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Marc L. Dickstein, MD

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology


Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Montefiore Hospital
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Honors & Awards

  • Academy of Clinical Excellence

  • Virginia Apgar Teaching Academy

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, P&S, 2012 (awarded by the medical school graduating class)

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, P&S, 2010 (awarded by the medical school graduating class)

  • Teacher of the Year Award, P&S, 2009 (awarded by 1ST-year medical students)

  • Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2006

  • Teacher of the Year Award, P&S, 2005 (awarded by 1ST-year medical students)

  • Teacher of the Year Award, P&S, 2003 (awarded by 1ST-year medical students)

  • Gender Equity Teaching Award, 2003

  • Charles W. Bohmfalk Memorial Prize for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching in the Preclinical Sciences, 2002

  • Teacher of the Year Award, P&S, 2001 (awarded by 1ST-year medical students)

  • Chief Resident in Anesthesiology, 1990–1991 Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, N.Y

  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1983

About Marc Dickstein

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


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


  • Medicare Managed 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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare

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

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


Cardiovascular physiology Right heart function Simulation technology

Selected Publications

  • Dickstein ML. The Starling Relationship and Veno-Arterial ECMO: Ventricular distension explained. ASAIO J. 2018 Jul/Aug;64(4):497-501
  • Chicotka S, Burkhoff D, Dickstein ML, Bacchetta M. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for End-Stage Interstitial Lung Disease With Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension at Rest and Exercise: Insights From Simulation Modeling. ASAIO J. 2018 Mar/Apr;64(2):203-210
  • The 2013 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines for mechanical circulatory support: executive summary. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Feb;32(2):157-87
  • Klotz S,Hay I,Dickstein ML,Yi GH,Wang J,Maurer M,Kass D,Burkhoff D.Single beat estimation of the end-diastolic pressure-volume relationship: a novel method with the potential for noninvasive application.Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol.2006.
  • Dickstein ML.Con: Inhaled Prostaglandin as a Pulmonary Vasodilator instead of Nitric Oxide. J Cardio Vasc Anesth 19(3):403-405,2005.
  • Klotz S,Foronjy RF,Dickstein ML,Danser AHJ,Gu A,Oz MC,D`Armentio J,Burkhoff D,\Mechanical Unloading During LVAD Support Increases Left Ventricular Collagen Cross-linking and Myocardial Stiffness. Circulation,2005 Jul 19;112(3):364-74,2005.
  • Heerdt PM,Dickstein ML.Regulation and assessment of cardiac function; an integrative view In Hemmings HH,Hopkins P (eds) Scientific Foundations of Anesthesiology,Second Edition.St.Louis,MO.Mosby 2005.
  • Skubas N,Dickstein ML,Hogue CW Jr.Anesthesia for Heart and Lung Transplantation.Harvard Education Anesthesia Library.Bailin,M (Ed).Lippincott,Inc,Philadelphia,PA ,Chapter 7,2002.
  • Bigham M,Dickstein ML,Hogue CW Jr.Anesthesia for heart and lung transplantation.In: Cardiac Anesthesia: Principles and Clinical Practice (2nd Ed),pp.637-662.Edited by Estafanous,Barasch,Reves,Lippincott Williams and Wilkins,Philadelphia,2001.
  • Dickstein ML,Mets B,Heath MJS: Anesthetic Considerations During Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. In: Cardiac Assist Devices,pp.63-74. Edited by Goldstein,Futura Publishing Co.,Inc.,New York,2000.
  • Dickstein ML: Anesthesia for heart transplantation.Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 2(2):131-139,1998.
  • Dickstein ML,Todaka K,Burkhoff D: Left-to-right systolic and diastolic ventricular interactions are dependent on right ventricular volume.Am J Physiol. 272(6 Pt 2):H2869-74,1997.
  • Dickstein ML,Spotnitz HM,Rose EA,Burkhoff D: Heart reduction surgery: an analysis of the impact on cardiac function. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surgery 113:1032-40,1997.
  • Heerdt PM,Dickstein ML: Assessment of right ventricular function.Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 1(3):214-224,1997.
  • Dickstein ML,Burkhoff D: A theoretical analysis of the effect of pulmonary vasodilation on pulmonary venous pressure: implications for inhaled nitric oxide therapy. J Heart Lung Transplant,15:715-21,1996.