Dr. Michael Lief, MD

Dr. Michael Lief, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
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Dr. Michael Lief, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 17 years.Read his story

317 E 34th St Fl 10

New York, NY 10016

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
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Dr. Lief's Experience

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

Dr. Lief's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lief "Dr. Michael Lief is a board certified internist and infectious disease physician. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, and an Attending Physician at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lief practices primary care internal medicine as well as infectious diseases medicine, treating both office- and hospital-based patients. His clinical interests include: General internal medicine and preventative care Diagnosis/treatment of all STDs HIV/AIDS Care Counseling and prescribing for HIV PrEP Travel medicine consultations Testing/treatment of Lyme Disease, Zika Virus testing/counseling Diagnosis and treatment of all infectious diseases as well as specialized problems that arise in the immune-compromised host Dr. Lief graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in Biology. He earned his medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine in Canada. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Prior to joining MHMG, Dr. Lief was at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, working as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Internal Medicine."


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  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Lyme Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

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.


  • University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Memorial University Of Newfoundland Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Montefiore Med Ctr & Albert Einstein Coll Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Montefiore / Albert Einstein Coll of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Montefiore / Albert Einstein Coll of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lief has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lief's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lief to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Lief's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

in New York, NY |
Dr Lief is a very personable, highly professional and deeply caring physician. I have complete trust in him and would recommend him without reservation.
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in New York, NY |
Dr. Lief has been my primary physician for over six years and I would absolutely recommend him to family and friends. Over the years I've come to him with a variety of ailments that he and his team have dealt with gracefully and courteously. When I had to have a surgery overseas in the UK he was...more
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in Brooklyn, NY |
I saw Dr. Lief recently for STD screening and starting PrEP. The waiting area is pleasant and quiet. Dr. Lief was patient and answered all of my questions. The woman who drew my labs was great. Dr. Lief then called me personally with my results. As well, unfortunately because one result was...more
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in New York, NY |
Dr. Lief has been excellent ever since I chose him as my primary care physician more than 5 years ago. He is very friendly when receiving me, and always remembers to ask how my wife is doing. I am always satisfied with the care I receive and our related discussion, and after each visit he sends a...more
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in New York, NY |
Dr. Lief has been my primary care physician since 2011. He is incredibly smart, caring, compassionate, and gives me great advice, not to mention excellent care. I never feel rushed during the consultations; he listens to my concerns, answers all of my questions, and provides several treatment...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lief accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Lief has admitting privileges

NYU Langone Medical Center
550 1st Ave
New York, NY 10016
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