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Tracey D. Arnell, MD

Board Certifications: 
Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Accepting New Patients

Appointments

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients: 
(212) 342-1734

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Gallstones
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Stomach Surgery

Education & Training

  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • BA, 1987 Whitman College
  • MD, 1992 University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Internship: Harbor UCLA Medical Center
  • Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Lahey Clinic

Honors & Awards

  • New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2015-2016
  • Bohmfalk Award for Teaching in the Clinical Years, 2005
  • Harbor-UCLA Faculty Teaching Award, 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Graduation with Honors, University of Washington School of Medicine

About Tracey Arnell

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Chief, Division of General Surgery
  • Vice Chair, Medical Education, Department of Surgery
  • Chairman, Committee on Appointments and Promotions
  • Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • Fellow, the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • New York Surgical Society
  • New York Colon and Rectal Surgery Society
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 1999-2002
  • Drug Utilization and Review, 1999-2002
  • Cancer Coordinating Committee, 1999-2002
  • Trauma Committee, 1999-2002
  • Surgical Case Review, 2000-2002
  • Cancer Liaison Physician, 2001-2002
  • Quality Assurance, 2001-2002
  • Pain Management Committee, 2001-2002
  • Young Surgeons Committee ACS, 2000-2001

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • 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

Healthfirst

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Contact & Locations

1
177 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 342-1734
Primary

Research

Selected Publications

  • Oliak D, Yamini D, Udani VM, Lewis RJ, Arnell T, Vargas H, Stamos MJ.Initial nonoperative management for periappendiceal abscess. Dis Colon Rectum. 2001;44:936-941.
  • Oliak D, Yamini D, Udani VM, Lewis RJ, Vargas H, Arnell T, Stamos MJ. Nonoperative management of perforated appendicitis without periappendiceal mass. Am J Surg. 2000;179:177-181.
  • Oliak D, Yamini D, Udani VM, Lewis RJ, Vargas H, Arnell T, Stamos MJ. Can perforated appendicitis be diagnosed preoperatively based on admission factors? J Gastrointest Surg 2000;4:470-474.
  • Faynsod M, Stamos MJ, Arnell T, Borden C, Udani S, Vargas H. A Case-Control Study of Laparoscopic Versus Open Sigmoid Colectomy for Diverticular Disease. American Surgeon 2000;66:841-843.
  • Faynsod M, Stamos MJ, Arnell T, Borden C, Udani S, Vargas H. Patterns of recurrence in anal canal carcinoma. Amer Surg 2000;135:1090-1093.
  • Ko CY, Rusin LC, Schoetz DJ, Moreau L, Coller JA, Murray JJ, Roberts PL, Arnell TD. Does better functional result equate with better quality of life? Implications for surgical treatment in familial adenomatous polyposis Dis Colon Rectum 2000;43:829-835.
  • Oliak D, Yamini D, Udani VM, Lewis RJ, Vargas H, Arnell T, Stamos MJ. Non-operative management of perforated appendicitis without periappendiceal mass Am J Surg 2000;279:177-181.
  • Arnell T, Stamos MJ, Takahashi P, Ojha S, Sze G, Eysselin V: Colonic Stents in Colorectal Obstruction. Am Surg 1998;64(10):986-988.
  • Toosie K, Chang L, Renslo R, Arnell T, Bongard F, Stabile B, de Virgilio C: Early Computed Tomography is Rarely Necessary in Gallstone Pancreatitis. Am Surg 1997;63(10):904-907.
  • de Virgilio C, Mercado P, Arnell T, Donayre C, Bongard F, White R: Noniatrogenic Vascular Trauma in the Pediatric Population: A Ten Year Experience at a Level 1 Trauma Center. Am Surg 1997;63(9):781-784.
  • de Virgilio C, Toosie K, Arnell T, Lewis R, Donayre C, Baker J, White R. Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis Screening in Males with Lower Exrtremity Atherosclerosis: A Prospective Study. Ann Vasc Surg 1997;11:374-377.
  • Theuer C, de Virgilio C, Keese G, Arnell T, French S, Tolmos J, Stabile B, Klein S, Powers W, Oh T: Gastric Adenocarcinoma in Patients 40 Years of Age and Younger. Am J Surg 1996;172:473-477.
  • Arnell TD, de Virgilio C, Donayre C, Grant E, Baker JD, White R. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in elderly males with atherosclerosis: the value of physical exam. Am Surg. 1996;62:861-864.
  • Arnell T, de Virgilio C, Chang C, Bongard F, Stabile B: Guidelines for Intensive Care Monitoring in Gallstone Pancreatitis: A Prospective Study. Am Surg 1996;62:815-819.
  • de Virgilio C, Pak S, Arnell T, Donayre C, Lewis R, Stabile B, White R: Cardiac Assessment Prior to Vascular Surgery: Is Dipyridamole-Sestamibi Necessary? Ann Vasc Surg 1996;10:325-329.

Chapters & Reviews

  • Arnell TD, Stabile BE. Acute Colonic Diverticulitis. Problems in General Surgery, Surgical Infections 2002;19:109-120.
  • Arnell TD. Anorectal Trauma. Clinics Colon Rectal Surg 2001;14:285-290.
  • Arnell TD, Stamos MJ. Small Bowel Obstruction. Clinics Colon Rectal Surg 2001;14:69-80.
  • Arnell TD, Stamos MJ. Adhesions. Perspectives Colon Rectal Surg 2000;13(1):67-76.
  • Arnell TD, Stamos MJ. Anorectal Disorders, in General Surgery Educational Review Manual, New York, Castle Connolly 2000.
  • Arnell TD, Stamos MJ: Sphincterotomy for Anal Fissure. Seminars in Colon & Rectal Surgery 1997;8(1):24-28.