Dr. James Underberg

Internal Medicine Clinical Lipidology
New York, NY
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

317 East 34th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

Oxford Health Plans

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Medicare

Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic

New York, NY

About

Bio

Dr. Underberg is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at NYU Medical School and is a member of the executive committee of the Division of General Internal Medicine. His clinical focus is Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine. He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified Specialist in Clinical Hypertension, a fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine & Biology, and a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner. Dr. Underberg is the founder and President of the New York Preventive Cardiovascular Society and a member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Chapter of the National Lipid Association. He graduated from Yale University with a BS and MS and from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. His internship and residency were completed at Bellevue Hospital Medical Center. He is currently involved in several clinical trials in the areas of hypertension, lipids, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Underberg?s Clinical Practice was recently awarded recognition by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the National Committee for Quality Assurance Heart-Stroke Recognition Program and the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Prevention Program. He sees patients both in his private referral practice and in the Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine Clinical Lipidology

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

167 Answers
122 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Underberg
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Diabetes Insulin LPL: Patients with diabetes, Insulin resistance and or high triglycerides often have changes in lipoprotein lipase levels, driving the exchange of triglyce ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Underberg
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps High TG's: Patients with high triglyceride (tg's) levels often have increased levels of vldl with low or normal LDL levels. Tg's in vldl move into LDL and in ret ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Underberg
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Low HDL: Low HDL cholesterol is a concern, even when LDL and triglycerides (tg's) are normal. Patients with low HDL and normal LDL / tg's can still have increa ... Read More

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Thank you notes
Mar 7, 2013
Dr. Underberg is a leader in identifying and treating the lipid abnormalities that cause heart disease - the number 1 cause of death in the US
Dr. Underberg is a national leader in the evaluation and management of lipid disorders and hypertension. He gets my highest recommendation!
May 19, 2013
Veery accurate and worthwhile answers.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My LDL = 63 with total chlosterol at 135. I thought that was getting too low to still take atorvastatin 10 mg anymore.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for the info. I appreciate everything I'm learning from you
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Thanks for your quick reply! Is crestor 10mg enough for tg 220 and above?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER

Residency

BELLEVUE HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

NYU School of Medicine Clinical Teaching Award 2010
NY Magazine Best Doctors 2011

Affiliations

NYU School of Medicine
NYU Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular DIsease
Bellevue Hospital Medical Center
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