Language: English
Gender: Male
Neuromuscular Center
186 Joralemon Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Neuromuscular Center
1305 York Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10021
Neuromuscular Center
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 607
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-5519 | F: (212) 746-8845
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Personal Statement

Dr. Rubin's main interests lie in the field of nerve and muscle disease, nerve injury, muscle weakness, spinal injury, and nerve entrapment. He is Director of the Neuromuscular Service at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Director of the Electromyography Laboratory at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College. In March 2007, he co-authored a neuroanatomy textbook, Netter's Concise Neuroanatomy, published by Saunders and translated into Spanish, which is used worldwide in the teaching of medical and allied sciences.

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Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • General Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Spinal Disorder
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Injury to Nerves
  • Neuropathy
  • Spinal Disease

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]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • 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 [CHP]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • M.D., C.M., McGill University Faculty of Medicine (Canada), 1982

Honors and Awards

American Diabetes Association Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in the DCCT 1994

Fred Plum & Jerome B. Posner Award for Outstanding Dedication to Teaching & Education 1995-6

Excellence in Teaching Award - Weill Medical College of Cornell University 2000

Excellence in Graduate Staff Teaching and Mentoring Award - Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Neurology 2001

American Academy of Neurology, AB Baker Section on Education Teacher Recognition Certificate 2002

America's Top Physicians - Consumers' Research Council of America 2003, 2004, 2010

New York Super Doctors 2011, 2012, 2013

America Registry Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award 2013



Attending Neurologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College


Michael Rubin, M.D., received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, and did his internship and an additional year of internal medicine at McGill. He completed his residency in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and electromyography at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. He is certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Quebec College of Physicians, and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He was awarded the 1994 Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service by the American Diabetes Association for his involvement in the Diabetes Control and Complication Trial, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1993, and has received several teaching awards from medical students and neurology residents. In 2002, he was awarded the Teacher Recognition Certificate of the AB Baker Section on Education from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, given to nationally recognized neurologic educators.

Dr. Rubin is fluent in English and French, and conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish.