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Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD

Board Certifications: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Expertise

  • Birth Control
  • Family Planning

Education & Training

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

Honors & 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

About Carolyn Westhoff

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.

Academic Titles

  • 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

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • French


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


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


  • Access (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • 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


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199




  • Medicare


Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care



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


  • SelectHealth

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

Contact & Locations

1790 Broadway
New York, New York 10019
(212) 305-9368
(212) 305-5610