Ava L. Liberman, M.D.
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Ava L. Liberman, M.D.


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Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Stroke


Dr. Ava L. Liberman is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and an Attending Neurologist at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College, specializing in Vascular Neurology.

Dr. Liberman received her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University where she majored in Philosophy. She then went on to obtain an MA in Philosophy at Stanford University. Dr. Liberman earned her medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Neurology at Northwestern University serving as a Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Liberman then completed a two-year fellowship in Vascular Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Liberman is board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology. She provides comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients with stroke, transient ischemic attack, and other cerebrovascular conditions including cerebral venous thrombosis. Dr. Liberman is an expert in acute ischemic stroke diagnosis and treatment as well as secondary stroke prevention strategies. Her clinical practice includes both the inpatient as well as outpatient settings.

Dr. Liberman's research interests include healthcare delivery, implementation science, clinical decision making, diagnostic error, and headache medicine. Dr. Liberman is currently funded by a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Health focused on improving acute stroke diagnostic accuracy. Her work has been published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and she has been invited to present her work both regionally and nationally.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Vascular Neurology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Neurologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2010
  • M.A., Stanford University, 2009
  • B.A., Barnard College - Columbia University, 2005


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 Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • 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
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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