Michael D. Lieberman, MD

General Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (646) 962-8430, (646) 962-5121
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Lieberman serves as Director of Surgical Oncology and Director of the Pancreas Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and consultant at the Strang CancerPrevention Center. Dr. Lieberman is Director of Surgery at The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.

Dr. Lieberman completed his surgical training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Lieberman is skilled and experienced in a wide array of surgical procedures, and specializes in the area of gastrointestinal malignancies-including colon and rectal cancers, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, and hepatobiliary cancers-as well as melanoma and soft-tissue sarcoma.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery and National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Lieberman utilizes the latest innovations in surgical techniques-including minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures-to minimize patient discomfort and promote recovery from surgical procedures. He performs laparoscopic procedures on the colon, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, spleen, and stomach.

Dr. Lieberman is a member of a myriad of professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. He has also received numerous awards, including the New Jersey Medical School's Dr. Prystowsky Award for Patient Care, University of Pennsylvania Hospital's Surgical Scholar Award, and American Cancer Society Career Development Award. In addition, he has published numerous articles and nine book chapters, many of which are devoted to surgery and nutritional issues in patients with cancer. Dr. Lieberman was selected every year since 2011 as one of "America's Top Doctors" by both US News World Report and Castle Connolly. He was selected repeatedly by New York Magazine as one of New York's "Best Doctors" and as a "New York SuperDoctor," an honor accorded just 5% of all New York physicians.

A respected leader in the Weill Cornell Department of Surgery for 15 years, Dr. Lieberman is dedicated to providing the very best in surgical and postsurgical care for every patient.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, PPO]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]


Emblem/HIP [HMO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

Fidelis Care



Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]


UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, POS, PPO]


1985 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Residency: 1992 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Residency: 1994 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


1315 York Avenue Jay Monahan Center, Ground Level
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (646) 962-8430

Fax: (212) 746-7199

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525 East 68th Street Surgical Oncology, Starr 8
New York, NY 10065

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520 East 70th Street Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion-HIPEC
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (646) 962-5121

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Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College