Michael S. Niederman, M.D.
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Michael S. Niederman, M.D.

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English
Insurance: 39 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Infection
  • Pulmonary Mycobacterial Infection
  • Bronchiectasis


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, 1977
  • A.B., Boston University, 1977


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Personal Statement

I come to Weill Cornell Medical College after working as a Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician and as Chairmen of the Department of Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital. My interests are focused on providing inpatient and outpatient care to patients with a wide variety of medical illnesses, with a particular focus on respiratory tract infections (including pneumonia) , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sepsis and respiratory failure.  I consider it a privilege to become involved in the care of patients when they have difficulty breathing and to offer a management approach that can relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life of my patients, while providing  a better understanding of their illness to their family. I also enjoy working with medical students, residents and fellows  and to provide education , while giving care to my patients.   In the care of patients, I have often encountered challenging clinical problems, which have served as the motivation for my involvement in clinical research. My research has focused on improving the management of patients with pneumonia, and I have been involved in the writing of guidelines for pneumonia management on behalf of  several national and international organizations. I have also studied new therapies for pneumonia, especially ones that can  optimize the treatment of  patients infected with antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

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Dr. Niederman has published over 350 articles and book chapters  related to these efforts and am active in national pulmonary and critical organizations. He received the Laureate Award from and have been selected as a Master by  the American College of Physicians.  He is currently on the editorial boards of Chest, Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care, and Intensive Care Medicine.  Dr. Niederman obtained his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, and then completed his training in internal medicine at Northwestern University School of Medicine, before undertaking a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine.

Click here to listen to Dr. Niederman speak about cardiac complications in community-acquired pneumonia.


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
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • 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) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

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