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

Anesthesiology

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Gender: Female
Language: English

About

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • Global Health

Biography

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

Dr. Kaur’s research interests focus on displaced populations such as migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. She has used her extensive training and research in neuroscience as an analytical framework to pioneer the study of human rights through scientific methodology. This has involved clinical research and clinical trials on issues such as chronic pain in torture survivors, mental health of children who are displaced, and trafficking of young women and girls in refugee camps. Her innovative research has been supported by competitive awards from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, the National Institutes of Health/WCM CTSC KL2 Career Development Award, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Cornell University, and the Office of the President at Cornell University.

In 2004, she published her first book, Lost in History: 1984 Reconstructed, which documents human rights violations in India, and in 2018 published an interactive, digital textbook, Essentials of Global Health and Human Rights for Physicians.

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

 

Research

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

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

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

Insurance

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 - HMO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - PPO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • 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) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

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