Bruce Michael Greenwald, M.D.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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Bruce Michael Greenwald, M.D.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Shock Circulatory
  • Asthma, Severe
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Trauma
  • Shock
  • Respiratory Failure


Dr. Greenwald is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Executive Vice-Chair for Operations for the Department of Pediatrics, and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine. He oversees the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Pediatric Critical Care Center, a 23-bed multidisciplinary intensive care unit providing state-of-the art care for the most seriously ill and injured infants, children, and adolescents. The unit specializes in the care of children (up to 21 years of age) with challenging forms of respiratory failure due to severe pneumonia, asthma or viral illnesses, circulatory shock due to overwhelming infection or cardiac failure, and provides post-surgical care for children following cardiac and neurological surgery. Dr. Greenwald received his medical degree (M.D.) at New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at New York University Medical Center & Bellevue Hospital, where he also served as chief resident, and then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College (now NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine). In addition to his clinical, teaching, and research activities at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Greenwald has contributed to the national development of critical care medicine as a vital pediatric sub-speciality. He co-Chaired the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Program Committee for the 2010 International Critical Care Congress. He is one of the founding members of the New York Society of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, serving as the Society's President from 1993 to 1995. He is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and served the College as a member of its Board of Regents from 2011 to 2019, and as its Chancellor from 2107 to 2018. 



Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  1. 2017-2018 - Chancellor, American College of Critical Care Medicine (Elected position)
  2. 2016-2019 - Society of Critical Care Medicine Distinquished Service
  3. 2001-2022 - Castle Connolly: Top Doctors, New York Metro Area
  4. 2011-2019 - American College of Critical Care Medicine, Board of Regents (Elected position)
  5. 2003-2011 - Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation
  6. 2001-2011 - Best Doctors in America
  7. 2003, 1998, 1997, 1996 - New York Magazine: Best Doctors in New York
  8. 1998-2000 - Castle Connolly: How To Find the Best Doctors, New York Metro Area
  9. 2004-2006 - Consumers Research Council of America: America Top Pediatricians
  10. 2002 - New York Presbyterian Hospital Service Excellence Award
  11. 2004 - Section on Transport Medicine Best Paper Award, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition
  12. 1993-1995 - President, New York Society of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Elected position)
Top Doctors
Bruce Michael Greenwald, M.D. has been named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. Across 65 medical specialties, 404 Weill Cornell Medicine physicians have been awarded this designation.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Pediatrician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education and Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 1982


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
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

Professional Services:
Adam Davis Law, LLC; Beausay Law Firm, LLC; Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, P.A.; Cannon Cochran Management Services, Inc.; Chimpoulis & Hunter, PA; Coffey & Nichols, LLC; Continental Casualty Company; Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.; Hanna, Campbell & Powell, LLP; Hilltop Specialty Insurance Company; KAUFMAN BORGEEST & RYAN LLP; Kerley, Walsh, Matera & Cinquemani, P.C.; Kilcoyne & Nesbitt, LLC; MacNeill, O'Neill & Riveles, LLC; MLMIC Insurance Company; Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions; Rivkin Radler LLP; RX Pro Services, LLC; Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt, LLP; State University of New York at Stony Brook; Tri-Century Insurance Company; Vigorito, Barker, Patterson, Nichols, & Porter LLP; Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP