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Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD

  • Specialties: Echocardiography, Cardiology
  • Languages: English, Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian
  • Phone: 718-544-5100
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Director
Non-Invasive Cardiology Lab
Performed First-Ever
Transseptal Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
First to Describe
TUPLE Maneuver in Diagnosis of Atrial Septal Defects
Chair, American Society of Echocardiography Embolism Guidelines Committee

About Me

I was inspired to become a doctor by my great-aunt. During the 1930s she left her hometown to attend medical school and became a doctor and an assistant professor at the medical school that I would later attend. It was rare for a woman to become a doctor back then, and her bravery led me to follow in her footsteps.

As a cardiologist at NYU Langone, I specialize in cardiac imaging for percutaneous interventions, which are minimally-invasive catheter-based treatments. With cardiac imaging, I can diagnose conditions and provide the necessary imaging to guide a procedure. I collaborate with interventional cardiologists at the Heart Valve Center and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory to treat people who have structural disease, such as aortic stenosis and mitral valve regurgitation. I also work with electrophysiologists at the Heart Rhythm Center.

I’m proud to work at an institution that values teamwork. Nothing can be achieved without a wide variety of specialists, including nurses, technicians, and doctors. In 2016, we were the first team to implant a prosthetic mitral valve through the use of a catheter, which is a noninvasive procedure that avoids the need for open surgery.

Our team is always seeking to advance technologies and procedures to produce the best outcomes for our patients. We’re active in clinical trials to develop catheter treatments for heart abnormalities, including aortic and mitral valve repair.

Every day I come to work excited to be surrounded by people who are the best at what they do and passionate about patient care.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • congenital heart defect
  • heart valve disease
  • lipid disorder
  • arteriosclerosis
  • fainting
  • mitral valve stenosis
  • atrial fibrillation
  • heart muscle disease
  • high blood pressure disorder
  • occlusive vascular disease
  • chest pain
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • angina
  • congestive heart failure
  • lipid metabolism
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • heart attack
  • renal vascular disorder
  • carotid artery disease
  • heart throbbing
  • mitral valve prolapse
  • ventricular fibrillation
  • chronic venous insufficiency
  • inflammation of the heart valve
  • aortic valve insufficiency
  • coronary heart disease
  • dilated cardiomyopathy
  • metabolic syndrome
  • aortic valve disease
  • heart disease
  • cardiac disease in pregnancy
  • rheumatic heart disease
  • carotid stenosis
  • heart tumor
  • slow heartbeat
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • claudication
  • inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart
  • aortic valve stenosis
  • endothelial dysfunction
  • mitral regurgitation
  • atherosclerosis
  • heart murmur
  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • sarcoidosis
  • cerebrovascular disorder
  • high cholesterol level
  • ventricular arrhythmia
  • congenital heart disease
  • ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • arterial occlusive disease
Treatments
  • heart ultrasound
  • exercise stress test
  • cardiovascular imaging
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Credentials

Positions
  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Clinical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 1999
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, New York University, Cardiology, 1999
  • PhD from New York University, 1992
  • MD from Sarajevo University, 1985
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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Exchange
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
    • 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
  • Fidelis
    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Essential
    • Fidelis Exchange
    • Fidelis Family Health
    • Fidelis Medicaid
    • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
    • GHI HMO
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP EPO/PPO
    • HIP Essential
    • HIP Family Health
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Radiology Associates

69-15 Austin Street
Queens, NY 11375

NYU Radiology Associates

80-15 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432

NYU Radiology Associates

97-77 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11374

NYU Radiology Associates

97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11374

Research My Research

Interests

3D echocardiography, structural heart disease, stress echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, three dimensional echocardiography

Research Summary

Dr. Saric has advanced the technique of 3D transesophageal echocardiography, described the“tilt-up-then-left” or TUPLE maneuver, which improves the diagnosis of atrial septal defects (ASDs), ascertains the important anatomic relationships of ASDs to surrounding structures, and facilitates communication between echocardiographers and interventional cardiologists or cardiac surgeons performing ASD closures. The maneuver also helps guide the transseptal puncture during percutaneous procedures that require access to the left heart.

His research lead to numerous articles and book chapters in the field of echocardiography. The books he contributed to include Dynamic Echocardiography: A Case-Based Approach, Textbook of Real-Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography, Comprehensive Atlas of 3D Echocardiography, Comprehensive Textbook of Echocardiography, Clinical Echocardiography Review: A Self-Assessment Tool, Cardiology Board Review, The CCU Survival Guide, Echocardiography in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Acute Coronary Syndrome, and Chaser Pathway for the Management of Pericardial Disease. 

He has also created the web site http://saric.us/echonomy which provides tools for calculating a variety of clinically useful echocardiographic parameters.

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Publications

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