Adam David Lichtman, M.D.
Provider of world-class care at NewYork-Presbyterian
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About Adam David Lichtman, M.D.
Dr. Lichtman is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Chief of General Anesthesiology at the Weill Cornell Medical College where he specializes in the anesthetic care of patients undergoing complex cardiovascular and aortic surgery. Dr. Lichtman is board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds subspecialty certification in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
Dr. Lichtman is a member of national and state anesthesia societies, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committees on Trauma and Emergency Preparedness, Uniformed Services & Veterans' Affairs, and the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Continuous Quality Improvement.
Dr. Lichtman retired from the United States Navy Medical Corps as a Captain after 23 years of combined Active and Reserve service. Some of his duties included: Director of Surgical Services for Operational Health Support Unit Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Reserve Component Specialty Leader for the Training in Medical Specialties (TMS) program, and senior anesthesiologist for the 4th Medical Battalion United States Marine Corps.
His military training includes the recognition and treatment of chemical and biological warfare casualties, disaster, and undersea medicine. In 2003, he was recalled to active duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom for which he received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal.
His teaching interests include cardiothoracic anesthesiology, trauma, and training medical and military personnel in disaster medicine and weapons of mass destruction.
A summary of Dr. Lichtman's Education and Training is listed as follows:
Undergraduate: B.A. History-Middle Eastern Concentration. Tulane University. New Orleans, LA.
Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA.
Residency Training: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. NY, NY.
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. Mount Sinai Medical Center. NY, NY.
Department of Anesthesiology Prize for Academic and Clinical Excellence In Anesthesiology Medical College of Pennsylvania. 1994.
Resident Academic Achievement Prize- Department of Anesthesiology-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY 1997.
Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. 1998
Fellow-American Society of Echocardiography.
Fellow-American Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
Fellow-American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Meritorious Service Medal (Two Awards).
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Two Awards).
Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer
Honorary Surgeon-New York State Fraternal Order of Police.
M.D.Medical College of Pennsylvania1994
Attending AnesthesiologistNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Professor of Clinical AnesthesiologyWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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