Teja Mahadeshwar Kapoor, MD

Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Teja Kapoor has clinical and research interests in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and recently joined as an attending in the Columbia Lupus Center. She has given presentations on Lupus at local and national conferences. She is also one of the adult rheumatologists in the Adolescent Rheumatology Transition Program for young adults with autoimmune diseases who are transitioning from their pediatric rheumatologist.

Dr. Kapoor is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and is very involved with teaching fellows, residents, and medical students. She is a Columbia alumnus where she completed her rheumatology fellowship training.

Dr. Kapoor is a graduate of New York Medical College and completed her medicine residency at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She has experience working in a high-patient volume practice taking care of patients with rheumatologic diseases in the community setting and continues to practice general rheumatology and perform joint injections in her practice in Columbia Univ. Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors Riverdale offices. She brings a compassionate and personalized approach to each of her patients. She is fluent in Hindi and Marathi.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoimmune Disease in Pregnancy
  • Joint Injections
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
  • Trigger Finger Therapy

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Hindi
  • Marathi


  • Female

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3050 Corlear Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, New York Medical College
  • Internship: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Residency: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

American College of Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine


Dr. Teja Kapoor’s interest in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) began early in her career while caring for complex Lupus patients during her training at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Her primary research interests in SLE include the establishment of the Columbia Lupus cohort and the use of large clinical databases to identify SLE patients treated at CUMC to evaluate their risk of infections, which have led to a publication evaluating the low prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. She has also presented multiple abstracts at national conferences on the risk of infections in SLE. Her overall aim in research is to find the best balance between immunosuppression while minimizing the infectious risk and complications. Her research interests also include serological biomarkers in SLE and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease, and the LFA-REAL disease activity scoring instrument that allows for simple and efficient measurement of Lupus activity for use in clinical trials and clinical practices, which have led to abstract presentations at national conferences.