Peter Steel, M.D.
Emergency Medicine
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Peter Steel, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English



Dr. Peter Steel earned a pre-clinical M.A. (Hons) at Oxford University and received his medical degree at University College London-Royal Free Medical School, England.  He completed emergency medicine residency at NewYork-Presbyterian-University Hospitals of Columbia & Cornell, serving as chief resident in 2010-11. Dr. Steel has since practiced as a Board Certified Attending Emergency Medicine Physician and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College. 

In his current role as Vice Chair of Clinical Services, Dr. Steel oversees clinical services and leads collaborative operational, quality and patient safety initiatives at both Weill Cornell Medical Center and Lower Manhattan Hospital Emergency Departments. Dr Steel’s areas of research interest include technological innovations in care delivery, post-ED care transitions and sepsis.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.B.,B.S., University College Hospital Medical School (United Kingdom), 2003
  • M.A., Oxford University (United Kingdom), 2000


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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