As part of New York’s top-rated hospital system, the surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center are world-leaders across a variety of specialties including pediatric, plastic, reconstructive, pancreas, and colorectal surgery. The surgeons at Columbia pride themselves on being leaders and innovators in their field, continuing a proud tradition of excellence that began over 200 years ago when Columbia was established as one of the first teaching hospitals in the United States. Pioneers in pediatric heart surgery, Columbia’s cardiac surgery team also offers comprehensive care for adult congenital heart disease, as well as provides the most up-to-date techniques for valve conditions, coronary artery disease and heart failure. Our vascular team covers a full range of services from complex aortic surgery to cosmetic vein procedures across NYC and Westchester. Columbia’s thoracic surgeons offer expert care for conditions like diaphragm paralysis, emphysema, and lung cancer and are considered world-leaders in lung reduction surgery. Our colorectal surgeons offer state-of-the-art colon and rectal cancer, pelvic floor, Crohn’s disease, and polyps care in New York and New Jersey. Experts in minimally-invasive approaches, our breast surgeons perform a wide array of procedures including breast-sparing lumpectomies and mastectomies, while our bariatric and hernia surgeons are among the few who can perform robotic surgeries in the city. Our abdominal organ transplant surgeons perform more transplants than most other hospitals in New York City. Nationally recognized, our gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeons handle the highest-volume of rare adrenal and endocrine surgeries in the Northeast while the Pancreas Center has extended hope and years to the lives of those with pancreatic cancer using a highly-effective, collaborative team of surgeons and specialists. Highly regarded by their peers, the surgeons at Columbia strive to advance the state of surgical care across all specialties, all while tailoring specific treatments to individual patients to provide exceptional, comprehensive care for the New York area.
About Michelle Azu
Medical School: Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, University of
Graduation Year: 2003
Professional Webpage: columbiasurgery.org/michelle-azu