Craig David Blinderman, MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Craig David Blinderman, MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Specialties: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family MedicineMore specialties
Accepting new patients
Accepts Virtual Visits
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Location Info


180 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor 7
New York, NY 10032
US

Insurances Accepted


Please contact the doctor's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

    HMO
    PPO
    POS
    Student Health
    EPO
    Aetna Signature Administrators
    NY Signature
    NYP Employee Plan
    Medicare Managed Care
    Essential Plan
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Special Needs
    Medicare Managed Care
    Special Needs
    Capital District Physician Health Plan
    PPO
    HMO
    POS
    EPO
    Great West (National)
    Medicare Managed Care
    PPO
    Medicare Managed Care
    PPO
    EPO
    Medicare Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    Leaf (Exchange)
    HMO
    POS
    PPO
    EPO
    ConnectiCare
    Select Care (Exchange)
    Essential Plan
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Vytra
    Essential Plan
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Local 1199
    MagnaCare
    Traditional Medicare
    Multiplan
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Essential Plan
    HMO
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Freedom
    Liberty
    HMO
    HMO
    POS
    PPO
    Columbia Employee POS
    Compass (Exchange)
    Medicaid (Community Plan)
    Medicare Managed Care
    Select Health
    Medicare Managed Care
    Special Needs
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    HMO
    PPO
    POS
    Student Health
    EPO
    Aetna Signature Administrators
    NY Signature
    NYP Employee Plan
    Medicare Managed Care
    Essential Plan
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Special Needs
    Medicare Managed Care
    Special Needs
    Capital District Physician Health Plan
    PPO
    HMO
    POS
    EPO
    Great West (National)
    Medicare Managed Care
    PPO
    Medicare Managed Care
    PPO
    EPO
    Medicare Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Medicare Managed Care
    Leaf (Exchange)
    HMO
    POS
    PPO
    EPO
    ConnectiCare
    Select Care (Exchange)
    Essential Plan
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Vytra
    Essential Plan
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Local 1199
    MagnaCare
    Traditional Medicare
    Multiplan
    Child/Family Health Plus
    Essential Plan
    HMO
    Medicaid Managed Care
    Freedom
    Liberty
    HMO
    HMO
    POS
    PPO
    Columbia Employee POS
    Compass (Exchange)
    Medicaid (Community Plan)
    Medicare Managed Care
    Select Health
    Medicare Managed Care
    Special Needs
    Medicare Managed Care
    Medicaid Managed Care

Book an Appointment Today


CALL TO SCHEDULE TODAY

Please call to schedule an appointment. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency department.
New & Existing Patient Phone

Connect Patient Portal

For existing patients, login to make an appointment, view documentation or contact your doctor's office.
Log In

Virtual Visits

Virtual Visits allow you to connect with your doctor from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Learn More

About Craig David Blinderman, MD


Dr. Blinderman is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Adult Palliative Medicine Service at Columbia University Medical Center/New-York Presbyterian Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He was previously an attending physician on the Palliative Care Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital and co-directed the MGH Cancer Pain Clinic from 2007-2010. Dr. Blinderman received his undergraduate degree in chemistry (Boston University) and a M.A. in philosophy (Columbia) before earning his medical degree from Ben Gurion University in Israel. He completed both a residency in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliat...
Dr. Blinderman is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Adult Palliative Medicine Service at Columbia University Medical Center/New-York Presbyterian Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He was previously an attending physician on the Palliative Care Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital and co-directed the MGH Cancer Pain Clinic from 2007-2010. Dr. Blinderman received his undergraduate degree in chemistry (Boston University) and a M.A. in philosophy (Columbia) before earning his medical degree from Ben Gurion University in Israel. He completed both a residency in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in NY. He then went on to complete a Medical Ethics fellowship at Harvard Medical School.. Dr. Blinderman has published numerous original articles, reviews and chapters in the following areas: comfort care (Blinderman CD, Billings JA. NEJM, 2015) early palliative care in lung cancer patients (Temel et al. NEJM 2010), comfort care for the dying patient (NEJM, 2015), medical ethics, existential distress, symptom assessment and quality of life in chronic lung and heart failure patients, as well as cancer pain management, and the management of pain in patients with a history of substance abuse. He currently is the section editor for Case Discussions in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. His academic interests include: decision-making at the end of life, the role of palliative care in public health, palliative care in developing countries, medical ethics, and the integration of contemplative care and meditation in medical practice. He also has a strong interest in teaching and developing programs to improve students’ and residents' skills in communication and care for the dying. Dr. Blinderman also serves on the advisory board and teaches at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew

Expertise

  • Pain Medicine/Pain Management
  • Palliative Care (Hospice Care)
  • Research Studies

Education

  • Medical School: Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center, NY

Titles & Positions

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • 2005 Guest Speaker at Ben Gurion University-Columbia University Medical School for International Healths Physician Oath Ceremony
  • 2005 John J. Falenki Memorial Award Department of Family Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • 2005 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine: Resident Teacher Award
  • 2006 Award for Best Abstract for Young Investigators in the Junior Faculty Category: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
  • 2009 MGH Gynecologic Oncology Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2015 Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • 2016-2019 Best Doctors in New York, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, New York Magazine

Need Help Finding a Doctor?