Alejandro Daniel Iglesias, MD

Specialties:
Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)
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Overview

Alejandro Iglesias, MD is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Inherited Metabolic Program, Program Director of the Medical Genetics Residency program and Attending Physician in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He is a clinical and biochemical geneticist primarily interested in inherited metabolic disorders and neurogenetics and dysmorphology. In his role as Director of the Inherited Metabolic Program he is deeply involved in all aspects related with the diagnosis, management and overall care of patients and families with these disorders. In addition, he is in charge of the education of young physicians and medical students in the field of IMD.

As an educator, he is in charge of the medical biochemistry lecture series for the first year medical students at the Physicians & Surgeons Medical School at Columbia University paving the way for a new generations of brilliant medical students at Columbia University. Finally, his involvement with the diagnosis and care of patients with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy has been one of his main accomplishments in the recent years, especially since the introduction of newborn screening in New York State. He has a been involved from the beginning in the development of the program and is active member of the NYS group of metabolic physicians taking care of these patients. In addtion he has been actively involved in all developments asscoiated with newborn screening for Krabbe disease and Pompe disease.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adult Genetics
  • Autism and Pervasive Develop Disorder
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Molecular Genetics
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Genetic Disorder
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Genetic Epilepsies
  • Genetic Muscle Diseases
  • Genetic Screening
  • Genetic Skin Disease
  • Genetic Testing
  • Inborn Error of Metabolism
  • Neuro-Development
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Neurogenetics
  • Pediatric Genetics
  • Pediatric Genetics Specialist
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Reproductive Genetics

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Program Director Clinical Genetics Residency Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Male

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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

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

Emblem/GHI

  • 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

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

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

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine (Argentina)
  • Internship: Hospital de Pediatria Pedro Elizalde, Buenos Aires Argentina
  • Residency: Jacobi Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Fellowship: 1998 Mount Sinai Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics
  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)

Research