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Dr. Cristina Brickman is an infectious disease specialist whose focus is evaluating and treating anal cancer.

Brickman's research focuses on HPV infection, looking at which populations are affected and how it may lead to cancer, particularly in patients with HIV. Her work is aimed at identifying risk factors associated with progression of abnormal cells to invasive cancer. She is also interested in studying anal cancer risk in both the very young and old in high-risk populations, with the goal of optimizing screening practices.

Brickman received her medical degree from Columbia University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at New York–Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to pursue a master of science degree in clinical epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

As part of her master's degree program, Brickman completed two research projects: The first evaluated the treatment and outcomes of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer (cancer at the top of the throat) in patients with HIV, and the second looked at the association between depression and sexual risk behavior, also in patients with HIV.

  • Education

    Columbia University School of Medicine, 2007

  • Residencies

    New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, 2010

  • Fellowships

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    133 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 20, 2022
    Going into see a Dr for rectal dysplasia is harrowing as it is! But Dr. Brickman and her staff make me feel so comfortable. I love the opportunity to see what she is doing with the screen. She explains everything in understandable detail. She is very good with conversation making the appointment go with ease!
    Mar 11, 2022
    She was fantastic!
    Mar 05, 2022
    She was very caring and thorough with possible scenarios
    Jan 14, 2022
    Dr. Brickman is the model of what a provider should be.
    Jan 07, 2022
    Excellent provider.
    Dec 29, 2021
    This care provider was very very thorough in explaining the any possible side effects and their likleihood and in preparing me for what to expect leaving the procedure even though I had done the procedure before. They didn't take for granted that I would just remember everything because I didn't remember everything. Their thoroughness gave me an added level of comfort and improved the experience for me. I appreciated the visit very much.
    Sep 17, 2021
    As mentioned prior Dr. Brickman does a fantastic and thorough job. She is very efficient. She "walks me through" what she is seeing and is very supportive
    Aug 23, 2021
    Very thorough
    Jul 06, 2021
    It's always a pleasure to see Dr Brickman. She is a wonderful doctor and I feel that all decisions are reached after fully discussing the options through conversation.
    May 15, 2021
    really enjoyed talking with Dr. Brickman.
    May 14, 2021
    I work in health care and Dr Brickman is top tier in bedside manner responsiveness and ethic of care
    May 07, 2021
    Dr. Brickman includes me as part of the team in decisions about my health care. She explains things in a way that I understand. She always ends our session by telling me what is next for my treatment and care. This greatly reduces my anxiety.
    Apr 30, 2021
    Dr. Brickman is just the best Doctor out there. She remembers my health history is very friendly makes me comfortable and listens to my concerns. The nature of my visits is never fun but Dr. Brickman makes the whole experience just so much better. 10/10 would recommend.
    Mar 05, 2021
    Feb 25, 2021
    Clear communication over and above what I expect.
    Feb 11, 2021
    Dr. Brickman was excellent overall with care knowledge and concern. I felt really comfortable in her care.
    Feb 06, 2021
    I'm quite fond of Dr. Brickman; she is a strong clinician and has a spectacular bedside manner.
    Feb 04, 2021
    Dr. Brickman is a great Dr. in her specialty. She always makes me feel comfortable and able to ask any questions I need to. She spends quality one on one time with me.
    Jan 09, 2021
    Dr. Brickman is exemplary in all areas of her practice. She is very friendly empathetic and smart. I wish she could be my primary care physician. Considering the potential seriousness of anal dysplasia I am most comfortable and actually look forward to appointments with her.
    Nov 20, 2020
    Nov 06, 2020
    This was my first visit with Dr. Brickman. She was excellent at explaining everything about what she was going to do. She made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process. She spent a lot of time with me and was very thorough. At the end of my exam she explained possible treatments and her plan of care. I felt very well taken care of and now know what to expect!
    Nov 01, 2020
    I wish Dr. Brickman was my PCP! Excellent bedside manner.
    Oct 31, 2020
    Dr Brickman is outstanding. I wish she we're my GP.
    Oct 16, 2020
    I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Brickman to anyone. She was truly fantastic