Veerawat Phongtankuel, M.D.
Geriatric Medicine
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Veerawat Phongtankuel, M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

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Accepts New Patients
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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

I am excited to be a part of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Weill Cornell. As a board-certified geriatrician, I incorporate an integrative approach when practicing medicine while striving to provide the best possible care to my patients. It is a privilege to be able to practice medicine and I take great pride in being improving the well-being and quality of life of the patients I care for.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine


  • Transition of Care


Dr. Phongtankuel is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical College and completed his residency at Temple University Medical Center. He joined the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine after finishing his geriatric medicine fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Phongtankuel is an AFAR/Hartford Foundation COE Scholar and an Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Scholar. His research interest focuses on improving quality of care for patients at the end-of-life.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Geriatric 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.S., Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, 2016
  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2009
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2004


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 - 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

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

No External Relationships Reported