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Maria Shtessel, MD, MS

Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology
Expertise in: 
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology

Clinical Expertise

  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergy & Asthma Management
  • Allergy Testing
  • Drug Allergy
  • Eczema
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives
  • Insect Allergy
  • Ocular Allergy
  • Sinus and Allergy Treatment
  • Urticaria

Education & Training

  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Internship: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

About Maria Shtessel

Maria Shtessel, M.D. joined the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at Columbia University Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Medicine (in Pediatrics) in August 2018. Dr. Shtessel was born in Russia and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from Boston University with honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She earned her M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Shtessel treats infants, children and adults at the CUMC/New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley’s Children’s Hospital and at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown office. Her goal is to provide individualized, high quality and compassionate clinical care to her patients. Her clinical interests include drug allergies, anaphylaxis, food allergies, allergic rhinitis, immunotherapy, and atopic dermatitis. She has a particular academic interest in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with chronic urticaria (hives) and angioedema.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (in Pediatrics) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Russian

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

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

Health First

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

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

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

Health Plus - Amerigroup

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

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

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Research

Selected Publications

Reliability of allergy skin testing. Shtessel M, Tversky J. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Jan;120(1):80-83.

Diagnosing environmental allergies: Comparison of skin-prick, intradermal, and serum specific immunoglobulin E testing. Ferastraoaru D, Shtessel M, Lobell E, Hudes G, Rosenstreich D, de Vos G. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2017 Jun 1;8(2):53-62.

Anaphylaxis as a delayed reaction of methimazole therapy. Shtessel M, Toh J, Gavrilova T. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Sep;115(3):245-7.