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Nancy E. Strauss, MD

Board Certifications: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expertise in: 
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Education & Training

  • State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
  • MD, 1988 State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
  • Internship: Nassau County Medical Center
  • Residency: Nassau County Medical Center

Honors & Awards

New York Super Doctors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

About Nancy Strauss

Dr. Nancy Strauss currently serves as Executive Vice Chair, Associate Chief of Service and Medical Director of the Inpatient Unit in Rehabilitation Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. She is Director of Residency Training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. She is Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Strauss is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She has been listed on several Best Doctors lists including Castle Connolly's New York Magazine Best Doctors, Castle Connolly's Top Doctors New York Metro Area, New York Superdoctors and Best Doctors in America. Her clinical practice is in general rehabilitation with a focus on Neuromuscular disorders.

She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelors of Science from Adelphi University and received her medical degree from State University of New York-Health Science Center at Syracuse. She completed an Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Nassau University Medical Center where she was Chief resident in her final year. Dr. Strauss was recruited to Columbia University Medical Center in 1993 after practicing at Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1996, Dr. Strauss was appointed as Director of the Residency Training Program at Columbia Presbyterian and in June of 2000, she developed and continues to lead the merged residency programs at both the Columbia University Medical Center and the New York Weill Cornell Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Strauss is actively involved in numerous professional organizations including the Association of Academic Physiatrists where she serves on the Planning Committee and has and served as Co-Director of the Administrative Course "The Changing Face of Academic Practice" at the 2010 Annual Meeting. She has served as Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of P.M.&R. She has led Neuromuscular courses at the American Academy of P.M.&R. Annual Meetings and was selected as a member of the CDC Expert Panel for the Rehabilitation Management of Muscular Dystrophy. She is a voting member of the Columbia University Faculty Council of the Faculty of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine Committee on Appointments and Promotions at Columbia University. Dr. Strauss has chaired the Core Education Committee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and is actively involved in Graduate Medical Education Committees within the Institution.

Academic Titles

  • John A. Downey Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • 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

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Contact & Locations

180 Fort Washington Avenue
Room HIP 1-167
New York, New York 10032