Akinpelu Akitola Beckley, MD

Akinpelu Akitola Beckley, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC

Current Administrative Positions

  • Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
  • Associate Residency Program Director

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-3535

Akin Beckley, MD, MBA is an Assistant Professor and Associate Residency Program Director at Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Beckley also serves as the Medical Director of the Inpatient Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He specializes in seeing patients with neurological problems, cancer, amputations, and cardiopulmonary issues.

Dr. Beckley received his undergraduate education at the University of Western Ontario and his MBA and MD from the University of Connecticut. He completed his internship and residency in Surgery at the Hospital of St. Raphael before moving on to complete his residency in Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Beckley’s interests lie in neurological and cancer rehabilitation. His focus, when treating patients, is to help them get back to their level of function prior to them becoming ill using an interdisciplinary and collaborative method. He employs the help of other departments such as PT and OT to provide the best care necessary for the patient. He also emphasizes the importance of education among his patients and medical students to assure effective continued care.

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Areas of Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Hand and Wrist Problems
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation After Brain Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Spasticity Management
  • Spasticity Treatment
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Tendonitis

Education and Training

  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Internship: Hospital of Saint Raphael
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Residency: Hospital of Saint Raphael


  • CUIMC/Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3535

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • [UHC/OXF - The Empire Plan, UHC/OXF - The Empire Plan (CD)]
  • AETNA [Aetna Signature Administrators, EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Student Health]
  • Affinity Health Plan [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs]
  • CIGNA [EPO, Great West (National), HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare (National) [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Railroad, Traditional Medicare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • RiverSpring [Special Needs]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), Empire Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Contact Info

  • 2123421470
  • (212) 305-3535


US Health Care Changes: Opportunity and Challenges for PRM Specialists, 9th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Berlin, Germany, June 21, 2015

Development of Syringomyelia from Retained Bullet Fragment following Spinal Cord Injury, American Spinal Injury Association 2014 Meetng, San Antonio, Texas, May 15, 2014

Committees / Societies / Memberships

American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine