Dr. James Underberg, MD

Dr. James Underberg, MD

Clinical Lipidology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. James Underberg, MD is a clinical lipidologist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in clinical lipidology.Read his story

317 E 34th St Fl 7

New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

(212) 726-7430

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • 7 More

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Dr. Underberg's Experience

Dr. Underberg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Underberg's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Underberg "Dr. Underberg is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at NYU Medical School and the NYU Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. He is the Director of the Bellevue Hospital Primary Care Lipid Management Clinic and is also a member of the executive committee of the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Underberg's clinical specialty is Clinical Lipidology. He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified Specialist in Clinical Hypertension and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Underberg is president-elect of the Northeast Chapter of the National Lipid Association. He was also serves on the National Board of the National Lipid Association for the term 2011-2014. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, co-chairs the communication committee of the NLA and is the co-editor of the NLA quarterly newsletter Lipid Spin. Dr. Underberg also serves as the Co-Chair and faculty for the National Lipid Association Lipid Academy & Lipid University. He currently serves on the CME committee of the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Underberg graduated from Yale University with a BS and MS and from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. His internship and residency were completed at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Medical Center. He has been elected a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Society of Vascular Medicine, the National Lipid Association and the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Hypertension. He is currently involved in several clinical trials in the areas of hypertension, lipids, diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention. He sees patients both in a university based referral practice and in the Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Underberg "Dr. Underberg is a nationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of cholesterol, ,hypertension and a specialist in cardiovascular disease prevention"

1  Specialties

  • Clinical Lipidology

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

22  Conditions Treated

  • Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein Deficiency
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial Hypobetalipoproteinemia
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia, Type 2
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia, Type 3
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia, Type 5
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoalphalipoproteinemia
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Lipoprotein Disorders
  • Lipoproteine Lipase Deficiency
  • Lipoproteinemia

1  Procedures

  • Cholesterol Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • NYU-Bellevue Hosp Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • NYU-Bellevue Hosp Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Yale University Masters Biochemisty And Biophysics
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Underberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Underberg's Reviews

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3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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Dr. Underberg's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr, Underberg is professional and thorough. He has been my doctor for almost 24 years and I travel from central Jersey to see him.
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