Mitchell S.V. Elkind, MD, MS, MPhil

Vascular Neurology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Neurology (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 305-1710
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Biography

Dr. Mitchell Elkind is a Professor of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and an Attending Neurologist on the Stroke Service at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is also the past Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program. Dr. Elkind received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a master's degree in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University in England. After receiving his medical degree in 1992 from Harvard Medical School, he trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was Chief Resident 1995-6. He completed his master's degree in epidemiology at the Columbia University School of Public Health in 1998, as well as fellowship training in cerebrovascular diseases working with Drs. Ralph Sacco and J. P. Mohr.

Dr. Elkind is a co-investigator in the Northern Manhattan Stroke Study, and is the recipient of grants from the American Heart Association (AHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relationship between infection, inflammation and stroke. He has participated in several clinical trials of acute and preventive stroke therapy, and has lectured extensively on cerebrovascular disease. His clinical work is directed toward the care of patients with stroke.

He is the author of a medical student board review text on neurology. He is a member of the American Heart Association, National Stroke Association, and American Academy of Neurology.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]

POMCO [POMCO]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Education

Harvard Medical School

Internship: Brigham & Women's Hospital - Harvard

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

Neurological Institute of New York

710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-1710

Fax: (212) 305-1658

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Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center)