Philip Steven Barie, M.D.

Surgical Critical Care
Philip Barie

Dr. Philip S. Barie is Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an attending surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. A long-time member of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Barie specializes in high-risk surgery, trauma, surgical critical care, surgical infections, hernia repair, and gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Barie is extremely active in the department, participating on various committees and plays a leadership role in the training of general surgery residents. Dr. Barie is also active nationally and internationally as a member of more than 20 learned surgical societies, serving on the board of directors or as an officer of several. He is the immediate past president of the New York State Society of Surgeons.

Dr. Barie was instrumental in expanding the Surgical Intensive Care Unit from 9 beds to 20 beds, with a resulting 115 percent increase in the volume of patients cared for, and has also achieved increases in the number and severity of trauma cases cared for by the Division. In addition, Dr. Barie spearheaded the introduction of continuous renal replacement therapy into NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, along with percutaneous insertion of tracheostomies at the bedside.

Dr. Barie was named repeatedly by both US News World Report and Castle Connolly as one of "America's Top Doctors" since 2011.  He was recognized since 2011 as a "New York SuperDoctor," an honor accorded to just 5% of all New York physicians.  Dr. Barie's research interests are in the areas of outomes of critical illness, the effects of infection on the host, and multiple organ failure.

Phil Barie graduated from Boston University School of Medicine with a medical degree in 1977. From 1977 to 1979 he was a Junior Resident in General Surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Barie then went to Albany Medical College of Union University as a National Research Service Award Fellow from 1979 to 1981, was a Fellow in Surgery at Cornell University from 1979 to 1981 and an Instructor in Physiology at Albany Medical College from 1980 to 1981. In 1981 Dr. Barie returned to New York Hospital-Cornell as a Senior Resident in General Surgery, Research Associate in the Burn Center until 1983. Finally, Dr. Barie was an Administrative Chief Resident from 1983 to 1984, became an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cornell in 1984 and was promoted in 1989 to an Associate Professor of Surgery at Cornell. Since 1997 he has held the title of Associate Professor of Surgery with Tenure.


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
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Past 5 years-Selected from more than 400

Khaneja SC, Pizzi WF, Barie PS, Ahmed N. Management of juxtrahepatic vena cava injuries with total vascular occlusion. Journal of the American College ofSurgeons 1997;184:469-474.

Talmor M, Hydo L, Shaikh N, Gayle LB, Hoffman LA, Barie PS. Clinical features and outcome of patients admitted to the intensive care unit after plastic surgical procedures: Implications for cost reduction and quality of care. Annals of Plastic Surgery 1997;39:74-79.

Barie PS. Advances in critical care monitoring. Archives of Surgery 1997;132:734-739. Published simultaneously at

Cohen SM, Siddiqi FA, Darakchiev B, Fantini GA, Hariri RJ, Barie PS. Attenuation of acute lung injury caused by hind-limb ischemia-reperfusion    injury by butyrolactone anti-inflammatory agent FL1003. Journal of Trauma 1997;43:247-252.

Cohen SM, Siddiqi F, Shou J, Hariri RJ, Barie PS. Ischemia-reperfusion injury increases transcription factor NFkB in pulmonary cells and is down-regulated by a lactone anti-inflammatory compound. Surgical Forum 1997;48:262-264.

Barie PS, Hydo LJ. Lessons learned: Durability and progress of a program for ancillary cost reduction in surgical critical care. Journal of Trauma 1997;43:590-596.

Barie PS, Vogel SB, Dellinger EP, Rotstein OD, Solomkin JS, Yang JY, Baumgartner TF, for the Cefepime Intraabdominal Study Group. A randomized, double-blind clinical trial comparing cefepime plus metronidazole to imipenem/cilastatin in the treatment of complicated intraabdominal infections.    Archives of Surgery 1997;132:1294-1302. Published simultaneously at

Talmor M, Li P, Barie PS. Acute paranasal sinusitis in critically ill patients: Guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Clinical Infectious Diseases 1997;25:1441-1446.

Barie PS. Antibiotic-resistant gram-positive cocci: Implications for surgical practice. World Journal of Surgery 1998;22:118-126.

O'Grady N, Barie PS, Bartlett J, Bleck T, Garvey G, Jacobi J, Linden P, Maki DG, Nam M, Pasculle W, Pasquale MD, Tribett DL, Masur H. Practice parameters for    evaluating new fever in critically ill adult patients. Critical Care Medicine 1998;26:392-408. Published concurrently in Clinical Infectious Diseases 1998;26:1042-1059.

