Christopher Barbieri, M.D., Ph.D
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Christopher Barbieri, M.D., Ph.D


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Urologic Oncology


  • Prostate Cancer
  • Cancer of Kidney
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Molecular Cancer Testing
  • Targeted Prostate Biopsy
  • Precision Medicine

Personal Statement

Prostate cancer is a disease with highly variable outcomes - many patients have slow growing cancers that will never threaten their health, while other have aggressive cancers that may rapidly progress.  A variety of new tools are available to help urologists match the right patient with the right treatment course, from cutting edge tests exposing the molecular basis of these cancers to imaging techniques that can allow precise targeting of cancers. A urologist that understands the use and limitations of these tools is critical to get the best outcomes. I am both a prostate cancer surgeon and a highly active researcher in prostate cancer genomics in the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell, allowing me to stay at the forefront of prostate cancer care in the 21st century, and delivering the best possible care to patients at Weill Cornell.

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Dr. Christopher Barbieri completed both his Urology Residency and Urologic Oncology Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and then attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he obtained both his MD and PhD degrees. Dr. Barbieri's research interests include using genomic data to define distinct molecular subclasses of urologic malignancy, with a particular focus on prostate cancer. His work has led to recognition as a Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator and a Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar; he is also the recipient of a Career Development Award from the National Cancer Institute to fund his work on prostate cancer. In addition, Dr. Barbieri has also been recognized as a Rising Star in Urology Research by the American Urological Association, and with a Clinical Investigator Award from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. 

Dr. Barbieri sees patients seeking urologic oncology treatment. His office is located at 525 E. 68th Street, Starr Pavilion, 9th floor within the Brady Urologic Health Center.

Please call Dr. Barbieri's office at 212-746-5562 if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.



"I have been seeing Dr. Barbieri for 2 years after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. When I needed a cystoscopy the conditions and staff were excellent. The entire staff are also very professional and kind. I highly recommend Dr. Barbieri." - Fred M. via Healthgrades on July 05, 2018

"Dr. Barbieri is an outstanding surgeon and physician. He is honest and trustworthy in all his interactions. I am very happy and grateful to have found Dr. Barbieri. Competence and highly skilled are words that appropriately describe him." - Paul C. via Healthgrades on April 28, 2018

"Trust is not a word that I normally use when discussing doctors. However, I couldn't have a conversation about Dr. Barbieri without mentioning it. He is the consummate professional beyond his superior technical skills. He's a fantastic listener and a straight shooter. He has a quiet confidence, and an amazing talent for putting a patient at ease. He should also be given credit for assembling a fantastic team, and establishing a culture that makes every single visit an amazing patient experience" - Chuck R. via Healthgrades on Jun 01, 2017


Additional resources related to Dr. Barbieri's research lab, including recent publications & ongoing studies, can be found on

To learn more about Dr. Barbieri's research, please visit:

Weill Cornell Medicine VIVO

Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center




Board Certifications

  • Urology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Urologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Urology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Walter B. Wriston Clinical Research Scholar in Urology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2007
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2005
  • A.B., Dartmouth College, 1998


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 - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care - PPO
  • GHI - Pathway X
  • Health First - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - CBP
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicaid
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark - Liberty
  • UHC Compass - Medicare Advantage
  • United Empire - Metro/Core/Charter
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Community Plan

Locations and Appointments