Lea Lowenfeld, M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Lea Lowenfeld, M.D.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

♦ Virtual Visit: Delivering the same level of world-class care, with exceptional convenience. 

Diseases of the colon and rectum can be serious, life-altering, and embarrassing to discuss. My goal is to create a relationship with each of my patients in which they feel comfortable discussing these sensitive subjects, help them better understand the nature of the disease and their treatment options, and ultimately provide them with the best individualized care to improve their quality of life.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Bowel Dysfunction
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Small Bowel Problem
  • Bowel-Sparing Strictureplasty
  • Review of Cancer Care
  • Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon Tumor
  • Colon/Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Tumor
  • Complex Anal Fistula Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Family History of Colorectal Cancer
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Repair of Fistula Involving Ileostomy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Creation of Ostomy
  • Ostomy Care
  • Revision of Ostomy
  • Rectal and Anal Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
  • Robot-Assisted Resection of Bowel
  • Colectomy
  • Robot-Assisted Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Robot-Assisted Repair of Prolapse of Rectum
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery


Lea Lowenfeld, MD is a colorectal surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  She was born and raised in New York, NY.  Dr Lowenfeld received her BA in Philosophy from Cornell University, received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and continued her surgery training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  After completing three years of general surgery clinical training, she was awarded the Henle Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship to study cancer immunotherapy.  She authored several peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and two biomedical patents. After completing her general surgery residency, she completed fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Southern California.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2011
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2007


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

No External Relationships Reported