Brett Fortune, MD
Transplant Hepatology
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Brett Fortune, MD

Transplant Hepatology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. Brett E. Fortune, MD, MSc, is a Transplant Hepatologist who joins the NYP/Weill Cornell team at the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation. Dr. Fortune specializes in the medical management of all types of liver disease including viral hepatitis B and C, alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD), autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases, inherited and metabolic liver disorders, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He also evaluates patients in need of liver transplant and delivers comprehensive pre- and post-transplant medical care in collaboration with fellow providers at the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation of NYP.

Dr. Fortune earned his BS degree with Summa Cum Laude and Honors from North Carolina State University and received his MD degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center and his Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology fellowships at The University of Colorado.

Dr. Fortune has a clinical focus to provide excellent care for patients with advanced liver disease and those who need or have received liver transplantation. His research interests include clinical outcomes related to complications of cirrhosis and portal hypertension as well as quality improvement in the care of patients with cirrhosis or those who have received a liver transplant. He has written several papers and book chapters in the field, actively participates as a reviewer for several journals, and is an active participant in many national academic societies.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Hepatology



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Transplant Hepatology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Associate Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.Sc., University of Colorado, 2011
  • M.D., Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2004
  • B.S., North Carolina State University at Raleigh, 1999


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 - POS
  • 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
  • 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

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