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

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

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Gender: Male
Language: English


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.

Specialties and Expertise


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


Dr. Niederman has published over 350 articles and book chapters related to these efforts and is active in national pulmonary and critical organizations. He received the Laureate Award from 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.



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

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

Education and Training

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


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) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • 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

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