Alexander Eliot Merkler, M.D.
Neurology
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Alexander Eliot Merkler, M.D.

Neurology

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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English

About

Specialties and Expertise

Personal Statement

 

 

 

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.

 

Research

Honors and Awards

Honors and 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

Credentials

Clinical and 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 and Training

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

Insurance

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 - Medicare
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • 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
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - 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 - HMO
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

Locations and Appointments