Ralph Lee Slepian, M.D.
Dr. Ralph Slepian is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Anesthesiologist with the Department of Anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
After graduating from Hofstra University, he received his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his internship and residency in the department of anesthesia at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic and pediatric anesthesia at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Ralph Slepian performs anesthesia for all complicated patients. His special interests are in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery patients. He has specific expertise in the patient who is a difficult airway / intubation.
Dr. Ralph Slepian has participated in medical student and resident education. He enjoys teaching residents fiberoptic intubation. In addition, he has participated in research involving the airway.
Dr. Slepian has held many positions during his tenure at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He was the Anesthesiology Residency director for ten years. He has also been the Cardiac Anesthesia Director and has helped start the Cardiac Surgery and Anesthesia programs at two affiliated institutions. He is the Medical Director of Inpatient Operating Rooms & Post Anesthesia Care Unit.
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 [HMO]
- AETNA [Medicare]
- AETNA [PPO]
- Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
- Affinity Health Plan
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
- Fidelis Care
- GHI [CBP]
- Health First
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
- Health Plus - Amerigroup
- Medicare [Medicare]
- Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
- Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
- Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
- Rockefeller University - CoreSource
- United Empire
- United Health Care [Community Plan]
- United Health Care [Medicare]
- United Health Care
Skubas N , Slepian RL ,Lee YL, Tortolani AJ: Tricuspid Regurgitation Caused by Eustacian Valve Endocarditis.
Oribabor,CE, Mansuroglu N, Slepian, RL :Perioperative use of Amiodarone in the high risk cardiac surgery patients to achieve normal sinus rhythm.
Klemperer JD, Helm RH, Kudryk B, Berman K, and Slepian RL: Aprotinin administration before intraoperative autologous donated (IAD) blood removal may be unsafe. Western Thoracic Surgical Association 1996
Books, Book Chapters and Reviews
Slepian RL: Trauma. Trauma. Anesthesiology: Problem - Oriented Patient Management (3rd edition) Yao FS, Artusio JF Jr. editors. JB Lippincott Phil. 1993
Slepian RL: Trauma. Trauma. Anesthesiology: Problem - Oriented Patient Management (4th edition) Yao FS, Artusio JF Jr. editors. JB Lippincott Phil. In press
Malhotra V., Rosen RJ, Slepian R. Life Threatening Hypoxemia Following Lithotripsy in an Adult Due to Shock Wave Induced Pulmonary Contusion. Anesthesiology. 75"529-531. 1991
- Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
- Cardiothoracic Anesthesia
- Ambulatory Anesthesia
- Transesophageal Echocardiography
- Difficult Airway Management
- Fiberoptic Intubation
Contact and Practices
- M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, 1984