Talmor M, Hydo L, Gershenwald J, Barie PS. Beneficial effects of chest tube drainage of pleural effusion in acute respiratory failure refractory to positive end-expiratory pressure ventilation. Surgery 1998;123:137-143.

Goncalves JG Jr, Hydo LJ, Barie PS. Factors influencing outcome of prolonged    norepinephrine therapy for shock in critical surgical illness. Shock 1998;10:231-236.

Calvano SE, Coyle SM, Barbosa KS, Barie PS, Lowry SF. Multivariate analysis of nine disease-associated variables for outcome prediction in patients with sepsis. Archives of Surgery 1998;133:1347-1350.

Talmor M, Hydo L, Barie PS. Relationship of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) to organ dysfunction, length of stay, and mortality in critical surgical illness: Effect of intensive care unit resuscitation. Archives of Surgery 1999;134:81-87.

Bozorgzadeh A, Pizzi WF, Barie PS, Khaneja S, LaMaute HR, Mandava N, Richards N, Noorollah H. The duration of antibiotic administration for penetrating    abdominal trauma. American Journal of Surgery 1999;177:125-131.

Barie PS, Fischer E, Eachempati SR. Acute acalculous cholecystitis. Current Opinion in Critical Care 1999;5:144-150.

Munshi IA, Hong J, Barie PS. Spontaneous rupture of the urinary bladder in an alcoholic patient. Journal of Trauma 1999;46:1133-1134..

Eachempati SR, Reed RL II, Barie PS. Survival after transabdominal impalement from a construction injury: A review of the management of impalement injuries. Journal of Trauma 1999;47:864-866.

Eachempati SR, Barie PS. Minimally invasive and noninvasive diagnosis and therapy of critically ill and injured patients. Archives of Surgery 1999;134:1189-1196.

Barie PS. Management of complicated intraabdominal infections. Journal of Chemotherapy 1999;11:464-477.

Girardi LN, Magovern CJ, Fischer E, Barie PS. Descending aortic cannulation during emergent thoracotomy for blunt traumatic cardiac arrest. Journal of Trauma 1999;47:787-789.

Eachempati SR, Hydo LJ, Barie PS. Gender-based differences in outcome in patients with sepsis. Archives of Surgery 1999;134:1342-1347.

Barie PS. Modern surgical antibiotic prophylaxis and therapy: Less is more. Surgical Infections 2000; 1:23-29.

Charny C, Stanziale S, Khilnani N, Helfet D, Eachempati SR, Barie PS. Image of trauma: Unstable pelvis fracture and massive retroperitoneal hematoma from transected superior gluteal artery. Journal of Trauma 2000;48:359.

Eachempati S, Flomenbaum N, Seifert C, Fischer E, Hydo LJ, Barie PS. Alterations of preliminary readings on radiographic examinations minimally affect outcomes of trauma patients discharged from the emergency department Journal of Trauma 2000;48:654-659.

Barie PS. Gram-positive infections. International Review of Modern Surgery 2000;2:46-49.

Barie PS. Importance, morbidity, and mortality of nosocomial pneumonia in the surgical intensive care unit. American Journal of Surgery 2000;179 (Suppl2A):2S-7S.

Grobmyer SR, Barie PS, Nathan CA, Fuortes M, Lin E, Lowry SF, Wright CD, Weyant MJ, Hydo LJ, Reeves F, Shiloh MU, Ding A. Secretory leukocyte proteinase inhibitor, an inhibitor of neutrophil activation, is elevated in serum in human sepsis and experimental endotoxemia. Critical Care Medicine 2000;28:1276-1282

Luchette FA, Barie PS, Oswanski M, Spain D, Mullins CD, Palumbo F. EAST Guideline: Practice management guidelines for prophylactic antibiotic use in tube thoracostomy for traumatic hemopneumothorax: The EAST Practice Management Guidelines Work Group. Journal of Trauma 2000;48:753-757.

Talmor M, Fahey TJ II, Wise J, Hoffman LA, Barie PS. Large-volume liposuction complicated by hypovolemic shock secondary to lumbar artery laceration and massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage: Management principles and implications for the quality improvement process. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2000;105:2244-2248.

