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Yaffa M. Vitberg, M.D.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Biographical Info

Yaffa M. Vitberg, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Additionally, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.  She serves as the Program Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Vitberg received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 2003 where she received the merit-based Justice Brandeis Scholarship.  During her undergraduate sophomore year, she was selected for early admission to Tufts University School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree in 2007.  Upon graduation, Dr. Vitberg was awarded the Sydney S. Gellis Award in Pediatrics for outstanding achievement in the field of Pediatrics.   Her pediatric internship and residency training were completed at NewYork Presbyterian - Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, where she served an additional year as Chief Resident.  Dr. Vitberg went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NewYork Presbyterian - Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center in 2014.

Dr. Vitberg has presented her research at numerous scientific conferences throughout the United States.  She is a dedicated teacher and has taught in numerous capacities for the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Vitberg has volunteered in Uganda as a health education instructor while seeing patients in Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.  She has also spent time in the emergency room setting in Jerusalem, Israel.  

Dr. Vitberg plays the cello in both the Cornell Music and Medicine Orchestra and the Columbia University Medical Center Symphony Orchestra.

Honors and Awards

2018, 2019, 2020: New York Rising Stars, Super Doctors

2017, 2019: Commencement Speaker, Pediatric Residency Program, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York

2012, 2013, 2014:  Fellow of the Year Nominee, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, New York

2012: Irving Institute Imaging Core Pilot Award for fellow’s research project: Sonographic features that predict success or failure with infant lumbar puncture, Amount: $10,000, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

2012: Fellow Representative, First Place Team, Department of Pediatrics Annual Jeopardy Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

2008: Intern Representative, First Place Team, Department of Pediatrics Annual Jeopardy Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

2007: Sydney S. Gellis Award in Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, Massachusetts, For the graduating medical student with outstanding achievement in Pediatrics

2007: Boston Zionist House Study Abroad Scholarship Department of Emergency Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center Jerusalem, Israel, Scholarship to study and work clinically as a sub-intern

2001: Tufts University School of Medicine BA/MD Early Acceptance Program, Brandeis University/Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts Undergraduate sophomore year

1999 – 2003: Justice Brandeis Scholarship, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Clinical Expertise
Pediatric Trauma
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.D.
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    2007
  • B.A.
    Brandeis University
    2003
Appointments 
  • Assistant Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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