Michael Rubin, M.D., C.M.

Neurology
Michael Rubin

Dr. Rubin's main interests lie in the field of nerve and muscle disease, nerve injury, muscle weakness, spinal injury, and nerve entrapment. He is Director of the Neuromuscular Service at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Director of the Electromyography Laboratory at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College. In March 2007, he co-authored a neuroanatomy textbook, Netter's Concise Neuroanatomy, published by Saunders and translated into Spanish, which is used worldwide in the teaching of medical and allied sciences.

Michael Rubin, M.D., received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, and did his internship and an additional year of internal medicine at McGill. He completed his residency in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and electromyography at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. He is certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Quebec College of Physicians, and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He was awarded the 1994 Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service by the American Diabetes Association for his involvement in the Diabetes Control and Complication Trial, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1993, and has received several teaching awards from medical students and neurology residents. In 2002, he was awarded the Teacher Recognition Certificate of the AB Baker Section on Education from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, given to nationally recognized neurologic educators.

Dr. Rubin is fluent in English and French, and conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish.

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 Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]

Publications

Rubin M. Craniocervical junction abnormalities.  In Berkow R, et al, eds. The Merck Manual, 19th Edition. MSD Research Laboratories, Rahway, New Jersey. 2011:1757-1759

Rubin M. Spinal cord disorders.  In Berkow R, et al, eds. The Merck Manual, 19th Edition. MSD Research Laboratories, Rahway, New Jersey 2011:1804-1813

Rubin M. Inherited muscular disorders.  In Berkow R, et al, eds. The Merck Manual, 19th Edition. MSD Research Laboratories, Rahway, New Jersey 2011:3006-3009

Rubin M. Peripheral nervous system and motor unit disorders.  In Berkow R, et al, eds. The Merck Manual, 19th Edition. MSD Research Laboratories, Rahway, New Jersey 2011:1783-1804

Toothaker T, Broker J, Rubin M. Paraneoplastic Syndromes: Overview. In Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology. Editors-in-Chief, Ian R. Mackay, Noel Rose. Springer, 2013 (expected)

Rubin M. Muscle Cramps, Expert Contributor, BMJ Point of Care / Best Practice (http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/welcome.html)

Honors and Awards

American Diabetes Association Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in the DCCT 1994

Fred Plum & Jerome B. Posner Award for Outstanding Dedication to Teaching & Education 1995-6

Excellence in Teaching Award - Weill Medical College of Cornell University 2000

Excellence in Graduate Staff Teaching and Mentoring Award - Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Neurology 2001

American Academy of Neurology, AB Baker Section on Education Teacher Recognition Certificate 2002

America's Top Physicians - Consumers' Research Council of America 2003, 2004, 2010

New York Super Doctors 2011, 2012, 2013

America Registry Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award 2013