Maria Shtessel, MD, MS

Expertise in: 
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Board Certifications: 
Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Allergy Testing, Allergy & Asthma Management, Hives, Sinus and Allergy Treatment, Adult Allergy and Immunology, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Drug Allergy, Environmental Allergies, Food Allergy, Insect Allergy, Eczema, Urticaria, Ocular Allergy

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (in Pediatrics) at CUMC

Maria Shtessel, M.D. joined the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at Columbia University Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Medicine (in Pediatrics) in August 2018. Dr. Shtessel was born in Russia and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from Boston University with honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She earned her M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Shtessel treats infants, children and adults at the CUMC/New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley’s Children’s Hospital and at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown office. Her goal is to provide individualized, high quality and compassionate clinical care to her patients. Her clinical interests include drug allergies, anaphylaxis, food allergies, allergic rhinitis, immunotherapy, and atopic dermatitis. She has a particular academic interest in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with chronic urticaria (hives) and angioedema.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Russian

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-2300

Location(s)

CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
Primary
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

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

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

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • 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
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care-Hudson Health Plan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • 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.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Internship: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Internal Medicine

Research

Selected Publications

Reliability of allergy skin testing. Shtessel M, Tversky J. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Jan;120(1):80-83. 

Diagnosing environmental allergies: Comparison of skin-prick, intradermal, and serum specific immunoglobulin E testing. Ferastraoaru D, Shtessel M, Lobell E, Hudes G, Rosenstreich D, de Vos G. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2017 Jun 1;8(2):53-62. 

Anaphylaxis as a delayed reaction of methimazole therapy. Shtessel M, Toh J, Gavrilova T. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Sep;115(3):245-7.