Jay B. Adlersberg, M.D.


Medical Director, Rheumatologist (Board Certified) and Internist (Board Certified)

Director of Strategic Rheumatology and Infusion Services, Lenox Hill Hosptal/ North Shore Health System; Attending in Rheumatology, NYU Langone Medical Center and The Hospital for Joint Disease.


Jay Adlersberg, M.D.

Dr. Jay Adlersberg is a Board-certified rheumatologist and internist with fifty years of experience in treating the most severe forms of arthritis and joint disease.  His practice is in Midtown Manhattan, and is a member of the North Shore/ LIJ Medical Group. He is the Director of Strategic Rheumatology and Infusion Services at Lenox Hill Hospital/ North Shore Health System and an attending Rheumatologist at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Hospital for Joint Disease. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone and The Hospital for Joint Disease in New York.  His main interests are rheumatoid arthritis, the arthritis of psoriasis, back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. He serves on the Board of the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.

Dr. Adlersberg has been an advocate for the use of the biologic medications in the  treatment of severe forms of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis since these agents were FDA-approved thirteen years ago. More on these agents is available at the link to the left.

In addition, Dr. Adlersberg  is recognized by millions of viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as the Health and Medical Reporter for WABC-TV's award-winning Eyewitness News. For twenty years, he has reported on advances in the art and science of medicine.  Dr. Adlersberg won the prestigious international George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2001 for his role in the "ABC News Special Report on September 11, 2001." In November 2002, he broke the story of the first case of Bubonic Plague seen in New York City for the past century. Dr. Adlersberg was nominated for an Emmy Award for his special report, “AIDS Update.” His ability to turn complex science into understandable presentations for the layperson has earned him the respect of his peers and his listeners alike.

He did a daily report on the 5 PM news, and his training as a medical journalist brought him into contact with the nation’s leaders in clinical medicine and science. His professionalism and credibility engendered the trust of his medical colleagues, who knew that their information would be delivered accurately and in a context that patients could understand. His long experience as a basic science laboratory researcher gave him a profound understanding of how scientific research relates to the lives of his patients. Dr. Adlersberg's contact with the foremost medical practitioners in our New York area gives his patients access to consulting doctors who offer state-of-the-art care in their specialties. He retired from Eyewitness News in 2015 to pursue other media roles.

Dr. Adlersberg was educated at the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated junior year Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the nation’s oldest medical school and one of its most prestigious. He completed a coveted internship and residency at the country’s most respected city hospital and training ground for clinical medicine, the Bellevue Hospital Center of NYU Medical Center in New York. Dr. Adlersberg did his fellowship in Rheumatology and Immunology as an NIH-Postdoctoral Fellow at the Irvington House Institute of NYU Langone Medical Center under the guidance of the late Edward C. Franklin, M.D., a world-renowned immunologist and member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Adlersberg was recruited by Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1974, and spent the next six years teaching and doing biochemical research on inheritance factors in cancer and arthritis. He is the author of a host of peer-reviewed scientific papers, including several publications that led to groundbreaking discoveries on how human cells make cancer-killing antibodies. He is the recipient of research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society.

In 1980, Dr. Adlersberg left the world of the laboratory and clinical research to practice medicine in Manhattan. He is one of the most experienced physicians in New York in the use of Remicade for the treatment of severe rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions involving destructive inflammation.


Dr. Adlersberg has been voted one of the best doctors in New York repeatedly by New York Magazine and the Castle Connelly Guide. On Oct 17th, 2003, Dr. Adlersberg was honored by the Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn NY as Journalist of the Year at a ceremony in Brooklyn attended by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. He was also awarded a New York City Council Citation for his exemplary service to the City and the community through medical journalism, awarded by Gifford Miller, then the Speaker of the New York City Council.

Dr. Adlersberg has moderated many panels designed to present advances in medicine to a lay audience. He has hosted several telethons for the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. He hosted a panel of physicians for “A Healthy Give and Take,” sponsored by Lenox Hill Hospital, a discussion of health issues facing the perimenopausal woman. He is the only person ever to be asked back a second time to organize and moderate a day-long panel discussion on cutting-edge medicine for the Young President's Organization. In 2007, Dr. Adlersberg was the Master of Ceremonies for "Talk about Rheumatoid Arthritis" at Town Hall, sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation, and for the Castle Connelly National Awards for Clinical Excellence in Medicine, both in New York City.

Dr. Adlersberg is an Elected Member of the New York Academy of Science. He is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and an Elected Member of the New York Rheumatism Association.

In December 2004, Dr. Adlersberg was elected to the Board of Governors of the Arthritis Foundation, New York Chapter. In the same year, he was selected to appear in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. In 2009, he was selected to appear in Who's Who in the World.

Dr. Adlersberg was the Celebrity Hero of the Arthritis Walk 2010 sponsored by the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. For more information on the walk and how you can participate, contact the New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.

Dr. Adlersberg's office hours are from 9AM to 1PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

1085 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10128

Contact:

Phone 212 876-1886

Fax     212 722-7539

Email  Lisandra Mendez, office manager

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