Cara Agerstrand, MD

Cara Agerstrand, MD Specialties: Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine

Cara Agerstrand, MD
Specialties: Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine
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Address

177 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
US

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  • AETNA
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About Cara Agerstrand, MD

Dr. Cara Agerstrand is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Medical ECMO Program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Agerstrand completed her Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary & Critical Care fellowship at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is an elected member of the Steering Committee of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, a member of the ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support Domain Task Force of the American College of Chest Physicians and is extensively involved in clinical care, research, and educational efforts involving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R). She has special interests in the use of ECMO for severe forms of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pulmonary hypertension and in pregnant and postpartum patients. Dr. Agerstrand is widely published and is an internationally invited speaker.


Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Expertise

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

  • Critical Care

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

  • General Pulmonology

  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

  • Pulmonary Disease

  • Pulmonary Embolism

  • Pulmonary Medicine

  • Respiratory Failure

Education

  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine

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Awards

  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization International Steering Committee
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Conference Chair
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization ECMOEd American College of Chest Physicians
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Mechanical Circulatory Support Domain Task Force
  • Distinguished Educator Award, American College of Chest Physicians