Richard L. Berkowitz, MD

Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Overview

Dr. Berkowitz is internationally recognized for his expertise in fetal diagnosis and therapy. In 2012, he was honored with the King Faisal International Prize for Medicine for his work in Minimal Invasive Fetal Management; an award he shares with Dr. James Bussel. Dr. Berkowitz joined Columbia’s faculty after serving for 18 years as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) there. A pioneer in the use of obstetrical ultrasound, management and treatment fetal blood disorders, and fetal urinary tract obstructions, Dr. Berkowitz has developed several diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to treat fetal diseases in utero. He brings to Columbia’s MFM team a special interest in managing high-order, multiple pregnancies, including those with one or more abnormal fetuses. Appointed Director of Resident Education in 2005, and currently serving as Director of Quality Assurance, Dr. Berkowitz has trained a generation of MFM specialists. Dr. Berkowitz has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, as well as authoring or editing more than 35 books and book chapters.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Multiple Gestations (Twins/Triplet)
  • Preterm Birth Prevention

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Aetna

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Affinity Health Plan

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AgeWell

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Amida Care

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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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Healthfirst

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Local 1199

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MagnaCare (National)

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Medicare

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Multiplan

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MVP Health Care

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Quality Health Management

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RiverSpring

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TRICARE

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UnitedHealthcare

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WellCare

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Internship: Kings County Medical Center
  • Residency: New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: 1971 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C

Board Certifications

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Research