Dr. Leena Mathew, MD

Dr. Leena Mathew, MD

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Anesthesiology  |  
Female  |  
46 y/o
(18)

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Leena Mathew received an MD from Tirunelveli Medical College, India, in 1995 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Mathew completed an internship in the Department of Surgery, followed by a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine. Dr. Mathew joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, at Columbia University Medical Center in August 2003. An associate professor of anesthesiology at CUMC, she is program director for the pain medicine fellowship. She practices all aspects of acute and chronic pain medicine, with a special interest in interventional pain medicine in the treatment of cancer and chronic pain, including neurolytic procedures, Botox, ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blockade, radiofrequency, and cryoablation, as well as implantable therapies. She is also interested in developing comprehensive treatment models for patients with pelvic pain and headaches. Dr. Mathew is a member of the liver transplantation anesthesia team. She is also certified in medical acupuncture.

ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle

1790 Broadway Ste 1500

New York, NY 10019
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst

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Dr. Mathew's Experience

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

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
2

Conditions Treated

  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
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Procedures

  • Acupuncture
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cryoablation
  • Regional Anesthesia

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.

Education

  • Tirunelveli Med Coll Hosp
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Mathew's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mathew to family and friends
4.3
based on 18 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Mathew's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in West Milford, NJ |
Dr. Matthew is a GEM. She is VERY comprehensive in her evaluation, and DOES NOT rush you at all, during the appointment.. She sat with me and my partner and spoke in a language we could understand, without making us feel inadaquate in any way. She answered ALL of my questions, and put any fear that I had, aside. I DO NOT like to take any unnecessary medications, so I was VERY happy to be told that the 3 options that Dr. was suggesting, consisted of an injection instead of oral medications.
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My mother has been treated by Dr. Mathew monthly since 2014 for chronic pain. Dr. Mathew has remained caring, engaging, and also takes her time during each visit. I have been a registered nurse for nearly a decade and have worked with many physicians in large academic medical institutions. Dr. Mathew is one of the most compassionate and brilliant physicians that I have come across. She is a true gem and I would refer her to anyone with chronic pain issues.
in Cooperstown, NY |
From scheduling to leaving the office after a visit, dr Mathew and her staff are wonderful. She is compassionate and candid in her assessment. I have had chronic pain for several years and she has worked with me patiently to get me to this point in life where I feel alive again. She listens and never rushes me, is very good with answering all my questions and very good with her hands. I have been to many doctors but my experience with dr Mathew is most overwhelmingly positive. I feel lucky.
Nanuet, NY |
Superior care
New York, NY |
I have had several appointments with her in the past few years. She helped me tremendously when I had elbow issues as well as other connective tissue problems. I owe getting my life to her and recommend her as a fantastic doctor/ person to everyone.
in New York, NY |
I have had chronic back pain for over 10 years. Nothing had given me relief until I saw Dr. Mathew. After only 1 acupuncture session, I knew I finally found something to relieve my pain. Dr. Mathew is so kind and caring in her treatment. Most doctors make you wait forever in the waiting room and then you are lucky if they spend 2 minutes with you. Her office staff always gets me right into the treatment room, and she spends as much time with me as I need!
excellent care provider for me. I can trust her opinions and she has helped me out for many years
New York, NY |
wonderful experience, great help
Orlando, FL |
Dr. Mathew has treated my CRPS for almost a year. I travel from FL, usually combining pain management visits with neurologist visits. Her staff is accommodating and sympathetic with scheduling. On my first visit, she listened to what was/was not working with my medications and made adjustments and suggestions. She tailored treatments/procedures specific to my condition within my body. She is compassionate with a soothing bedside manner. Dr. Mathew and her staff are restoring my hope.
After 5 years of daily debilitating pain and endless tests/doctors, I found my way to Dr Mathew. She was highly knowledgeable and always gave her honest opinion; and about 6 months and 3 nerve blocks later, the pain was gone -- I am now nearly 2 years completely pain free! Dr Mathew was always very approachable, easy to talk to, would explain everything, and I never felt rushed. I was easily fit into the schedule, office was clean, and staff was always nice. Highly recommend!
New York, NY |
I recommend Dr. Mathew to everyone. She is very patient and VERY effective and her focus is always on restoration of function. She spends time to really listen and looks at my problems holistically. Between the injections and acupuncture that she has done for me, i have been able to get back on my feet and back to work and am very pleased with her care.
New York |
Very unhelpful . After waiting a month and a half to see her in pain she prescribes me the same medication I was already taking . I insisted to her that my body was immune to this medication if she could give me something else and she says no . She then says if I want I could get a second opinion. I could understand if she worked with me at least once or twice and referred me else where but no my first time seeing her . then she refers surgery with no referral doctor to go to.
in nanuet, ny |
Wonderful and caring
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Yes she's not a Dr that sit and listen to her patients she comes in say I look at your paper work you doing better she never examined me or listened to any changes that I was having She send me back to work and before a month I was out I wouldn't recommend her to ANYONE
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Dr. Mathew accepts 34 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    GHI PPO
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • National Elevator
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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