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Joseph Safdieh, MD

Neurology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Languages: Spanish, Hebrew
Office Phone: (212) 746-3113
One of America's Top Doctors


Dr. Safdieh received his bachelors degree in neuroscience, summa cum laude, from the College of Arts and Science of New York University. He received his medical degree (MD) from the New York University School of Medicine, graduating first in his class. He completed his neurology residency training at the Weill Cornell Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Safdieh is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honors society. He is the author of a number of book chapters, and has completed a textbook of neuroanatomy.

Dr. Safdieh serves as the director of the medical student Neurology Clerkship for the Weill Cornell Medical College. He is medical director of the Neurology Clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and also serves as Director of Outpatient Training for the Neurology Residency Training Program. He is well respected as an innovative medical educator, and has developed numerous curricula for the teaching of neurology to both medical students and other physicians. He has been recognized for his excellence in medical student education locally, nationally and internationally. 

Dr. Safdieh currently serves on the education committe of the American Academy of Neurology, as well as the publications committee and the Undergraduate Education Subcommittee. He is editor-in-chief of Neurology Today, the official news source of the American Academy of Neurology. 

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]


Emblem Select Care


Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

Fidelis Care



Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]

Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter (HMO)]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

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



2002 New York University School of Medicine

Residency: 2006 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center


520 East 70th Street Starr 607
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 746-3113

Fax: (212) 746-6868

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Associate Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College