1. Richard A. Polin, MD

    • Department of Pediatrics
      Division of Neonatology and Perinatology
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    Dr. Richard A. Polin is the William T Speck Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in the City of New York and has been Director of the Division of Neonatology at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian since 1998. 

    After earning BA and MD degrees from Temple University, Dr. Polin completed a pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and a pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Babies’ Hospital in NY. He was Pediatric Chief Resident there, from 1974-75 and Rustin McIntosh Fellow in Pediatrics from 1975-77.

    An Associate Pediatrician at Children’s Hospital from 1975-1977, he was named Outstanding Pediatric Attending for 1976-1977. He won similar honors for 1978-79 and 1982-83 at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he held the positions of Director of the Housestaff Training Program, Assistant and Associate Physician-in-Chief, Academic Coordinator of Pediatrics, and Acting Director, Neonatology. Temple University’s Medical School named Dr. Polin its outstanding alumnus in 1995. In 1998, Dr. Polin returned to Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY- Presbyterian as the Director of Neonatology and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. In 2005 he received the Physician of the Year Award both from the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Division of Nursing. In the spring of 2006 Dr. Polin received the National Neonatal Education Award from the AAP’s Section on Perinatal Pediatrics. Dr. Polin has published over 200 original papers, 20 books (including Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, Workbook in Practical Neonatology, Pediatric Secrets, Fetal and Neonatal Secrets, Current Pediatric Therapy, Pocket Neonatology) and more than 200 abstracts. He is the past chair of the Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Dr. Polin is th current Chair of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network executive steering committee.

    global health activities

    global health countries

    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Belgium
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Czech Republic
    • Egypt
    • Estonia
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hong Kong
    • Hungary
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • Mongolia
    • New Zealand
    • Panama
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Puerto Rico
    • Qatar
    • Romania
    • Russian Federation
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Singapore
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • South Africa
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • Uganda
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States
    • Venezuela

    Honors and Awards

    Neonatal Education Award from the Perinatal Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Physician of the Year Awards from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and New York Presbyterian. 

    Provider Information

    One of America's Top Doctors
    One of America's Top Doctors.
    Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors
    Rated One of New York Magazine's
    Best Doctors.

    Board Certifications

    • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • Pediatrics

    Clinical Expertise

    • Neonatal Care

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

    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]
    • GHI [EPO, HMO, PPO]
    • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Local 1199
    • MagnaCare
    • Medicaid [NJ, NY]
    • Medicare [Medicare]
    • Multiplan
    • 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 Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

    Current Administrative Positions

    • Vice Chairman Department of Pediatrics for Education and Global Acrivities

    Education And Training

      Education & Training

    • Temple University School of Medicine
    • Internship: Children's Memorial Hospital - Chicago
    • Residency: Babies & Children's Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    • Residency: Children's Memorial Hospital - Chicago
    • Fellowship: Babies & Children's Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

    Gender

    Male
  2. publications

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