Lindsay Lief, M.D.
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Lindsay Lief, M.D.

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine


  • Airway Management
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • ICU
  • ICU-Related PTSD

Personal Statement

Dr. Lief is honored to be part of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine here at Weill Cornell. She chose this specialty, and particularly the care of admitted patients to the Medical Intensive Care Unit which are cared for by our Pulmonary Consult Service, because it requires care of the whole patient. She often encounters patients and their families during episodes of critical illness and sometimes at the end of life. It is during these crucial moments that she uses the most advanced technology, up-to-date literature and her understanding of hemodynamics, physiology and the natural history of disease to care for her patients. She prided herself in supporting not only her patients, but also their families through these difficult experiences.

As a complement to caring for patients, Dr. Lief is devoted to educating the next generation of medical professionals. She works with our Division of Education towards this mission, specifically in expanding and operationalizing our simulation curriculum for the medical housestaff.


Dr. Lief is as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. The completed both her residency and fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and served as the Chief Resident for the Department of Medicine.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

BA, University of Pennsylvania 2001
MD, Temple University School of Medicine 2007


Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease)

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, 2007
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2001


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 - POS
  • 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 - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • 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

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