Kariann F. Abbate, MD

Kariann Abbate, MD
Heart Failure
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG � Heart Failure Program

970 Linwood Avenue
Suite 102
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201-447-8019
Fax: 201-612-9627



MD, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, 2003 - 2007

MA, University Of Scranton, 1997 - 1998

BS, University Of Scranton, 1993 - 1997


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplantation, 2013 - 2014

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Cardiology, 2010 - 2013

Internship & Residency

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2007 - 2010

Board Certifications

American Board Of Internal Medicine - Certified, 2010

American Board Of Internal Medicine - Certified, 2013

American Board Of Internal Medicine - Certified, 2014

Get to Know Me

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.

Publications & Research


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.


Valley Medical Group providers accept the following plans.

Patient Ratings & Comments


Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

I am thrilled to work with Dr Abbate. I am very proactive in my health care. She treats me as an important, if not the most important, member of my health care team. She also always recognizes the efforts I make to be as healthy as possible
Dr Abbate was very friendly and comforting.
Dr Abbate is a fabulous doctor. She is personable and thorough. I feel 100% comfortable discussing my health with her. I never felt rushed and left with no questions not answered.
Dr Abbate is a wonderful doctor. Very attentive
All questions and concerns were answered - polite and courteous