Language: English
Gender: Male
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Newborn Medicine
525 East 68th Street , N-506
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-8608
(212) 746-3530

Personal Statement


Specialties & Expertise


  • Neonatology
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Neonatal Neurology


  • Newborn Medicine
  • Newborns
  • Neonatal Resuscitation

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 Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • 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
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • 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 - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Clinical & Academic Positions

Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education & Training

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

Honors & 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


Voted one of New York's Super Doctors, From 2014
Voted one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors, From 2005
Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017

Dr. Perlman is a Professor of Pediatrics at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital at Weill Cornell Medicine and Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. 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)