Richard L. Berkowitz, MD

Board Certifications: 
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Obstetrics, High Risk, Preterm Birth Prevention, Multiple Gestations (Twins/Triplet)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Dr. Berkowitz is internationally recognized for his expertise in fetal diagnosis and therapy. In 2012, he was honored with the King Faisal International Prize for Medicine for his work in Minimal Invasive Fetal Management; an award he shares with Dr. James Bussel. Dr. Berkowitz joined Columbia’s faculty after serving for 18 years as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) there. A pioneer in the use of obstetrical ultrasound, management and treatment fetal blood disorders, and fetal urinary tract obstructions, Dr. Berkowitz has developed several diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to treat fetal diseases in utero. He brings to Columbia’s MFM team a special interest in managing high-order, multiple pregnancies, including those with one or more abnormal fetuses. Appointed Director of Resident Education in 2005, and currently serving as Director of Quality Assurance, Dr. Berkowitz has trained a generation of MFM specialists. Dr. Berkowitz has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, as well as authoring or editing more than 35 books and book chapters.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-326-8951

Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Kings County Medical Center
  • Residency: New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Research

Grants

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CATEGORY II FETAL MONITORING ALGORITHM TO PREVENT FETAL METABOLIC ACIDEMIA (Private)

Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

EVALUATION OF SAFETY AND QUALITY MEASURES TO IDENTIFY POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE CASES OF NEONATAL ENCEPHALOPATHY (Private)

Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017