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Richard L. Berkowitz, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Obstetrics and Gynecology (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 326-8951
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Berkowitz is internationally recognized for his expertise in fetal diagnosis and therapy. In 2012, he was honored with the King Faisal International Prize for Medicine for his work in Minimal Invasive Fetal Management; an award he shares with Dr. James Bussel. Dr. Berkowitz joined Columbia’s faculty after serving for 18 years as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) there. A pioneer in the use of obstetrical ultrasound, management and treatment fetal blood disorders, and fetal urinary tract obstructions, Dr. Berkowitz has developed several diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to treat fetal diseases in utero. He brings to Columbia’s MFM team a special interest in managing high-order, multiple pregnancies, including those with one or more abnormal fetuses. Appointed Director of Resident Education in 2005, and currently serving as Director of Quality Assurance, Dr. Berkowitz has trained a generation of MFM specialists. Dr. Berkowitz has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, as well as authoring or editing more than 35 books and book chapters.

Area of Expertise

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

Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

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

Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Access (Exchange), EPO, Gatekeeper (Exchange), HMO, Medicare Managed Care, 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, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

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


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

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


New York University School of Medicine

Internship: Kings County Medical Center

Residency: New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center