Maria Plataki, M.D. Ph.D.
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Maria Plataki, M.D. Ph.D.

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English, Greek


Personal Statement

I am proud to be a member of the team of physicians in the Weill Cornell Medicine Pulmonary and Critical Care Division. I started participating in respiratory research projects on the pathophysiology of interstitial lung diseases as a medical student. My dissertation research examined the role of apoptosis in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. My interests evolved to focus on critical care as my clinical training in Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine progressed, primarily motivated by the profound impact critical illness has on individuals and their families. I completed two years of postdoctoral research training dedicated to Ventilator Induced Lung Injury and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

As an Assistant Attending in the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine Intensive Care Unit, I aspire to be part of a team effort that strives for excellence and to coordinate the input from many specialists to achieve the best possible outcome for critically ill patients. I am hoping to assist patients and their families with decision making based not only on what’s the matter with them, but also what matters to them. Acute lung injury remains my main interest with a particular focus on the effects of obesity on critical illness. My research efforts under the mentorship of Dr. Augustine MK Choi focus on understanding the impact of obesity, lipid metabolism and mitochondrial dysfunction on critical illness and ARDS. 

Specialties and Expertise


  • Critical Care
  • Assessment and Treatment of Critically Ill Patient
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Acute Lung Injury



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 Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Jane and Frederic Hamilton Clinical Scholar in Lipids - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Crete Medical School (Greece), 2005
  • M.D., University of Crete Medical School (Greece), 2000


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 - 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
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported