Rachel Smerd, M.D.
Internal Medicine
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Rachel Smerd, M.D.

Internal Medicine

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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English

About

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Primary Care Internist

Expertise

  • Primary Care

Biography

Before joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Smerd worked as a primary care doctor at the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Hospital and at Odyssey House, a therapeutic drug community in Spanish Harlem. She was named chief resident after completing her medical residency at New York University. Dr. Smerd studied medicine at the Sackler School of Medicine/NY State program in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has also lived in Kathmandu and traveled the countryside of Nepal researching Vitamin A deficiency. She earned her bachelor's degree from Vassar College, where she graduated with a major in Women's studies focusing on Anthropology. Though originally from Pittsburgh, Dr. Smerd now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Research

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 2004
  • B.A., Vassar College, 1995

Insurance

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 - HMO
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • CIGNA
  • * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • * Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • * Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • * Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • * United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • * United Healthcare Compass

Locations and Appointments