Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD

Board Certifications: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Pregnancy Termination, Family Planning Counseling, Contraceptive Care, Intrauterine Device (IUD) Insertions

Academic Appointments

  • Sarah Billinghurst Solomon Professor of Reproductive Health in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Population and Family Health and Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Division of Family Planning & Preventive Services

Dr. Westhoff received her B.S. and medical degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her clinical and research focus is on contraception, the development of new contraceptive technology, and the evaluation of current methods. Dr. Westhoff has served as principal investigator on numerous research studies and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2010, the Society of Family Planning recognized her accomplishments honoring her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • French

Gender

  • Female

Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle
1790 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residency: Henry Ford Hospital
  • Fellowship: Kings County Hospital Center

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honors & Awards

  • C. Lalor Burdick Award, National Abortion Federation, 2005
  • American Gynecoloical and Obstetrical Society, elected, 2006
  • NAMS/Warner Chilcott Innovations in Perimenopausal Contraception Research Award, 2007
  • Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, elected, 2007
  • Roy Pitkin Award, Best article in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008
  • NFPRHA Dr. Allan Rosenfield Award for Access to Quality Family Planning, 2009
  • American Women’s Medical Association, Women in Science Award, 2010
  • PRCH, Dr. Wm. Rashbaum Award, 2010.
  • Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010.
  • Roy Pitkin Award, Best article in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011

Research

Grants

A PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED STUDY TO COMPARE EFFECTS OF ULIPIRISTAL ACETATE WITH A COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE ON BREAST EPITHELIAL CELL PROLIFERATION (Federal Gov)

Jun 17 2016 - Jun 30 2020

CORE FUNCTION ACTIVITIES (Federal Gov)

Jun 26 2013 - Jun 25 2020

A PIVOTAL, MULTICENTER, NON-COMPARATIVE TRIAL ON THE CONTRACEPTIVE EFFICACY, SAFETY, TOLERABILITY AND PHARMACOKINETICS OF LF111 (DROSPIRENONE 4.0 MG) DURING 13 CYCLES (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Mar 5 2015 - Mar 5 2020

AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE AS ADJUNCT FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT DURING FIRST TRIMESTER ABORTION: A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLINDED, PLACEBO CONTROLLED TRIAL (Private)

Jul 1 2017 - Jun 30 2018

THE EFFECT OF DOLUTEGRAVIR-BASED ART ON SERUM ETONOGESTREL LEVELS IN HIV-INFECTED WOMEN USING CONTRACEPTIVE IMPLANTS IN BOTSWANA (Private)

Jul 15 2016 - Jul 14 2017

IS TRANSABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY COMPARABLE TO TRANSVAGINAL SONOGRAPHY FOR ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT PRIOR TO MEDICAL ABORTION? A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. (Private)

Jul 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017

AMP-001 AAAI1663 (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Jul 25 2011 - Jul 25 2016

PHARMACOKINETICS OF LEVONORGESTREL AND ULIPRISTAL ACETATE EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION IN WOMEN WITH NORMAL AND OBESE BODY MASS INDEX (Private)

May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2016

NARRATIVE MEDICINE AND OPTIONS COUNSELING EDUCATION: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL WITH A MIXED METHODS ASSESSMENT (Private)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015

NON-INVASIVE PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS BY DIAGNOSTIC NUCLEIC ACID PREPARATION - BIODX-001 (Private)

Jun 1 2010 - Jun 1 2015

A PHASE 3, RANDOMIZED,MULTICENTER,OPEN-LABEL STUDY OF LEVONORGESTREL-RELEASING INTRAUTERINE SYSTEM (20MCG/DAY0 AND MIREN (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

May 3 2010 - May 3 2015

RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL OF SELF VERSUS CLINICAL ADMINISTRATION OF DEPOT MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Feb 10 2010 - Feb 10 2015

SEMIQUANTITATIVE URINE PREGNANCY TEST RESULTS AT 9 WEEKS OF GESTATION (Private)

Nov 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015

CENTRAL LAB FOR THE NESTORONE/ESTRADIOL-RELEASING VAGINAL RING FOR FEMALE CONTRACEPTION (Federal Gov)

Mar 31 2011 - Oct 31 2014

TEXTFLUENZA: USING TECHNOLOGY TO PROMOTE FLU VACCINATION IN UNDERSERVED MATERNAL AND CHILD POPULATIONS (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2010 - Jan 31 2014

MEASURES OF NUVARING EFFECTIVENESS IN NORMAL WEIGHT AND OBESE USERS (LAB ANALYSIS) (Private)

Jul 7 2010 - Jul 6 2013

CONTRACEPTIVE RESEARCH AND TRAINING (Private)

Jul 1 2007 - Jun 30 2013

CONTRACEPTIVE EFFICACY EVALUATION OF THE PATH FEMALE CONDOM (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - Dec 31 2012

OB GYN FAMILY PLANNING PASSTHRU (NY State Gov)

Jan 1 2009 - Dec 31 2012

CLINICAL EVALUATION OF LEVONORGESTREL BUTANOATE FOR FEMALE CONTRACEPTION (Federal Gov)

Mar 31 2011 - Aug 31 2012

MANDATE ABORTION TRAINING FOR OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY RESI DENTS IN NEW YORK CITY (Private)

Aug 1 2010 - Jun 30 2012

SBHC REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROJECT (Private)

Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2012

RUDIN (LOUIS AND RACHEL) FOUNDATION TRAINING OF MEDICAL STUD ENTS IN FAMILY PLANNING SERVICE DELIVERY (Private)

Jul 1 1996 - Jun 30 2012

RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL OF SELF VERSUS CLINICAL ADMINISTRA TION OF DEPOT MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE. (Private)

Aug 1 2009 - Dec 1 2011