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Medha Barbhaiya, M.D., MPH

Rheumatology

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Biographical Info

Dr. Medha Barbhaiya graduated from Columbia University where she majored in the Biological Sciences. She received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, and completed her residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical College. During her rheumatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Dr. Barbhaiya obtained a Master’s in Public Health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She also received a Distinguished Fellow Award from the American College of Rheumatology and a Scientist Development Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation. After completing her rheumatology fellowship, Dr. Barbhaiya joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School faculty as a rheumatologist and clinical researcher, during which time she was also a recipient of the Brigham and Women’s Faculty Career Development Award.

In 2017, Dr. Barbhaiya joined the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College as a rheumatologist and clinical researcher and was also a recipient of an Investigator Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Her research interests focus on studying environmental and lifestyle risk factors and outcomes related to rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome. Dr. Barbhaiya specializes in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome, inflammatory arthritis, undifferentiated connective tissue disease, pregnancy, vasculitis, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, and Raynaud’s, along with other rheumatologic conditions.

Honors and Awards

• Super Doctors® Rising Stars 2019-2021

• Rheumatology Research Foundation, Investigator Award, 2018

• Antiphospholipid Syndrome Abstract Recognition Young Scholar Award, APS Foundation of America, 2016

• ACR Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology, 2015

• Brigham and Women’s Faculty Career Development Award, 2016

• Rheumatology Research Foundation, Scientist Development Award, 2015APS ACTION Young Scholar Award 2015

• ACR REF/Abbott Medical Resident Research Award, American College of Rheumatology, 2011

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)
Clinical Expertise
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Rheumatic Disease
Pregnancy and Rheumatic Diseases
Education 
  • M.P.H.
    Harvard School of Public Health
    2015
  • M.D.
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
    2009
  • B.A.
    Columbia University
    2004
Appointments 
  • Assistant Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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