Language: English, Japanese
Gender: Female
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Personal Statement

Geriatric medicine combines the complexity of aging physiology with psychosocial challenges to health and well-being.  During Geriatrics Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College I witnessed the dedication, compassion and holistic care embraced by the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.  As a member of the faculty and care team, I hope to practice patient-centered, evidence-based medicine and to improve the health and quality of life of vulnerable individuals in our community.  

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine

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 - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 2008
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004

Biography

Cynthia Lien, M.D., is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Hofstra NS-LIJ School of Medicine. In 2015, Dr. Lien completed her fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and joined the division. Her educational and research interests focus on community medicine, vulnerable populations and geriatrics education and curriculum development.