Akash Goel, M.D.
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Akash Goel, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English, Spanish


Personal Statement

As a physician and health advocate, I'm a firm believer of food as medicine. I believe a large majority of disease burden is caused by poor diets, suboptimal lifestyles and stress. I provide a comprehensive care approach that combines traditional Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology with an integrative and emphathic care philosophy focused on nutrition, mindfulness, and respect for the individual. My goal is to not simply treat illness, but rather to promote wellness. I work with patients closely on an individualized care plan for patients to feel their best and meet their personal goals for health and well-being. I welcome patients of all backgrounds and preferences.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Crohns Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Anemia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Stomach Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Abdominal Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention


Dr. Akash Goel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He practices General Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine with a focus on nutrition and integrative health. Akash is a graduate of Harvard College and University of Michigan Medical School. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University NewYork Presbyterian Hospital and fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Jackson Health System / University of Miami.

He is frequently published in both peer-reviewed journals and press and his writing and work have appeared on networks and publications such as CNN, New York Times, Time Magazine, Financial Times, BBC.

He was named a New Leader by the Carnegie Council and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. He is a fellow of the Nantucket Project and an Asia 21 Fellow of the Asia Society. In 2015, Akash was awarded a Cannes Lion and recognized by the United Nations for his work in human rights advocacy.




Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, 2012
  • A.B., Harvard College, 2007


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • 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
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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