Leena Mathew, MBBS, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at CUMC
Leena Mathew, MBBS, MD

Leena Mathew received an MD from Tirunelveli Medical College, India, in 1995 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Mathew completed an internship in the Department of Surgery, followed by a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine.

Dr. Mathew joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, at Columbia University Medical Center in August 2003. An associate professor of anesthesiology at CUMC, she is program director for the pain medicine fellowship. She practices all aspects of acute and chronic pain medicine, with a special interest in interventional pain medicine in the treatment of cancer and chronic pain, including neurolytic procedures, Botox, ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blockade, radiofrequency, and cryoablation, as well as implantable therapies. She is also interested in developing comprehensive treatment models for patients with pelvic pain and headaches.

Dr. Mathew is a member of the liver transplantation anesthesia team. She is also certified in medical acupuncture.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Anesthesiology
    Division of Pain Management Service

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Cancer Care
  • Pain Management
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture For Chronic Pain
  • Anesthesia - Regional
  • Botox Treatment
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Chronic Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cryoablation
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • Head and Facial Pain
  • Radiofrequency Treatment

Languages Spoken

(in addition to English)

  • Hindi

Education and Training

  • Tirunelveli Medical College, South India
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

  • ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle

    1790 Broadway
    1500
    New York, NY 10019
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-7114
    Phone:
    (212) 305-7114
    Fax:
    (212) 305-8883

Practices and Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Insurance Programs

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

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health 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)]
  • 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]
  • Workers' Compensation [Workers' Comp-Board of NY]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-7114