Curtis Leland Cole, M.D., FACP

Internal Medicine
Curtis Cole

I seek to help patients achieve an informed sense of disease, disease prevention, and health promotion so they can actively participate in their care to define and maintain their own wellness...

Dr. Curtis L. Cole is a graduate of Bowdoin College and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College (currently known as Weill Cornell Medical College) in 1994. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency program at The New York Hospital[currently known as NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital (Weill Cornell Campus)]in 1997. After residency Dr. Cole continued at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell as a Clinical Investigator in Medical Informatics. He also completed a course in Leadership Development of Physicians in Academic Health Centers in 1999 at Harvard University. In 2002, Dr. Cole completed the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University, Executive Development Program.

Dr. Cole is the currently the Chief Information Officer at Weill Cornell, where he is responsible for the core information services that support the research, clinical, education, and administrative functions of the college as well as the Wood Library. Previously, as Chief Medical Information Officer he lead the implementation of a new electronic medical record system. He is also actively involved in the development of computer systems that support Clinical Research and Terminology Services.

Dr. Cole has several active research projects including participation in the national VIVO consortium. VIVO is a semantic web based system to help researchers find one another though a national network. An early version of the system is live at .

At Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates (WCIMA), he provides primary care for adults, with clinical expertise in primary care for psychiatric patients, and gay and lesbian health issues. Dr. Cole seeks to help patients achieve an informed sense of disease, disease prevention, and health promotion so they can actively participate in their care to define and maintain their own wellness.


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]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]



Abramson ELMalhotra SOsorio SNEdwards ACheriff ACole CKaushal RA long-term follow-up evaluation of electronic health record prescribing safety. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Jun;20(e1):e52-8. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001328. Epub 2013 Apr 11.

Malhotra, SM; Ancker, JS; Gossey, JTr; Cole, CL.; Kaushal, R; Cheriff, AD. Promoting generic medication prescribing by order interface redesign: small change, large impact. Studies in health technology and informatics, 180:1194-1196. (2012)

Abramson, EL, Patel, V, Malhotra, S, Pfoh, E, Osorio, S, Cheriff A, Cole C, Bunce, A, Ash, J, and Kaushal R.  Physician Experiences Transitioning Between an Older versus Newer Electronic Health Record for Electronic Prescribing.   International Journal of Medical Informatics: v81(8) 539-548 (August 2012)


Cheriff AD, Kapur AG, Qiu M, Cole CL. Physician Productivity and the Ambulatory EHR in a Large Academic Multi- Specialty Physician Group.  International Journal of Medical Informatics: v79(7) 492-500 July 2010

Cole CL, Kanter AS, Cummens M, Vostinar S, Naeymi-Rad F. Using a terminology server and consumer search phrases to help patients find physicians with particular expertise. Proc. of the 11th World Congress on Medical Informatics: Medinfo 2004.

Cole CL. “Getting past buzz to buy-in: One physician's opinion on how convince reluctant boards to invest in CPOE”. Modern Physician July 2002

Cole CL  A Computer-Assisted Management Program for Anti-infective Agents. (Letter) New England Journal of Medicine. 1998. 338:1775. 

Books and Book Chapters:

Paul J. Albert, Curtis Cole and the WCMC VIVO Project Team. "Case Study: Weill Cornell Medical College." VIVO: A Semantic Approach to Scholarly Networking and Discovery. San Rafael, California: Morgan & Claypool 2012

Incorporating Occupational Information in Electronic Health Records
Letter Report. Committee On Occupational Information And Electronic Health Records. Wegman DH, Liverman, CT, Schultz AM, Strawbridge LM (Eds) Institute of Medicine, National Academies Press 2011

Cole, CL. & Cheriff, A. Ambulatory Systems. in Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer, 2nd Edition. Ong K. (Ed) New York, NY. HIMSS Books 2011

Cole, CL. Ambulatory Systems in Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer, Ong K. (Ed) New York, NY: HIMSS Books 2007

Honors and Awards

1996, 1998 David B. Skinner Award for Administrative Stewardship, New York Presbyterian Hospital.