Columbia Heart Valve Center Partners with to Educate Patients with Heart Valve Disease

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Distinguished Cardiac Program and Patient Advocacy Website Join Forces to Raise Awareness to Heart Valve Disorders

Dr. Mathew Williams & Dr. Susheel Kodali, Co-Directors of the Columbia Heart Valve Center supports our patients at each step of the treatment cycle. Our team is very excited to launch this partnership, stated Dr. Mathew Williams., the largest educational resource and community of patients with heart valve disease, announced today that the Columbia Heart Valve Center, which is part of NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center, has become its newest sponsor.

“With 35 dedicated clinicians and administrators, the Columbia Heart Valve Center has developed a unique model for treating patients with valvular disorders,” stated Adam Pick, founder of “We are honored to work with leading physicians including Dr. Martin Leon, Dr. Craig Smith, Dr. Mathew Williams and Dr. Susheel Kodali.”

In addition to traditional surgical approaches, the Columbia Heart Valve Center provides patients minimally invasive alternatives and catheter-based solutions including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The Columbia Heart Valve Center has performed over 900 TAVR procedures, more than any other clinic in the United States.

“ supports our patients with educational resources and patient-to-patient interactions at each step of the treatment cycle,” stated Dr. Mathew Williams, Co-Director of the Columbia Heart Valve Center. “Our team is very excited to launch this partnership.”

Dr. Williams is one of just a few physicians in the world trained in both cardiac surgery and interventional catheter-based techniques. To learn more about Dr. Williams, click here.

Earlier this morning, launched a new Heart Valve Clinic Microsite featuring the Columbia Heart Valve Center. The microsite provides a simple interface with robust multimedia capabilities to help patients and caregivers learn about Columbia Heart Valve Center’s unique cardiac competencies, its surgeons, its cardiologists, patient success stories and more.

To see the Columbia Heart Valve Center microsite, please click here.

Founded in 2006, offers patients an end-to-end platform for learning about heart valve repair and heart valve replacement surgery. The platform includes a social network, a surgeon finder, a cardiac clinic directory, an interactive blog, a book and a new educational video library.

During 2012, received over 1 million patient and caregiver visits while expanding its online library to over 10,000 pages of free information. To learn more, please visit

Robyn Podell, Director of Communications
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