Gunisha Kaur, M.D., M.A.
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Gunisha Kaur, M.D., M.A.


Gender: Female
Language: English
Insurance: 40 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • Global Health


Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.A., Harvard University, 2015
  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2010
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2006


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Dr. Gunisha Kaur is an anesthesiologist specializing in global health and human rights. She serves as Director of the Global Health Initiative and Program Director of the Global Health Fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is also Co-Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Human Rights.

A graduate of Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kaur completed her anesthesiology residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2014. She earned an MA in medical anthropology from Harvard University in 2015.

Dr. Kaur’s research interests focus on displaced populations such as migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. She has conducted several studies on chronic pain in refugee torture survivors, violence against women and girls in refugee camps, and persistent trauma after human rights violations. In 2008, she published the book, Lost in History: 1984 Reconstructed, which documents human rights violations in South Asia, and in 2018 published an interactive, digital textbook, Essentials of Global Health and Human Rights for Physicians. Her research has been supported by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Cornell University, the Office of the President at Cornell University, and through an NIH KL2 award from the Weill Cornell Medicine Clinical and Translational Science Center.



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
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

NYP Distinguished House Staff Award, 2013

FAER Resident Scholar, 2012

Weill Cornell Medical College Honors in Service, 2010

Tylenol Healthcare Academic Scholarship, 2009

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Service Project Award, 2009