Michael L. Weinberger, MD

Expertise in: 
Pain Medicine/Management, Cancer Care
Board Certifications: 
Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine
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Dr. Weinberger graduated from Clark University with a BA in biology. He earned his MD in 1983 from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, followed by a residency in anesthesiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and a fellowship in pain medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Weinberger is the division chief of pain medicine. He is director of the Pain Management Center and program director for the pain medicine fellowship. An associate professor of anesthesiology at CUMC, he has been with the department since 2001. He practices all aspects of pain medicine and has a special interest in the spine, cancer pain, palliative medicine, and chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Acute Pain Management
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Implantation
  • Palliative Care (Hospice Care)
  • Spinal Cord Nerve Stimulator Implantation
  • Spinal Nerve Root Block
  • Ultrasound

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chief, Pain Medicine
  • Director, Pain Medicine Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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Insurance Accepted


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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


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

Workers' Compensation

  • Workers' Comp-Board of NY

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 1983 Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeon
  • Internship: St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center
  • Residency: St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Residency: 1989 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
  • Fellowship: 1990 Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
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