1. Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD

    • Department of Epidemiology
    • Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
      Division of Family Planning and Preventive Services
    • Department of Population and Family Health

    Dr. Westhoff received her B.S. and medical degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her clinical and research focus is on contraception, the development of new contraceptive technology, and the evaluation of current methods. Dr. Westhoff has served as principal investigator on numerous research studies and has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2010, the Society of Family Planning recognized her accomplishments honoring her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

    Honors and Awards

    • C. Lalor Burdick Award, National Abortion Federation, 2005
    • American Gynecoloical and Obstetrical Society, elected, 2006
    • NAMS/Warner Chilcott Innovations in Perimenopausal Contraception Research Award, 2007
    • Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, elected, 2007
    • Roy Pitkin Award, Best article in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008
    • NFPRHA Dr. Allan Rosenfield Award for Access to Quality Family Planning, 2009
    • American Women’s Medical Association, Women in Science Award, 2010
    • PRCH, Dr. Wm. Rashbaum Award, 2010.
    • Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010.
    • Roy Pitkin Award, Best article in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011
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    Provider Information

    Board Certifications

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Clinical Expertise

    • Birth Control
    • Family Planning

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

    Primary Location

    • 1790 Broadway
      Floor: 12
      New York, NY 10019
      (212) 305-9368
      For new and current patient appointments, call:
      (212) 305-9368
      (212) 305-5610

    Insurance Programs

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    • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
    • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Amida Care
    • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, 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
    • MagnaCare
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare [Medicare]
    • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
    • POMCO
    • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]
    • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

    • Professor of Population and Family Health at CUMC
    • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
    • Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC

    Education And Training

      Education & Training

    • University of Michigan Medical School
    • Residency: Henry Ford Hospital
    • Fellowship: Kings County Hospital Center



    Languages Spoken

    • French
  2. publications

    For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov