Emily Fessler, M.D.
Geriatric Medicine
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Emily Fessler, M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

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Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

It is a tremendous honor to join the Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Division at Weill Cornell. As a primary care provider at the Center on Aging, I am deeply committed to working with patients, families, and my interdisciplinary colleagues to optimize the health and well-being of older adults. In addition, I strive to teach students and physicians-in-training about the joys and complexities of providing person-centered, comprehensive geriatric care.


Emily Fessler, MD is a graduate of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed both her Internal Medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a year at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center as a Chief Resident in Quality and Safety and geriatric primary care physician. She joined the Weill Cornell Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in 2021 as an Assistant Professor. In addition to her clinical focus on primary care for older adults, she is interested in medical education and Quality Improvement, particularly as they pertain to multimorbidity and transitions of care.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Geriatric Medicine)

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2016
  • B.S., Brown University, 2010


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

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