Dr. Mitchell Elkind, MD

Dr. Mitchell Elkind, MD

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Vascular Neurology  |  
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52 y/o
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Dr. Mitchell Elkind, MD is a vascular neurology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St # 5-547

New York, NY 10032
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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
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net

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Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stroke
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Elkind's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Elkind "Dr. Mitchell Elkind is a Professor of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and an Attending Neurologist on the Stroke Service at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is also the past Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program. Dr. Elkind received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a master's degree in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University in England. After receiving his medical degree in 1992 from Harvard Medical School, he trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was Chief Resident 1995-6. He completed his master's degree in epidemiology at the Columbia University School of Public Health in 1998, as well as fellowship training in cerebrovascular diseases working with Drs. Ralph Sacco and J. P. Mohr. Dr. Elkind is a co-investigator in the Northern Manhattan Stroke Study, and is the recipient of grants from the American Heart Association (AHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relationship between infection, inflammation and stroke. He has participated in several clinical trials of acute and preventive stroke therapy, and has lectured extensively on cerebrovascular disease. His clinical work is directed toward the care of patients with stroke. He is the author of a medical student board review text on neurology. He is a member of the American Heart Association, National Stroke Association, and American Academy of Neurology."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Elkind "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "
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Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Vascular Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elkind has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elkind's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elkind to family and friends
5.0
based on 1 review (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Elkind'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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in New York, NY |
Dr. Elkind was very thorough and attentive, in both his examination and his explanations. He spent more time with me than any other doctor I have seen in my 78 years. The wait was very short, the relevant tests were scheduled immediately and also seemed more thorough than what I had experienced...more
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Dr. Elkind accepts 37 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
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • 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)
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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