Brian M. Eiss, M.D.
Internal Medicine
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Brian M. Eiss, M.D.

Internal Medicine

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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

As healthcare has improved over the past several decades, more and more adults are living into their 8th, 9th and even 10th decades of life. I seek to provide comprehensive, compassionate and individualized care to all adults based on their preferences and values, with a focus on care of the rapidly increasing population of older adults. I also seek to dedicate considerable efforts to educating the next generation of internal medicine physicians in the principles of geriatric medicine while they are still in training so that they are better prepared to care for older adults regardless of the subspecialty within internal medicine they choose for their career paths.

I practice primarily at Weill Cornell Medicine's Adult Internal Medicine practice, where I see adult patients of all ages, but mainly older adults, and maintain a smaller practice at the Irving Sherwood Wright Center on Aging, which is Weill Cornell Medicine’s geriatrics faculty practice. I rotate on the inpatient medicine and geriatrics services and the palliative care consultation service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center several weeks out of the year. I am as passionate about teaching medical students and physicians in training as I am about patient care and am active in clinical and preclinical education at Weill Cornell Medicine. I also have a background in quality improvement and patient safety, serving on several committees and participating in quality improvement initiatives and research projects. 

Specialties and Expertise


  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine


Dr. Eiss received his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2008 and completed his internal medicine residency in 2011 and geriatric fellowship in 2012 at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was recruited to serve as the Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Chief Resident for the Department finishing his fellowship and in this role, he launched several important initiatives in both inpatient and outpatient sign-out and helped change the structure of the daily resident schedule so that night float residents stay for morning rounds to reduce unnecessary handoffs and add an additional educational opportunity to that rotation. He is currently working on a quality improvement initiative on the inpatient wards to institute a multidisciplinary “discharge timeout” to reinforce crucial changes made to a patient’s medication regimen and aspects of follow up in hopes of reducing unnecessary readmissions and improving patient satisfaction. As the sole member of Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates with formal geriatrics training, he provides residents with lectures on geriatric medicine in the outpatient venue and is interested in expanding exposure to geriatrics to residents during their outpatient medicine rotations as well as developing a “Geriatrics Resource Center” and tracking outcomes after implementation.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Don't Count Sheep - Get a Good Night's Sleep - Your Health Depends on It! - Sleep and the Elderly Population - Thursday, March 26, 7 – 9 pm in 2015 by Bloomingdale Aging in Place Panel Presentation, Invited Lecturer

What Does Healthy Aging Mean To You? - Invited author for newsletter article in 2015 by New York Presbyterian Health Outreach Newsletter - Winter 2015

Healthy Aging – Invited speaker – New York Presbyterian Health Outreach – February 2014

Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence Scholar in 2013

Employee CARE Award for Outstanding Service and Patient Care 2010


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Geriatric 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., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2008
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2004


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 - 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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No External Relationships Reported