Physician’s Profile

Beth Rachel Hochman, MD

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Endoscopic Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
Hernia Repair
Hernia Surgery
Minimal Access Surgery
Spleen Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Trauma Surgery

After growing up in South Florida, Dr. Hochman received her B.A. in biochemistry from Harvard College, magna cum laude. She then interned at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, before completing her medical degree at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons.

She remained in Washington Heights for her general surgery residency training at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, during which time she served as co-administrative chief resident in general surgery. She then completed fellowship training in trauma and surgical critical care and was an Instructor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hochman’s clinical interests include the full spectrum of trauma, emergency surgery, and surgical critical care, and she will be attending both on the Acute Care Surgery service and in the Surgical and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units. She is also highly interested in medical student and resident education, including international medical opportunities. To date, she has participated in medical educational opportunities in Peru, Chile, Sweden, India, and Kenya.

Though she has published in a variety of clinical sources and completed Clinical Research Certification at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Dr. Hochman’s research interests lie in collaborative efforts in translational medicine, having recently served as a clinical fellow in the BIOLines Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS).


NYP LEAD Academy Physician, 2017

Doximity Fellow, 2015

Columbia P&S Robert G. Bertsch Prize, 2008

Handoff and EMR Use
International Health
Medical Education
Translational Medicine
Hochman BR, Barry ME, Lane-Fall MB, Allen SR, Holena DN, Kaplan LJ, Pascual JL. Handoffs in the intensive care unit: are off hours a vulnerable time? (in review)
Harari A, Hochman B, Bessler M. A new technique for intracorporeal liver retraction in laparoscopic surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Jan-Feb;9(1):143.
Hochman B, Hardy MA. Richard B Cattell: master surgeon, teacher, and innovator. J Surg Educ. 2012 Jan-Feb;69(1):127-131.
Hochman B, Reilly, PR. Colon: Long Hartman and Rectal Stump Blowout, in Diaz and Efron (Eds.) Complications in Acute Care Surgery: The Management of Difficult Clinical Scenarios, Springer Science+Busines Media, New York, 2015. (in preparation)
Hochman B, Pascual-Lopez J. Abdominal Vascular Trauma, in Guia de Trauma y Cirugia de Urgencias, Asociacion Espanola de Cirujanos, 2015. (in preparation)
Hochman B, Kim P. Diaphragm Injuries, in Papadakos and Gestring (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Trauma, Springer, Philadelphia, 2015.
Barry M, Hochman B, Lane-Fall M, Zappile D, Holena D, Allen S, Martin N, Reilly P, Pascual-Lopez J. OR-to-ICU handoffs captured on video: are transitions at night more dangerous? (Scientific Forum Presentation). American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, October 2015.
Barry M, Hochman B, Lane-Fall M, Pascual-Lopez J. Handoffs in the ICU: worse during off hours? (Quick Shot Presentation). 67th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, Monterey, CA, April 2015.
Taylor L, Hochman B, Hibshoosh H, Feldman S. Breast Anatomy Mapping. (Poster Presentation). 7th Annual Symposium on the Intraductal Approach to Breast Cancer, Santa Monica, CA, February 2011.
Hochman B, Honig L, Scarmeas N, Hays A, Gordon P, Leung D, Mitsumoto H, Rowland LP. Dementia in a Series of 107 Persons with Autopsy-confirmed Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). (Poster Presentation). American Academy of Neurology 59th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 2007.