Jeffrey M Perlman, M.B., Ch.B.
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Jeffrey M Perlman, M.B., Ch.B.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Neonatology
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


  • Newborn Medicine
  • Newborns
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Neonatal Neurology


Dr. Perlman is a Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and Chief of Newborn Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He also directs the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  He received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town (1974) and completed his pediatric residency and fellowship training at St. Louis Children's Hospital, affiliated with Washington University. He undertook further training in the study of cerebral blood flow and metabolism at Washington University.  

After completing his training, Dr. Perlman served as medical director for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children's Hospital for six years. Previous to his arrival at Weill Cornell in 2004, Dr. Perlman was the medical director of the NICU at Parkland Memorial Hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas

His research interests include understanding the mechanisms of brain injury and potential treatment strategies in the preterm and term infant including intraventricular hemorrhage and hypoxic ischemic brain injury, optimizing the management of the depressed newly born infant in the delivery room and reducing neonatal mortality morbidity in the low resource setting.  A world-renowned expert in neonatal medicine, Dr. Perlman lectures frequently both nationally and internationally, and is the author of over 175 peer reviewed papers, numerous book chapters. Currently he is the science advisor to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and was the immediate Co-chairman of Neonatal section of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  1. Voted one of New York's Super Doctors, 2013
  2. Selected as Physician of the Year, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, 2011
  3. Voted one of America's Top Doctors, 2001-2009
  4. Voted one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors, 2004-2014
  5. Science Advisor to the Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  6. Distinguished Physician of the Year - Parkland Hospital, 1997
Top Doctors
Jeffrey M Perlman, M.B., Ch.B. has been named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. Across 65 medical specialties, 404 Weill Cornell Medicine physicians have been awarded this designation.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Professor of Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Pediatrician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education and Training

  • M.B.,Ch.B., University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine (South Africa), 1974


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
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • 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
  • 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
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

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