Yaffa M. Vitberg, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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Yaffa M. Vitberg, M.D.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English
Insurance: 40 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments

Credentials

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Clinical & Academic Positions

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

Education & Training

  • M.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, 2007
  • B.A., Brandeis University, 2003

Research

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Biography

Yaffa M. Vitberg, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 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.

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.

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 - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

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