Abraham Sanders, M.D.

Pulmonary Disease Medicine
Abraham Sanders

Internship: Internal Medicine, State University of New York

Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital and Brooklyn Veterans Administration Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency: Internal Medicine, State University of New York

Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital and Brooklyn Veterans Administration Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship: Chief Resident, Pulmonary Division, Department of

Medicine, Kings County-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn,


Fellowship: Honorary Registrar, Hammersmith Hospital Royal

Postgraduate Medical Center, London, England


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Wollmer P, Rhodes CG, Pride, Sanders A, Pike VW, Palmer AJ, Sylvester DJ, Liss RH.

Measurement of Pulmonary Erythromycin Concentration in Patients with Lobar Pneumonia by Use of Positron Tomography. Lancet 1982; 2:1361-1364

Savino A, Ostrovsky PD, Sanders A, Daly SM, Coexistence of Sarcoidosis and Carcinoma in a Solitary Pulmonary Nodule. New York State Journal of Medicine, Dec 1986, pp.648-649

Kirsch CM, Sanders A. Aspiration Pneumonia Medical Management. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America, Vol 21, No. 4, Nov 1988, pp. 677-689

Guffin TN, Har-el G, Sanders A, Lucente FE, Nash M. Acute Post obstructive Pulmonary Edema. Otolaryngology -Head & Neck Surgery, Vol 112, No.2, Feb 1995, pp.235-237

Crystal RG, Mastrangeli A, Sanders A, et al. Clinical Protocol Evaluation of Repeat Administration of a Replication Deficient, Recombinant Adenovirus Containing the Normal Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator cDNA to the Airways of Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis. Human Gene Therapy, May 1995, 6:667-703

Sanders A. HIV-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension. The AIDS Reader, Vol 5, No.4 July/Aug 1995, pp.114-117

Sanders A. Aspiration Pneumonitis. Medicine for the Practicing Physician, 4th Ed., Hurst J.W. 1996, Appleton and Lange, CT pp. 1067-1969

Sanders A, Crystal RG. Consequences to the Lung of Deficiency in Host Defense. The Lung: Scientific Foundations 2nd Ed 1996, Raven Press, NY pp. 2367-2379

Diaz D, Sanders A. Selected Pulmonary Complications During Pregnancy. Primary Care for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Y.S., Igaku-Shoin, NY 1996, pp.13-24

Sanders, A. Diagnosing PCP. The AIDS Reader, Vol 7, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1997, pp. 4-6

Goodman SM, Sammaritano LR, DiCarlo EF, Schneider R, and Sanders A. Grand Rounds from Lupus Centers, Lupus, Vol 6, 1997, pp. 230-240

Crystal RG, Hirschowitz E, Lieberman M, et al. Phase 1 Study of Direct Administration of a Replication Deficient Adenovirus Vector Containing the E. Coli Cytosine Deaminase Gene to Metastatic Colon Carcinoma of the Liver in Association with the Oral Administration of the Pro-Drug 5 -Fluorocytosine. Human Gene Therapy, Vol 8, May 1997, pp. 985-1001

Sanders, A. HIV-Associated Pneumonia. The AIDS Reader Vol 9, No. 8, Nov. 1999, pp. 580-583

Sanders A. Corticosteroids in Lung Diseases, Principles of Corticosteroid Therapy, Lin, Andrew and Paget, S. Eds., 2002 Edward Arnold, pp. 271-284

Johri S., Berlin D, and Sanders A, Bilateral Pneumothoraces After Unilateral Transthoracic Needle Biopsy of a Lung Nodule, Chest Vol 123, No. 4 April 2003, pp 1298-1299

Bosworth, B., Sanders A, Maltz, C. Common Variable Immunodeficiency Masquerading as Crohn’s Ileocolitis. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Vol 12 (2), February 2006, pp 151-152

Stein, P.D., Fowler S.E., Goodman, L.R. et al. Multidetector Computed Tomography for Acute Pulmonary Embolism NEJM 2006; 354:2317-27.

Bass, A., Schneider R., Sanders A.; et al. Pulmonary Nodules in an Infliximab-Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient. Hospital for Special Surgery Journal (2007) 3:119-125

Honors and Awards

J. J. Smith Memorial Award Presented by housestaff for excellence in Teaching (1993, 2004)

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Senior List; presented by medical students for excellence In Teaching (1998,2000,2001,2003,2005,2007)

Leonard P. Tow Humanism Award; Presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Weill Cornell Medical College, New York (2006)