Philip Barie
Language: English
Gender: Male
Burns, Critical Care and Trauma
525 East 68th Street, Floor 7
New York, NY 10065
P: (212) 746-5401 | F: (212) 746-6995
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Personal Statement

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.

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Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • High Risk Surgery of the Elderly
  • Trauma
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • High Risk Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

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]


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

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"



Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College

Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Medical Ethics in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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.