Alwyn T. Cohall, MD

Board Certifications: 
Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Adolescent Medicine, AIDS, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Male Health, Stress Management, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at CUMC
  • Professor of Population and Family Health at CUMC
  • Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Dr. Alwyn Cohall is a Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center and the Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Cohall's main areas of research interest include adolescent health; sexual and reproductive health; access to healthcare, particularly for young men of color; using media/technology to enhance health communication/health promotion; and, integrating trauma-informed care into clinical practice. In addition to his research interests, Dr. Cohall is board-certified in both pediatrics and adolescent medicine and has a private practice in adolescent health.

Dr. Cohall serves as the director of the Harlem Health Promotion Center which is devoted to reducing health disparities in the Harlem community. He is also the director of Project Stay (Services to Assist Youth), which is a New York State Department of Health funded program that provides confidential health services to young people affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS. Further, he is the medical director of the NYC CDC STD Prevention Training Center which focuses on enhancing the skills of primary care providers to manage patients with sexually-transmitted diseases. Additionally, in his role as Co-Principal Investigator at the New York Presbyterian site, he is involved with an NIH funded research project called “Link2Care” which designed to improve screening for STIs/HIV and substance use and subsequent linkages to health care services for Justice Involved Youth at high-risk for HIV.

Dr. Cohall is Co-Director of the Washington Heights/Inwood Youth Opportunity HUB – a program funded by the NYC District Attorney’s office to reduce youth involvement in the justice system. Finally, he is also Co-Director of BeWell, a health and wellness initiative for youth attending an afterschool academic enrichment and youth development program at 5 New York Public Library sites

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

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Phone Appointments

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Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
ColumbiaDoctors Morningside
601 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Elderplan

  • Medicare Managed Care

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
  • 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
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare (NY)

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Internship: Montefiore Hospital
  • Residency: Montefiore Hospital
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

1989    American Medical Association (AMA) Distinguished Service Award on behalf of America's Youth

1991    New York Magazine, named "One of the Outstanding Physicians in New York City"

1996    New York Urban League "Building Brick" Award for service to youth in New York City

2001     New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Health Achievement Award

2005     American Academy of Pediatrics - Founders of Adolescent Health Award for Community Leadership

2006     Family Planning Advocates of New York State - The Shirley Gordon Public Policy Leadership Award

2011     Public Health Association of New York City (PHANYC) - Allan Rosenfield Award for Social Justice

2015     New York State Department of Health, Outstanding Achievement Award for Service to HIV (+) Youth

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