Joseph Tenenbaum, MD

Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
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Joseph Tenenbaum, MD is the Edgar M. Leifer Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Dr. Tenenbaum is deeply committed to fulfilling the privilege of practicing and teaching medicine.

Dr. Tenenbaum’ first commitment is to bring the best of modern medicine with the finest art of the classical caring of medicine to heal those who are sick, provide remedy for suffering, and to promote health. His second is to those who come to train; to afford the best experience in realizing one's potential, to present the best examples of medical caregiving.

The Columbia University Medical center’s Division of Cardiology has flourished in its commitment to education, teaching, and research through a similar focus.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adult Cardiology
  • Angina
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Cardiology Consultation
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Academic Appointments

  • Edgar M. Leifer Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Allen Hospital Medicine Division
  • Director, House Staff Training Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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177 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Harvard University
  • Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital - MD

Committees, Societies, Councils

Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Fellow, American College of Physicians

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

Summa Cum Laude, Chemistry, Brandeis University, 6/68 Phi Beta Kappa, Brandeis University, 5/67 Alpha Omega Alpha, Harvard Medical School, 5/74 Senior Residents Teaching Award, Presbyterian Hospital, 1992 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award, 5/96 Society of Practiioners Physician of the Year; Society of Practitioners Alfred Markowitz Service Award.

Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award 2011

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor


Global Health Activities

2003 through Present, Course Director, Columbia-Salzburg Internal Medicine Seminar (American Austrian Foundation: Course Director, Columbia-Salzburg Internal Medicine Seminar)