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Beth R. Hochman, MD

Board Certifications: 
Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Expertise

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Spleen Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • NYP LEAD Academy Physician, 2017
  • Doximity Fellow, 2015
  • Columbia P&S Robert G. Bertsch Prize, 2008

About Beth Hochman

After growing up in South Florida, Dr. Hochman received her B.A. in biochemistry from Harvard College, magna cum laude. She then interned at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, before completing her medical degree at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons.

She remained in Washington Heights for her general surgery residency training at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, during which time she served as co-administrative chief resident in general surgery. She then completed fellowship training in trauma and surgical critical care and was an Instructor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hochman’s clinical interests include the full spectrum of trauma, emergency surgery, and surgical critical care, and she will be attending both on the Acute Care Surgery service and in the Surgical and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units. She is also highly interested in medical student and resident education, including international medical opportunities. To date, she has participated in medical educational opportunities in Peru, Chile, Sweden, India, and Kenya.

Though she has published in a variety of clinical sources and completed Clinical Research Certification at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Dr. Hochman’s research interests lie in collaborative efforts in translational medicine, having recently served as a clinical fellow in the BIOLines Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS).

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (in Anesthesiology)

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)
  • World Health Organization Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (WHO GIEESC)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • John Jones Surgical Society (JJSS)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • American College of Surgeons (ASC)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


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


  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032


Research Interests

  • Translational Medicine
  • Handoff and EMR Use
  • Medical Education
  • International Health

Selected Publications

Original, Peer Reviewed Articles:

  • Hochman BR, Barry ME, Lane-Fall MB, Allen SR, Holena DN, Kaplan LJ, Pascual JL. Handoffs in the intensive care unit: are off hours a vulnerable time? (in review)
  • Harari A, Hochman B, Bessler M. A new technique for intracorporeal liver retraction in laparoscopic surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Jan-Feb;9(1):143.
  • Hochman B, Hardy MA. Richard B Cattell: master surgeon, teacher, and innovator. J Surg Educ. 2012 Jan-Feb;69(1):127-131.


  • Hochman B, Reilly, PR. Colon: Long Hartman and Rectal Stump Blowout, in Diaz and Efron (Eds.) Complications in Acute Care Surgery: The Management of Difficult Clinical Scenarios, Springer Science+Busines Media, New York, 2015. (in preparation)
  • Hochman B, Pascual-Lopez J. Abdominal Vascular Trauma, in Guia de Trauma y Cirugia de Urgencias, Asociacion Espanola de Cirujanos, 2015. (in preparation)
  • Hochman B, Kim P. Diaphragm Injuries, in Papadakos and Gestring (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Trauma, Springer, Philadelphia, 2015.


  • Barry M, Hochman B, Lane-Fall M, Zappile D, Holena D, Allen S, Martin N, Reilly P, Pascual-Lopez J. OR-to-ICU handoffs captured on video: are transitions at night more dangerous? (Scientific Forum Presentation). American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, October 2015.
  • Barry M, Hochman B, Lane-Fall M, Pascual-Lopez J. Handoffs in the ICU: worse during off hours? (Quick Shot Presentation). 67th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, Monterey, CA, April 2015.
  • Taylor L, Hochman B, Hibshoosh H, Feldman S. Breast Anatomy Mapping. (Poster Presentation). 7th Annual Symposium on the Intraductal Approach to Breast Cancer, Santa Monica, CA, February 2011.
  • Hochman B, Honig L, Scarmeas N, Hays A, Gordon P, Leung D, Mitsumoto H, Rowland LP. Dementia in a Series of 107 Persons with Autopsy-confirmed Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). (Poster Presentation). American Academy of Neurology 59th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 2007.