Mary E. Choi, M.D.
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Mary E. Choi, M.D.


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Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

I have spent my career taking care of patients, educating young physicians and researching the cellular and molecular mechanisms of kidney injury.  My clinical expertise is in diagnosis and treatment of glomerular disorders and chronic kidney disease.

I currently serve as the attending physician on the Nephrology Inpatient Consultation Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center as well as conducting teaching rounds and the supervision of clinical fellows, residents/interns, and medical students.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Nephrology


Dr. Mary E. Choi is a Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) and an Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Choi received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed residencies at the University of California San Francisco and VAMC and Duke University Medical Center. She was a Clinical and Research Fellow in Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

 Dr. Choi is a National Institute of Health (NIH) funded physician scientist whose expertise includes cellular and molecular mechanisms of kidney injury, inflammation and fibrosis, TGF beta signaling and autophagy. She serves on several committees in the WCMC Department of Medicine including the Medicine Ground Rounds Award Committee, Research Executive Committee and the Medicine Research Retreat Program Committee. 

She is the Director of the Basic Science Research Core Curriculum in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Choi is also a permanent member of the NIH Study Section, Molecular and Integrative Signal Transduction (MIST) and an Editorial Board Member of the Kidney Research & Clinical Practice in Physiological Reports.





Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1984
  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1980


Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported