Ersilia M. DeFilippis, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, more

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CUIMC/Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center

173 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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About Ersilia M. DeFilippis, MD

Dr. Ersilia M. DeFilippis, FACC is an Assistant Professor of Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She graduated from Yale University summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Women's Studies and a concentration in Women's Health. After graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College with an MD with Honors in Research, she completed her Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Subsequently, she finished her fellowships in cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Her clinical interests include peripartum cardiomyopathy, pregnancy and cardiovascular disease, heart failure, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support. Her research interests include sex-specific outcomes and disparities in advanced heart failure and transplantation as well as the intersection of heart failure and cardio-obstetrics. She is also interested in health disparities and health equity more broadly.She has over 170 peer-reviewed publications and has published in leading journals including JAMA Cardiology, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Circulation: Heart Failure; JACC and JACC: Heart Failure. She has also given invited talks at multiple national and international conferences. She was a Co-Chair of the ISHLT Consensus Statement on Reproductive Health after Thoracic Transplantation. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Women's Health Community of Practice of the American Society of Transplantation and the Diverse Populations Editor for the Journal of Cardiac Failure. She is on the Founding Board of Directors for the Equity in Heart Transplant Project.

Specialties & Expertise

  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension


  • Medical School: Cornell University Medical College
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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