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Jay B. Adlersberg, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor;
Department of Medicine (Rheum Div)

Clinical Addresses

220 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
Hours: Mon. 9 - 1; Wed. 9 - 1; Thu. 9 - 1
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 212-570-1800
Fax: 212-570-1802

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Medical Specialties


Medical Expertise

Vasculitis, General Rheumatology, Gout, Back Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Joint Pain Rheumatology & Rehabilitation, Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Dermatomyositis, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis/Metabollic Bone Disease, Arthritis, Wegeners Granulomatosis

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Jay Adlersberg is a Board-certified rheumatologist and internist with thirty-six years of experience in treating the most severe forms of arthritis and joint disease. He is an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, The Hospital for Joint Diseases of NYU Langone Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center 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. 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-seven 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." Dr. Adlersberg was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the nation?s oldest medical school and one of its most prestigious. He completed internship and residency at the country?s most respected city hospital and training ground for clinical medicine, the Bellevue Hospital Center of NYU Langone 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. 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 biologic drugs for the treatment of severe rheumatoid and psoriatic 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. He 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 2007, he was selected to appear in Who?s Who in the World.


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Board Certification

1972 — Ab Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
1980 — Ab Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)


1965-1969 — University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Medical Education
1969-1970 — Bellevue Hospital (Internal Medicine), Internship
1970-1972 — Bellevue Hospital (Internal Medicine), Residency Training
1972-1974 — NYU Medical Center (Rheumatic Disease), Clinical Fellowships

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


An unusual case of a plasma cell neoplasm with an IgG3lambda myeloma and a gamma3 heavy chain disease protein
Adlersberg JB; Grann V; Zucker-Franklin D; Frangione B; Franklin EC
1978 Jan;51(1):85-96, Blood
— id: 9661, year: 1978, vol: 51, page: 85, stat: Journal Article,

Repetitive hinge region sequences in human IgG3: isolation of an 11,000-dalton fragment
Adlersberg JB; Franklin EC; Frangione B
1975 Feb;72(2):723-727, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)
— id: 9677, year: 1975, vol: 72, page: 723, stat: Journal Article,

An antigenic determinant unique to the hinge of gamma3 heavy chains
Franklin EC; Frangione B; Adlersberg JB
1975 Jul;115(1):314-315, Journal of immunology (1950)
— id: 9675, year: 1975, vol: 115, page: 314, stat: Journal Article,