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

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English

About

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Expertise

  • Pediatric Trauma

Biography

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.

Research

Honors and Awards

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

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • 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

Education and Training

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

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 - Medicare
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • CIGNA
  • 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) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • 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 - HMO
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

Locations and Appointments