Kenneth Prager, MD

Pulmonology

Kenneth Prager, MD

Pulmonology

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Cancer CareMore specialties
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161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
US

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About Kenneth Prager, MD


Dr. Prager is Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of Clinical Ethics and Chairman of the Medical Ethics Committee at Columbia University Medical Center. He spent two years in the Indian health Service practicing general medicine on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota after his medical internship. Dr. Prager held clandestine medical clinics in the Soviet Union during a visit to Refuseniks in 1986, and later set up the first U.S. - Soviet medical student exchange program between Columbia P&S and the First Moscow Medical Academy.


Dr. Prager has been a pulmonologist for over 35 years. He is heavily involved in teaching pulmonology and medical ethics to medical students, house officers and nurses. His writings on medicine and medical ethics have appeared in medical journals and textbooks as well as on the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Prager is a regular guest lecturer in Israel for the Ben Gurion University MD Program in International Health and Medicine in collaboration with Columbia University Health Sciences. He has received honors for his teaching, clinical expertise, contributions to organ donation, and medical humanism.


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Hebrew

Expertise

  • Asthma
  • Biopsies
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • General Pulmonology
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Spirometry

Education

  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Medical School: Harvard / Medical School

Titles & Positions

  • Chair, Ethics Committee
  • Director of Clinical Ethics
  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • Academy of Clinical Excellence, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2017
  • Alfred Markowitz Service Award, NY Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Center, Society of Practitioners, June, 2006
  • Award of Appreciation, New York Organ Donor Network, 2005
  • Best Doctors in America 2003-2016
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Housestaff Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Senior Faculty, 1999-2000
  • Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2015
  • Department of Nursing “Physician of the Year Award 2003,” New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Society of the Alumni of New York
  • Ewig Clinical Education Award, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2007-2008
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Guide to Americas Top Physicians 2003-6, Consumers Research Council of America
  • Marquis Whos Who in America, 2003-14
  • Marquis Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2009-12
  • National Registers Whos Who in Executives and Professionals 2004-05
  • One of New York City's Best Internists/Pulmonologists, Castle Connoly Guide: How to Find the Best Doctors for You and Your Family, New York Metro Area, 1994, 1997, 1999-2016.
  • One of New York City's Best Pulmonologists, "The Best Doctors in New York," New York Magazine, 1991; 1998; 1999; 2007; 2008
  • Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, 2012
  • The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2006

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