare Family Health
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • WellCare Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Vascular Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 6F
New York, NY 10016

NYU Vein Center

530 1st Avenue, Suite 6D
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health

207 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028

Contact

Phone: 646-754-3300

NYU Vascular Surgery Associates

449 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022

Contact

Phone: 212-263-7311

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Publications

  • A Society changes its name: The Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society becomes the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society [Letter]

    Kashyap, Vikram S; Illig, Karl A; Shames, Murray L; Maldonado, Thomas S; Eliason, Jonathan L; Clouse, W Darrin
    Journal of vascular surgery. 2014 Oct. 60 (4): 1123-1124

  • Nationwide Comparative Impact of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair of Acute Uncomplicated Type B Aortic Dissections

    Shah, Tejas R; Rockman, Caron B; Adelman, Mark A; Maldonado, Thomas S; Veith, Frank J; Mussa, Firas F
    Vascular & endovascular surgery. 2014 Jan. 48 (3): 230-233

  • Concomitant Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms and Carotid Artery Stenosis: An Institutional Review of Patients Undergoing Carotid Revascularization

    Borkon, Matthew J; Hoang, Han; Rockman, Caron; Mussa, Firas; Cayne, Neal S; Riles, Thomas; Jafar, Jafar J; Veith, Frank J; Adelman, Mark A; Maldonado, Thomas S
    Annals of vascular surgery. 2013 Nov. 28 (1): 102-107

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