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 Ave
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

Adv Heart Failure & Trans Surgery - Certified, 2014

American Board Of Internal Medicine - Certified, 2010

Board Certified, Subspeciality Echocardiography - Certified, 2012

Subspecialty Board Of Cardiovascular Disease - Certified, 2013

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.

Dr Abbate is Top Shelf!
One of my favorite physicians. Always has taken the time to listen and explain things in language I can understand. Dr. Abbate has truly made a difference in my life. I never hesitate to refer friends and family.
I highly recommend Dr. Abbate. [...] She is extremely knowledgeable and professional, in addition to being kind and considerate. She is a role model for other physicians in the Valley Health System.
Dr abbate is great, really like her and her way
Dr. Abbate is the best