Paul Michael Riegelhaupt, M.D., Ph.D.
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Paul Michael Riegelhaupt, M.D., Ph.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement


Paul M. Riegelhaupt joined the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center faculty in 2015.  After undergraduate training in Biology at MIT, he completed an MD/PhD program at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  His PhD training in the laboratory of Dr. Myles Akabas examined the physiology and biophysics of malarial purine transporters, focusing on purine uptake proteins as targets for novel antimalarial drugs.  Following medical school, Dr. Riegelhaupt completed a research track residency in Anesthesiology at the University of California San Francisco.  His post-doctoral work at UCSF in Dr. Daniel Minor’s lab addressed the basic biophysical properties of tandem pore potassium channels.  Dr. Riegelhaupt currently splits his time between clinical work as a member of the Weill Cornell Neuroanesthesia group and continued basic scientific studies of potassium channel physiology.  He also serves as an associate program director for the anesthesiology residency program.



Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards


2002-2010  Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship

2005-2008  Elected Medical Student Representative, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Student/Faculty Senate

2006-2008  NIH Molecular Biophysics Training Grant Fellowship

2011  University of California, San Francisco Department of Anesthesia Annual Excellence in Teaching Award 

2016  Junior Faculty Research Award, Association of University Anesthesiologists

2017-2018  Mentored Research Training Grant, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, "Strucutral and functional characterization of the TREK1 K2P potassium channel, a target for chronic pain therapy"


Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2010
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001


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)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported