HomePhysiciansBrian Gelbman, MD
Phone: (212) 628-6611


Mon - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tue - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wed - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thu - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri - 9:00am - 5:00pm

635 Madison Ave
Ste. #1101
New York, NY 10022


Dr. Gelbman is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital . He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Gelbman is currently the President-Elect for the New York State Thoracic Society. Dr. Gelbman has performed research in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), emphysema and ciliary disorders of the airway. He has written several original articles, reviews and abstracts on COPD, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Bronchiolitis Obliterans, and smoking related disease of the lungs. Currently, Dr. Gelbman’s special area of interests include early detection of lung cancer, ciliary diseases, and dive medicine. Dr. Gelbman was raised in South Florida and Peekskill, NY. After attending Cornell University in Ithaca, NY for his undergraduate training, and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for medical school, he returned to New York Presbyterian Hospital for his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Medicine. During his residency training at Cornell, he met his wife, Joy Kaplan Gelbman M.D., who is now a Cardiologist at New York Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center. Together, they have three children and live in Brooklyn Heights.



Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Lung Cancer, Bronchitis, Asthma, Lung Nodules


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Cornell University

Medical School

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center


New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center


New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center

Professional Achievements
Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease Medicine
Critical Care Medicine

Academic Titles

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Professional Organizations

New York Thoracic Society
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians


2012 Listed in Castle Connelly’s Best Doctors
2011 Listed in Superdoctors, New York
2004 CHEST Foundation Clinical Research Trainee Award in COPD
2004 Finalist,WeillCornellMedicalCenter- Clinical Research Fellows Award
1999 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
1999 Honorable Mention, Dystonia Medical Research Society
1996 Golden Key National Honor Society


Gelbman BD, Cham MD, Kim W, Libby DM, Port, JL, Altorki NK, Henschke CI, Yankelevitz DF, Radiographic and Clinical Characterization of False Negative Results from CT-Guided Needle Biopsies of Lung Nodules, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 2012, 7(5): 815-820, May 2012.

Gelbman BD, Crystal RG, Idiopathic and Autoimmune Interstitial Lung Disease, in The Autoimmune Diseases, Fifth Edition, ed: Rose and Mackay, Academic Press, In press

Gelbman BD, Gelbman JK, Is it always wrong to perform futile CPR, Correspondence, New England Journal of Medicine, 2010, 362:21.

Gelbman BD, Gelbman JM, Deconstructing DNR, Journal of Medical Ethics, 2008, 34:640-641.

Gelbman BD, Heguy A, O'Connor TP, Zabner J, Crystal RG Upregulation of pirin expression by chronic cigarette smoking is associated with bronchial epithelial cell apoptosis, Respiratory Research 2007, 8:10 (8 February 2007)

Gelbman BD, Crystal RG, Idiopathic Bronchiolitis Obliterans and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, in The Autoimmune Diseases, Fourth Edition, ed: Rose and Mackay, Academic Press, 2006.
Gelbman BD, Total Educational Debt May be more Important than Monthly Debt Payments on Career Choices, Correspondence, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2006, 173, p 933.