Philippe Lemaitre, MD

Philippe Lemaitre, MD Specialties: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Philippe Lemaitre, MD
Specialties: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
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CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

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Insurances Accepted

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  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem/GHI
  • Emblem/Hip
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Healthfirst
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare (National)
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • RiverSpring
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellCare

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About Philippe Lemaitre, MD

Philippe Lemaitre, MD, PhD, is a thoracic surgeon specializing in lung transplantation and ECMO procedures. Dr. Lemaitre is known for his patient-centered care and collaborative approach to surgical practice. After receiving his medical degree from the Free University of Brussels, Dr. Lemaitre underwent residency and graduated PhD in transplant immunology before becoming an attending surgeon at the Erasme Hospital in Brussels, Belgium. He thereafter completed several advanced specialty fellowships at the Toronto General Hospital in Canada. At Columbia, Dr. Lemaitre primarily focuses on the surgical aspects of lung failure that are lung transplantation and ECMO surgeries. He is part of the Surgical Emphysema Program and Lung Transplantation Program. Skilled in collaborative care, Dr. Lemaitre's practice emphasizes a multi-specialty approach to thoracic conditions.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)