Zachary Adam Turnbull, M.D.
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Zachary Adam Turnbull, M.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


Zachary Turnbull, MD, born and raised in Chicago, IL, moved to the East Coast in 2003 to pursue a degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University.  It was at Yale where his passion for mentoring and leading emerged – a composition of character that has been evolving ever since. His interest in preparing the next generation of academics was strengthened through his immersion into the mission of the Urban Improvement Corps, serving New Haven’s school children of all ages. At Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Turnbull’s appetite for mentoring led him to the underserved, inner city schools of NYC where he revamped and spearheaded an aggressive curriculum at the Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) that would inspire and encourage high school students to earn their undergraduate degrees. As part of the medical education committee, he also played a pivotal role in the evolution of the Weill Cornell Medical College curriculum.

Dr. Turnbull knew that Weill Cornell’s anesthesiology program, spanning three of New York’s finest medical institutions, would maximize his clinical exposure, critical thinking, and provide top-notch training for becoming an anesthesiologist of the highest caliber. Dr. Turnbull is dedicated to patient safety; his current research interest includes patient outcomes, and is utilizing Weill Cornell’s Center for Perioperative Outcomes. His research has been accepted to numerous conferences including the Post Graduate Assembly, the New York Academy of Medicine, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and the Association of University Anesthesiologists. Within the department, Dr. Turnbull has been committed to being an integral part of the department and has been vital in establishing the Residency Support Council, working to advance the resident experience, education, and wellbeing, as well as, enchancing technology in residency education and being integral in optimizing perioperative efficiency and compliance. 


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Chief Anesthesiology Resident, Cornell Department of Anesthesiology (2014-2015)

Distinguished Housestaff Award, Weill Cornell Medical College Center Alumni Council (CAC) (2014-2015)

New York Academy of Medicine, First Place Research Poster (2014)

Distinguished Medical Student in Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College (2011)



Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2011
  • B.S., Yale University, 2007


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 - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • 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

Locations and Appointments