Christie Lech, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
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Christie Lech, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

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Gender: Female


Specialties and Expertise


  • Emergency Medicine


Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Christie Lech was first drawn to emergency medicine through her work with a local community volunteer ambulance corps during her high school and college years. She received her undergraduate degree from CUNY Honors College at Queens College, and earned her medical degree from New York Medical College.

Dr. Lech completed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was Chief Resident. During her time there, she continued her medical school research into looking at barriers into HIV testing in emergency departments both locally and abroad. After her residency, Dr. Lech joined the NYU Langone Department of Emergency Medicine at Bellevue Hospital. For three years, she served as the assistant residency director and then as the interim residency program director. While there, she completed her master’s in health professions education (MHPE). Her thesis focused on the design, implementation and evaluation of a novel debriefing program in the emergency department. 

Dr. Lech’s professional interests in medical education include organizational analysis, program evaluation and remediation. She is also interested in clinical debriefing, peer support and workplace violence. 



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.H.P.E., New York University, 2018
  • M.D., New York Medical College, 2011
  • B.A., Queens College, 2007


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
  • 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 - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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