Rachel P. Mehendale, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology at CUMC
Rachel P. Mehendale, MD

Rachel Mehendale, MD is an instructor in neurology at CUIMC, in the Division of Critical Care and Hospitalist Neurology. Dr. Mehendale graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a dual major in Plan II Honors and Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, followed by the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio for her medical doctorate. She was at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston for her intern year and graduated from Columbia Neurology residency in 2018. As a neurohospitalist, Dr. Mehendale’s clinical interest includes stroke and translplant neurology, and her research interests include quality improvement and outcomes in stroke.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurology
  • Neuro Critical Care

Education & Training

  • University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
  • Residency: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • CUMC/Milstein Hospital Building

    177 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
    (646) 426-3876

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

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  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, 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]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]

This provider does not accept new patients