Dr. Michael Rubin, MD

Dr. Michael Rubin, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Rubin, MD is a neurology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in neurology and clinical neurophysiology.Read his story

Weill Cornell Epilepsy Center

520 E 70th St # Starrpavilion

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Net

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rubin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 96% of peers
EMG (Electromyography)
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Rubin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Rubin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rubin "Michael Rubin, M.D., received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, and did his internship and an additional year of internal medicine at McGill. He completed his residency in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and electromyography at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. He is certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Quebec College of Physicians, and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He was awarded the 1994 Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service by the American Diabetes Association for his involvement in the Diabetes Control and Complication Trial, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1993, and has received several teaching awards from medical students and neurology residents. In 2002, he was awarded the Teacher Recognition Certificate of the AB Baker Section on Education from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, given to nationally recognized neurologic educators. Dr. Rubin is fluent in English and French, and conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rubin "Dr. Rubin's main interests lie in the field of nerve and muscle disease, nerve injury, muscle weakness, spinal injury, and nerve entrapment. He is Director of the Neuromuscular Service at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Director of the Electromyography Laboratory at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College. In March 2007, he co-authored a neuroanatomy textbook, Netter's Concise Neuroanatomy, published by Saunders and translated into Spanish, which is used worldwide in the teaching of medical and allied sciences."

2  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

81  Conditions Treated

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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.


  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Montreal Neurological Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rubin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rubin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rubin to family and friends
17 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rubin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

My visit with Dr. Ruin was very brief and, felted rushed. His mannerisms were so pointed, that questions being asked in succession by him, felt like I was being verbally chastised and very much rushed. This experience was somewhat demeaning, especially since I was there to get answers about the...more
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I was referred to Dr. Rubin due to numbness in my feet and fingers that was progressively getting worse.Dr. Rubin was extremely focused on my care and well being.He was sensitive to my wife's concerns and responsive with all of our questions.Dr. Rubin evaluated my condition immediately,and detailed...more
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