Kariann Abbate, MD

Cardiac Services Cardiology
VMG - Cardiac Specialty, Ridgewood
223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 447-8000
VMG - Cardiac Surgery
970 Linwood Avenue
Suite 103
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 447-8377
Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified, Subspecialty Echocardiography, Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease
Undergraduate Education
University of Scranton
Medical Education
Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Advanced heart failure,  pulmonary hypertension,  hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,  women’s heart issues.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

When caring for patients with heart conditions, I use a holistic approach.  I look at each patient as an individual and target treatments to each patient's individual needs.

Describe some of your professional highlights.

I’m a member of the Outpatient Transitional Care team.  The Outpatient Transitional Care program helps facilitate the transition from hospital to home and strives to prevent hospital readmission for patients with heart failure.  I’ve also been involved in several clinical research trials.


Conceptual Model for Heart Failure Disease Management
Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Clinical Trials


CardioMEMs post-approval study
A longitudinal registry study evaluating the outcomes in patients using the CardioMEMs system.

Conceptual Framework and Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Strategy for Acute Decompensated
A longitudinal trial analyzing the perceptions and outcomes of patient with heart failure.

A multicenter, randomized control trial evaluating the effects of tolvaptan vs. placebo in patients with acute decompensated heart failure.

“Dr. Abbate is the best doctor I have seen in a long time.”
"Goes above and beyond the call of duty!"
"Dr. Abbate shows personal concern and great bedside manner. Excellent."
"Dr. Abbate took the time to listen to me, tried to understand my problems and subsequently explained things in detail. She was not in a rush to move on to her next appointment."