Eduardo M. Perelstein, M.D., M.P.H

Pediatric Nephrology
Eduardo Perelstein

Named Best Doctors, 2014
Named Top Doctors, 2014

Eduardo M. Perelstein, MD, MPH, is Director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology in the Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College.   He is also Associate Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College.  Dr. Perelstein has more than 35 years experience in the diagnosis and management of children with all kinds of kidney diseases, including end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation.   In addition, he also cares for children with high blood pressure, as well as fluid/electrolyte disorders.   His board certifications are in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology.
  
Dr. Perelstein received his M.D. at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he also completed his residency in pediatrics.  He continued his training in pediatric nephrology at Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he completed a one-year clinical fellowship, and at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he completed two additional years of fellowship training.   In 2009, he completed his Masters in Public Health (MPH) at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Research Focus
  
In addition to his clinical and teaching activities, Dr. Perelstein is interested in several areas of research:

  • mechanisms of progression of kidney disease and probable prevention of progression with different medications;
  • evaluation of renal functional reserve in different glomerulopathies and in offspring of hypertensive parents;
  • treatment of steriod-responsive nephrotic-syndrome; management of anemia in chronic kidney disease; and
  • novel therapy for hemolytic-uremic syndrome and membranoproliferative glomerulenephritis

 

 

 

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Publications

  • Hanauske-Abel, H.M., Sjoberg-Gilkes, J., Perelstein, E.M., Slowinska, B.: Laser capture microdissection of individual glomeruli in routine biopsy slides for analysis of fibrosis markers at the protein and at the mRNA level. A feasibility study. Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meetings, Baltimore, 2002.

  • Johnson, V. and Perelstein, E.: Tubular Diseases in: Pediatric Nephrology, Trachtman and Gauthier (eds.), Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, 1998.

  • Johnson, V.L., Perelstein, E.M., Valacer, D.J., Spitzer, R.E.: Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) in the treatment of Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (MPGN). J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 7:1775, 1996.

  • Perelstein, E.M., Johnson, V.L.: Intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy in patients with steriod resistant nephrotic syndrome. Pediatric Research 35:371A, 1994.

  • Perelstein, E.M.: Renal Tubular Acidosis. International Pediatrics, 1993;8:326-333.

  • Perelstein, E.M., Elias Costa, C.M., Kupferman, J.C., Pose, M.N., Ghezzi, L., Fainboim, A.F., Frei, G.F., Canepa, C.: Assessment of the progression of renal insufficiency with the inverse of serum creatinine. Journal of the Children's Hospital of Buenos Aires, 1990; XXXII:129-132.

  • Perelstein, E.M., Grunfeld, B.G., Simsolo, R.B., Gimenez, M., Gianantonio, C.A.: Renal functional reserve compared in hemolytic-uremic syndrome and in single kidney. Arhives of Disease in Childhood, 1990; 65:728-731.

  • Grunfeld, B., Perelstein, E.M., Simsolo, R.B., Gimenez, M., Romero, J.C.: Renal functional reserve and microalbuminuria in offspring of hypertensive parents. Hypertension, 1990; 15:257-261.

Honors and Awards

  • New York Magazine's Best Doctors.  Selected for 2014.
  • Best Doctors in America.  Selected for 2007-2008, 2009-2010 and 2011-2012
  • 2005 Physician of the Year Award. Awarded by the Division of Nursing of the New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Elected to the “Senior List” June 2005. Awarded by the Senior Class of the medical students of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Elected to the Senior List June 2004.  Awarded by the Senior Class of the medical students of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, June 2003.  Awarded by the Pediatric Housestaff of The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Excellence in Teaching Award” 2001- 2002. Awarded by the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching June 2000.  Awarded by the Pediatric Housestaff of The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Chief Resident’s Award, 1995-1996. Awarded by the Chief Residents of the New York Hospital Pediatric Housestaff
  • Teacher of the Year, 1992-1993.  Awarded by the New York Hospital Pediatric Housestaff