Lewis S. Nelson, MD

  • Specialties: Toxicology, Emergency Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-5550



  • Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Vice Chair Academic Affairs

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Medical Toxicology)

Education and Training

  • 1995
  • Fellowship, NYC Poison Control Center, Medical Toxicology
  • 1993
  • Residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine
  • 1989
  • MD from Suny - Downstate Medical Ctr


Locations and Appointments

47 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HealthPlus Child Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • US Department of Labor
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • WellCare Child Health
  • WellCare Family Health
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • WellCare Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.

NYU Emergency Medicine
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-263-5550

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  • Letter in response to "The Vitamin B12 analog cobinamide is an effective hydrogen sulfide antidote in a lethal rabbit model"

    Fernandez, Denise; Legrand, Melissa; Abujaber, Samer; Nelson, Lewis S 2015 Jan; 73-73, Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia) — id: 1443602, year: 2015, page: 73, stat: Journal Article
  • Retained drugs in the gastrointestinal tracts of deceased victims of oral drug overdose

    Livshits, Z; Sampson, B A; Howland, M A; Hoffman, R S; Nelson, L S 2015 Feb; 113-118, Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia) — id: 1477682, year: 2015, page: 113, stat: Journal Article
  • Tramadol and hypoglycemia: one more thing to worry about

    Nelson, Lewis S; Juurlink, David N 2015 Feb; 194-195, JAMA internal medicine — id: 1457412, year: 2015, page: 194, stat: Journal Article
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