Craig Blinderman, MD, Family Medicine, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

CraigDavidBlindermanMDMA, FAAHPM

Family Medicine New York, NY

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons

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Summary

  • Dr. Craig Blinderman is the Director of the Adult Palliative Medicine Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY. He received his medical degree from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and completed residency training in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY. and has been in practice 15 years. He speaks English and Hebrew.

Education & Training

  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolFellowship, Medical Ethics Fellowship, 2006 - 2007
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Beth Israel Medical CenterFellowship, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2005 - 2006
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Beth Israel Medical CenterResidency, Family Medicine, 2002 - 2005
  • Ben Gurion University of the NegevClass of 2002
  • Columbia UniversityMA, Philosophy, 1997 - 1998
  • Columbia UniversityM.A., Philosophy, 1997 - 1998
  • Boston UniversityBA, Chemistry/Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, 1992 - 1996
  • Boston UniversityB.A., Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, 1992 - 1996

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2006 - 2011
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2005 - 2021
  • American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative MedicineAAHPM Board Certification

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2015
  • Gynecologic Oncology Teacher of the Year Award Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009
  • Award for Best Abstract for Young Investigators in the Junior Faculty Category American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), 2006
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Reply: Palliative care: a core competency for intensive care unit doctors  
    Hua M, Li G, Blinderman CD, Wunsch H, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 1/1/2014
  • Estimates of the need for palliative care consultation across United States intensive care units using a trigger-based model  
    Hua MS, Li G, Blinderman CD, Wunsch H, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 1/1/2014
  • Ethical dilemmas encountered with the use of ECMO in adults  
    Abrams DC, Prager K, Blinderman CD, Burkart KM, Brodie D, Chest, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Successful Hospice Transition for a Patient with an LVAD: A Case Report.
    Nakagawa S, Heller F, Blinderman CD, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), Philadelphia, PA, 1/1/2015
  • Palliative Care Needs Are Highly Prevalent and Persistent Among Older Intensive Care Survivors, and Independent of 3-Month Mortality.
    Westlake AA, Granieri EC, MPH; Raza, U, Warmington MA, Blinderman CD, Goldstein NE, Maurer MS, Reid MC, Baldwin MR, American Geriatrics Society Meeting, 1/1/2013
  • Illness Understanding in Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer.
    Temel JS, Greer J, Admane S, Jackson VA, Billings JA, Dahlin CM, Jacobsen JC, Blinderman CD, Lynch TJ, Pirl WF, Funded by the ASCO Career Development Award. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 1/29/2009
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Lectures

  • Palliative Care and End of Life Care 
    Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons - 1/1/2015
  • A practical, Safe and Ethical Approach to Ambulatory Pain Management 
    Javitz Convention Center, New York , NY - 1/9/2014
  • Pain Management in the ICU 
    Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY - 1/1/2014
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Other

  • What can medicine learn from the Buddha? 
    Blinderman CD, TEDMED Day CUMC
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaWDxt3SlRo
    1/8/2013
  • The marijuana Rx for sick New Yorkers. 
    Blinderman C, Aggarwal SK, New York Daily News Op
    1/5/2013
  • Killing Pain Safely. (Letter to the Editor) 
    Blinderman C, Boston Globe
    1/28/2008

Authored Content

  • Early Intervention of Palliative Care in the Emergency Department During the COVID-19 PandemicJune 2020
  • Early Intervention of Palliative Care in the Emergency Department During the COVID-19 PandemicJune 2020

Press Mentions

  • Pc-Facs
    Pc-FacsSeptember 5th, 2020
  • ‘I Cried Multiple Times’: Now Doctors Are the Ones Saying Goodbye
    ‘I Cried Multiple Times’: Now Doctors Are the Ones Saying GoodbyeApril 13th, 2020
  • End-of-Life Rallies: Miraculous and Deceiving
    End-of-Life Rallies: Miraculous and DeceivingAugust 24th, 2018
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Committees

  • Member, Ethics Committee 2010 - Present
  • Member, Optimum Care Committee, Massachusetts General Hospital 2006 - 2010

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hebrew

Hospital Affiliations