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Richard K. Schwartz, DO

  • Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-877-2626
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About Me

I was always fascinated by the sciences. As a biochemistry major in college, I debated between a research career in the field of monoclonal antibody therapy to treat cancer and a career in medicine. After many hours in the laboratory, I realized that it lacked a significant component that I was searching for—people. It was then that I decided to pursue a career in medicine. It was the best of all worlds because it required the integration of science and compassion.

During medical school and my early training as an intern, I developed a deep interest in cardiology. I felt it was a field with great scientific advancements and one in which I could make a significant difference in patients’ lives. During my fellowship, I developed a passion for interventional cardiology, because it is a continually expanding specialty.

As an interventional cardiologist, I have more than 20 years of experience. Currently, I treat patients for all aspects of cardiovascular disease in my office. My specialty is interventional cardiology, which encompasses the treatment of coronary artery disease, valvular disease, and structural heart disease.

The procedures I perform include coronary angiography and coronary interventions with drug-eluting stents, atherectomy, and thrombectomy. I perform all imaging modalities, including intravascular ultrasound and CT scans. I also perform high-risk coronary interventions and procedures with hemodynamic support, including intra-aortic balloon pump and the Impella device.

As medical director of the Transcatheter Valve Program at NYU Winthrop Hospital, I treat people who require transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). With the advent of TAVR and transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), we are at the forefront of treating valvular heart disease. We are involved in many research protocols, including those for transcatheter mitral repair and the pivotal trial for TMVR for the Medtronic intrepid valve.

At NYU Winthrop, we are one of the most experienced teams in the country and have excellent outcomes. We have a well-organized team that walks people through the entire treatment process. Our nurse coordinators and navigators are in continuous contact with patients and make sure all tests are performed in a timely manner. They answer any questions patients and their families may have. Our physician assistants are always available for any clinical questions and concerns as well. There is also an entire scheduling team that schedules the tests needed to be performed at the time of patients’ office visits. I personally make myself available for any questions throughout the treatment process.

Our philosophy is to treat patients and families with respect, compassion, and as if they were our family members. We keep our patients informed of all their options, explaining all possible therapies and the associated risks.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • mitral regurgitation
  • angina
  • aortic valve disease
  • atherosclerosis
  • congestive heart failure
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • mitral valve disease
Treatments
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • angioplasty
  • cardiac catheterization

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 1995
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Winthrop-University Hospital, Cardiovascular Dis., 1995
  • Residency, Winthrop-University Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1991
Departments

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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Agewell
    • Agewell Managed Medicaid
    • Agewell Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Open Access HMO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Centerlight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
    • Emblem Essential Plan 2
    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Bridge
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced Care
    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Partners Health Plan Inc
    • Partners Health Plan FIDA
    • Partners Health Plan Medicaid
    • Partners Health Plan Medicare
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Health Care Charter
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare CareCore
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare Compass Exchange
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (JP Morgan Employees)
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicaid Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • Veterans Choice
    • Veterans Choice Program-VACAA
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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • REPRISE IV: REpositionable Percutaneous Replacement of Stenotic Aortic Valve through Implantation of LOTUS Edge Valve System in IntermediatE Surgical Risk Subjects

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  • CLINICAL TRIAL AGREEMENT FOR THE TRANSCATHETER MITRAL VALVE REPLACEMENT WITH THE MEDTRONIC INTREPID TMVR SYSTEM IN PATIENTS WITH SEVERE SYMPTOMATIC MITRAL REGURGITATION APOLLO TRIAL

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  • WUH: PORTICOTM RE-SHEATHABLE TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE SYSTEM: US IDE TRIAL (PORTICO)

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Publications