Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD

Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD

Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD

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Location Info

622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10019

Insurances Accepted

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

  • 1199 National Benefit Fund
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth GHI
  • EmblemHealth HIP
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Magnacare national
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare

About Carolyn L. Westhoff, MD

Dr. Westhoff received her B.S. and medical degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her clinical and research focus is on contraception, the development of new contraceptive technology, and the evaluation of current methods. Dr. Westhoff has served as principal investigator on numerous research studies and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (Formerly the Institute of Medicine). In 2010, the Society of Family Planning recognized her accomplishments honoring her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Contraceptive Care
  • Family Planning Counseling
  • Intrauterine Device Insertion
  • Pregnancy Termination

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN)

Languages Spoken

  • French


  • Alliance for Continuing Education in Health Professions, Award for Outstanding Outcomes Assessment, 2016
  • American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, elected, 2006
  • American Women;s Medical Association, Women in Science Award, 2010
  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Alan F. Guttmacher Lectureship Honoree, 2013
  • C. Lalor Burdick Award, National Abortion Federation, 2005
  • Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, elected, 2007
  • NFPRHA Dr. Allan Rosenfield Award for Access to Quality Family Planning, 2009
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Most Impactful Article of 2013
  • Planned parenthood Federation of America/National Medical Committee, Michael S. Burnhill Lectureship, 2018
  • PRCH, Dr. Wm. Rashbaum Award, 2010
  • Roy Pitkin Award, Best article in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008 & 2011
  • Society of Family Planning Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010


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