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Dr. Robert John Desnick MD and PHD is a male Medical Geneticist, has 38 years of experience and practices in Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics, M.D., Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics, and Pediatrics.
Dr. Robert Desnick has 2 office locations.
Murray Hill
New York University - Mount Sinai
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY 10029

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License & Identifications

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Specialties & Research

Dr. Robert Desnick, MD, PHD is board certified in Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Genetics (M.D.), and Clinical Molecular Genetics.

  • He has special expertise in 11 areas:
  • Developmental Bone Diseases
  • Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly)
  • Fabry Disease
  • Gaucher Disease
  • Genetic Disorders (Inborn Genetic Diseases)
  • Growth Disorders
  • Lysosomal Storage Diseases
  • Multiple Abnormalities
  • Niemann-Pick Diseases
  • Porphyrias
  • Syndrome

Education & Awards

Dr. Desnick graduated from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis. He has 4 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Fabry Disease
Niemann-Pick Diseases
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (1999 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)


Dr. Desnick has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Mt Sinai Hospital 
  • Beth Israel Medical Center Petrie Division 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Desnick accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • HIP Health Plan of New York - 32 plans
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield - 13 plans
  • Unicare - 11 plans
  • Humana - 2 plans
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan - 2 plans
  • Cigna - 6 plans
  • Fidelis Care - 3 plans
  • MetroPlus Health Plan - 1 plan
  • Health Plus - 4 plans
  • Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) - 3 plans
  • Oxford Health Plans - 3 plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey - 3 plans


  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Russian

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Where does Dr. Robert J. Desnick practice?
Dr. Robert Desnick practices Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics, M.D., Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics, and Pediatrics near New York, NY.
See New York Geneticists and New York Pediatricians.