Sarah R. Barenbaum, M.D.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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Sarah R. Barenbaum, M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Obesity
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Weight Management
  • Weight Loss
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Education About Prediabetes
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacologic Therapy
  • Post Bariatric Surgery
  • Referral to Bariatric Surgeon
  • Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery


Sarah Barenbaum, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Barenbaum specializes in the care of patients with obesity and weight-related medical complications.

Dr. Barenbaum sees patients at the Comprehensive Weight Control Center, and also with the GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program, where she serves as the Obesity Medicine Director.

Dr. Barenbaum received her B.A. from Yale University, where she won two NCAA Division I national championships in squash and received the College Squash Assocation's scholar athlete award. She received her M.D. from Drexel University College of Medicine, where she won the Samuel M. Levit Award for Clinical Excellence & Bridging the Gaps Clinical Scholar. Dr. Barenbaum completed both her Residency & Obesity Medicine Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.


The Comprehensive Weight Control Center at Weill Cornell Medicine - Fellowship in Obesity Medicine

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center - Residency in Internal Medicine

Drexel Univeristy College of Medicine - M.D.

Yale University - B.A.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2015


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine, 2016
  • B.A., Yale University, 2008


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 Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • 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 - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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