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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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • AETNA - HMO
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Neurologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2010
  • B.S., Brown University, 2006

Honors & Awards

 

  • 2016 International Stroke Conference New Investigator Travel Award
  • American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Fellow Scholarship Award
  • Neurology Resident Teaching Award, Cornell University
  • American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship Award
  • Chief Resident in Neurology at Cornell
  • Rosenbluth Foundation Travel Grant for research conducted in Peru through NYU School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, Brown University
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University

Biography

 

Alexander Merkler, MD, is a native New Yorker who received his undergraduate degree from Brown University where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree from New York University where he received the prestigious Rosenbluth Grant for international laboratory research. He completed residency in neurology at the Weill Cornell Medical College and served as the Chief Resident in his final year. He then completed a two-year fellowship in neurocritical care at Columbia University / Weill Cornell Medical College.

 

Dr. Merkler is board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry and an expert in neurocritical care and acute brain injury. He has published numerous studies on stroke, infectious disease of the nervous system, subdural hematoma, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. His work has been published in high impact peer-reviewed journals including Neurology, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, Stroke, and Neurocritical Care.