Katherine Fischkoff, MD

Board Certifications: 
Surgery
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Overview

Katherine Fischkoff, MD is a general and acute care surgeon, with a special interest in medical ethics. Dr. Fischkoff’s clinical skills and research expertise have earned her recognition as Medical Director for the Surgical Step Down Unit and Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee.  She has produced influential research in the field of medical ethics to help clarify the role of the surgeon in difficult ethical situations. During the COVID pandemic, she led the way in developing standard-of-care recommendations to guide the diverse and numerous ethics challenges faced by all healthcare workers.

Dr. Fischkoff earned her medical degree from George Washington University and went on to receive specialized training at NYU, Cornell and Memorial-Sloan Kettering before joining the team at Columbia.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Appendectomy
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Laparascopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor 5
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

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Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
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  • POS
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Emblem/GHI

  • 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

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
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Fidelis Care

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

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 2006 George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Internship: New York University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: Bellevue Hospital-NYU Program
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Research

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Papers

  • Flum D, Davidson G, Monsell S, Shapiro I, Odom S, Sanchez S, Drake FT, Fischkoff K, Johnson J, Patton J, Evans H, Cuschieri J, Sabbatini A, Faine B, Skeete D, Liang M, Sohn V, McGrane K, Kutcher M, Chung B, Carter D, Ayoung-Chee P, Chiang W, Rushing A, Steinberg S, Foster C, Schaetzel S, Price T, Mandell K, Ferrigno L, Salzberg M, DeUgarte D, Kaji A, Moran G, Saltzman D, Alam H, Park P, Kao L, Thompson C, Self W, Yu J, Wiebusch A, Winchell R, Clark S, Krishnadasan A, Fannon E, Lavallee C, Comstock B, Bizzell B, Heagerty P, Kessler L, Talan D. A Randomized Trial Comparing Antibiotics and Appendectomy for
    Appendicitis. New England Journal of Medicine. 2020 Nov 12;383(20):1907-1919.
  • Fischkoff K, Neuberg G, Dastidar J, Williams EP, Prager KM, Dugdale L. Clinical Ethics Consultations during the COVID-19 Pandemic Surge at a New York City Medical Center. Journal of Clinical Ethics. 2020 Fall;31(3):212-218.
  • Bustan S, Nacoti M, Botbol-Baum M, Fischkoff K et al. COVID 19: Ethical dilemmas in human lives [published online ahead of print, 2020 Sep 14]. J Eval Clin Pract. 2020;10.1111/jep.13453. doi:10.1111/jep.13453
  • Argenziano M, Fischkoff K, Smith C. Surgery Scheduling in a Crisis. New England Journal of Medicine. 2020 June 4; 582:e87.