Daniela Rafii, MD


Maimonides Physician

Specialties

Pediatric Cardiology

Languages

English, Spanish

About Me

Dr. Daniela Y. Rafii is the Associate Director of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Rafii completed a three year pediatric residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York. She subsequently completed a three year pediatric cardiology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Medical Center in New York, New York. She has been practicing in Maimonides Children's Hospital of Brooklyn for the past ten years. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Rafii is part of a highly trained team of dedicated pediatric cardiologists at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Rafii is committed to providing comprehensive cardiac care from fetal life to early adulthood, for those with congenital heart disease, and for children with acquired heart disease. Dr. Rafii's areas of expertise include diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease and arrhythmias in utero and postnatally, as well as acquired heart disease: acute rheumatic fever, chronic rheumatic heart disease, and Kawasaki Disease. Dr. Rafii is also performs transesophageal echocardiograms used for the diagnosis intracardiac thrombi, intracardiac vegetations, and cardiac structures post-surgical repair. She is active in research and has published in several peer reviewed journals. Her academic interests lie in the prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease. As associate Director of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Rafii performs both inpatient and outpatient consultations at her various offices in Brooklyn. She is proud to be part a team of physicians, sonographers, and office staff who are committed to providing outstanding cardiac care in a child-friendly and stress free environment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Fetal heart disease (fetal arrhythmias, fetal congenital heart disease)
  • Congenital heart disease (including atrial septal defects (ASD), ventricular septal defects (VSD), atrioventricular septal defect (AV Canal), coarctation of the aorta, Tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of great arteries, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome)
  • Heart murmurs
  • Arrhythmias
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope
  • Kawasaki's disease

Treatments

  • Treatment of complex congenital heart disease
  • Medical management of pediatric arrhythmias
  • Transthoracic echocardiograms
  • Fetal echocardiograms
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Holter monitoring
  • Event monitoring
  • Electrocardiograms (EKG)
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

Education

Medical Degree

Cornell University Weill Cornell Medical College

Internship

Weill Cornell Medical Center

Residency

Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship

Columbia University Medical Center

Board

Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Bright Health
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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