NewYork-Presbyterian Queens


Robert Crupi, MD

Robert Crupi, MD

Robert Crupi, MD

Medical Director, Ambulatory Care & Population Health and Palliative Care Services

Cancer Liaison Physician, Comprehensive Cancer Center / Attending, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care Medicine

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Emergency Medical Services

Academic Appointment:
Associate Professor in Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Education and Training:
BS Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, St. John’s University, NY
Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Internal Medicine Residency, City Hospital Center at Elmhurst-Mt. Sinai Services, NY

Specialty Society Membership:
American College of Physicians
American Geriatric Society
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
National Association of Emergency Services Physicians

Year Appointed at NYP Queens:

Academic Interests:
Healthcare Disparities
Cultural aspects of Palliative Care Medicine
Identification of patients for early palliative intervention

Personal Interests:
Hiking, gardening, travel, comparative theology, philosophy and history

Languages Spoken:

Selected Publications:

  • Pan, C.X., Luo, E.J., Wang, E., Szeto, D.A., Lum, H., Ma, J., Stokes, S.C., Chan, S., Wong, C., Guo, J., Wang, L., Chang, V., Crupi, R.S. (2023). Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Caring for Chinese American Patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 26(3):423-430. doi:10.1089/jpm.2022.0470
  • Testoni I, Brondolo E, Ronconi L, Petrini F, Navalesi P, Antonelli M, Biancalini G, Crupi R, Capozza D (2022). Burnout Following Moral Injury and Dehumanization: A Study of Distress Among Italian Medical Staff During the First COVID-19 Pandemic Period. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. doi:10.1037/tra0001346
  • Testoni, I., Sicari, G., Ronconi, L., Biancalini, G., Franco, C., Cottone, P., Crupi, R. (2021). Dehumanization and burden of care among caregivers of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology Research. October 2021. doi:10.52965/001c.29052
  • Litrivis, E., Spinelli, A., Brondolo, E., Crupi, R., Reich, R., Rubin, M. E., Pan, C. X. (2021). Teaming and Thinking Outside the Box for Trainee Redeployment During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 13(3), 442-443. doi:10.4300/jgme-d-21-00178.1
  • Testoni, I., Wieser, M. A., Kapelis, D., Pompele, S., Bonaventura, M., Crupi, R. (2020). Lack of Truth-Telling in Palliative Care and Its Effects among Nurses and Nursing Students. Behavioral Sciences, 10(5), 88. doi:10.3390/bs10050088