Grobmyer SR, Lin E, Lowry SF, Rivadeneira DE, Potter S, Barie PS, Nathan CF. Elevation of serum IL-18 in human sepsis. Journal of Clinical Immunology 2000;20:212-215.

Barie PS. Pancreatitis. Current Treatment Options in Infections Diseases 2000;2:294-315.

Weyant MJ, Eachempati SR, Maluccio MA, Rivadeneira DE, Grobmyer SR, Hydo LJ, Barie PS. Interpretation of computed tomography does not correlate with laboratory or pathologic findings in surgically-confirmed acute appendicitis. Surgery 2000;128:145-152.

Barie PS, Hydo LJ. Epidemiology of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in critical surgical illness. Surgical Infections 2000;1:173-186.

Barie PS. Cefepime plus metronidazole in the treatment of intra-abdominal infections: Clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2000;6:S14-S16

Weyant MJ, Eachempati SR, Maluccio MA, Spigland N, Hydo LJ, Barie PS. The use of computed tomography for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children does not influence the overall rate of negative appendectomy or perforation. Surgical Infections 2001;2:19-23.

Gordon BR, Parker TS, Levine DM, Saal SD, Wang JCL, Sloan B-J, Barie PS, Rubin AL. Relationship of hypolipidemia to cytokine concentrations and outcomes in critically ill surgical patients. Critical Care Medicine 2001;29:1563-1568.

Barie PS. Serious intra-abdominal infections. Current Opinion in Critical Care Medicine 2001;7:263-267.

Eachempati SR, Hydo LJ, Barie PS. Factors influencing the development of decubitus ulcers in critically ill surgical patients. Critical Care Medicine 2001;29:1678-1682.

Miglietta MA, Robb TV, Eachempati SR, Porter BO, Cherry R, Brause J, Barie PS. Current opinion regarding indications for emergency department thoracotomy. Journal of Trauma 2001;51:670-676.

Maluccio MA, Covey AM, Weyant MJ, Eachempati SR, Hydo LJ, Barie PS. A prospective evaluation of the use of emergency department computed tomography for suspected acute appendicitis. Surgical Infections 2001;2:205-214.

Eachempati SR, Flomenbaum NR, Barie PS. Biological warfare: Current concerns for the health care provider. Journal of Trauma (in press).

Cherry RA, Eachempati SR, Hydo L, Barie PS. Accuracy of short-duration creatinine clearance ((CrCl) determinations in predicting 24-hour CrCl in critically ill and injured patients. Journal of Trauma (in press).

Barie PS, Rotstein OD, Dellinger EP, Grasela TH, Walawander CA. The cost-effectiveness of cefepime plus metronidazole versus imipenem/cilastatin in the treatment of complicated intraabdominal infection. Archives of Surgery (In press).

Eachempati SR, Hydo LJ, Barie PS. Assessment of severity scoring for prognosis in severe acute pancreatitis. Comparison of the Ranson score with APACHE III. Archives of Surgery (in press)

Honors and Awards

1979-1981 National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship: Trauma/Burn Research, Departments of Physiology and Surgery, Albany Medical College

1982 Queensboro Surgical Society First Prize, Resident Papers Competition

1984 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Region II Champion, Resident Papers Competition

1985 World Health Organization Preceptorship in Surgical Critical Care

1991 Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America

1991, 1994, 1997Who's Who in the East

1992, 1997 American Men and Women of Science

1992 American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Peter C. Canizaro Award (inaugural recipient)

1994 Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Best New Book: Medical Science Surgical Intensive Care

1994 Best 250 Health Sciences Books, 1993, Doody's Rating Service, Surgical Intensive Care

1994, 1996, 1998 The Best Doctors 2000, New York Metro Area (Surgical Critical Care), Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

1995, 1997, 1999 Who's Who in the World

2001 Who's Who in Science and Engineering

1996, 1997 Presidential Citation for Exemplary Service Society of Critical Care Medicine

1996 Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center

1997, 1999, 2001 Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare

1997 Academic Tenure, Cornell University Medical College

1997 Society Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine (Mentor to Amy D. Lu, MD, MPH)

1997, 1999, 2001 Who's Who in America

2000 Honorary Surgeon, New York Police Department

2001Fellow Research Award, New York City Critical Care Society (Mentor to Daniel A. Bonville, D.O.)

2001Resident Research Award, Surgical Infection Society

2011-2012 Castle Connolly and US News & World "America's Top Doctors"