Language: English
Gender: Male
Maternal-Fetal Medicine (68th Street, J-130)
525 East 68th Street, Suite J-130
New York, NY 10065

Personal Statement

Given Foundation Professor and Chairman

Obstetrician and Gynecologist In-Chief

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


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Board Certifications
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Maternal-Fetal Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Ultrasound

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
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • M.D., Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 1976

Honors and Awards



2006   Member World Academy of Art and Science

2005   Member Hungarian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

2005   Member International Academy of Perinatal Medicine

2005   Honorary member Texas Ob/Gyn Society


      Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the NY Metro Area, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th , 9th,, 10th eds.


      Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th , 5th, 6th eds.

2005   Best Doctors in New York, NY Magazine

2004   Corresponding Member of Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia

2004   Best Doctors in New York, NY Magazine

2003   Best Doctors in New York, NY Magazine

2003   Honorary member Barcelona Ob/Gyn Society

2002   Best Doctors in New York, NY Magazine

2001   Best Doctors in America, US News and World Report

2001   Best Doctors in New York, NY Magazine

1999   The Donald, MacVicar & Brown Lecturer [named for the pioneers of medical ultrasound], Glasgow, Scotland

1998   Doctorem Honoris Causa, Semmelweis University, Budapest

1998   Best Doctors in New York: New York Magazine

1998   Best Doctors in America

1997   Good Housekeeping: Best Doctors for Women.

1997   Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care. 1st ed., 1997-8; 2nd. ed., 1999-2000; 3rd ed., Millennium ed.

1996   Best Doctors in New York. Special reprint. New York Magazine

1996   American Health: Best Doctors in America

1995   ACOG Film Festival Award

1994   Honorary Member, Italian Society of Hospital Obstetricians and Gynecologists

1993   Honorary Member, Queens Obstetric and Gynecologic Society

1993   Fellow, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

1991   Best Doctors in New York. Special Report. New York Magazine

1989   Outstanding Professor's Award Presented by the Junior Fellows of District II

1986   Ecumenical Order, Knights of Malta

1985   Dr. Solomon Silver Award, presented by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine for the Application of Advances in Research to the Practice of Clinical Medicine

1975   Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Philadelphia Alpha Chapter.

      Who's Who in the World, editions for 1983-4, 1985-6, 1987-8, 1989-90, 1991-2, 1993-4, 1995-6 & 1997-8

1974   Graduation from Pennsylvania State University, summa cum laude.

1971   Valedictorian, Seton Hall Preparatory School.



Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medical College

The Given Foundation Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Frank A. Chervenak, MD currently serves as the Given Foundation Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief and the Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University with highest distinction, and his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University where he was elected a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Chervenak served his internship in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College, residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Medical College in St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, and a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. He was Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where he was also Director of Perinatal Research and received the Dr. Solomon Silver Award for application of advances in research to the practice of Clinical Medicine.

Dr. Chervenak was appointed Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Obstetric Ultrasound and Ethics at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1987. In 1991 he was named Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of Obstetrics. In 1992 he was made Full Professor with tenure, in 1998 he was named Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and in 1999 was named Acting Chairman of that department. Dr. Chervenak was named Chairman and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief in 2000. He received his Master in Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002 and earned fellowship status from the American College of Physician Executives in 2008.

Dr. Chervenak has published over 260 papers in peer review literature and has co-authored or co-edited 28 textbooks. Research interests include ultrasound and ethics in obstetrics & gynecology and physician leadership. He has been named a member of the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. Dr. Chervenak has served on the Board of Governors of the American Institute in Ultrasound and Medicine and the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. He has served as President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, International Fetal Medicine in Surgery Society, the New York Perinatal Society and the New York Academy of Medicine Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the New York Obstetrical Society. Currently, Dr. Chervenak serves as President of the International Society of the Fetus as a Patient, Vice-president of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine, and Co-director of The Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medicine and Ultrasound. He serves on the March of Dimes Bioethics Committee and Prematurity Research Advisory Committee. .


He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, the University of Athens, Greece, Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romani, and the University of The Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay. He is an honorary member of the Italian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Barcelona Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Russian Association of Perinatal Medicine, Hungarian Ultrasound Society, the Texas Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Croatian Association for Perinatal Medicine. He has been admitted as a fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Great Britain.