Gerald M. Loughlin, M.D.
Pediatric Pulmonology
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Gerald M. Loughlin, M.D.

Pediatric Pulmonology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

My clinical expertise is in disorders of breathing during sleep (sleep apnea), difficulty to control asthma, and chronic lung disease in children.  I also work with children who have respiratory symptoms associated with dysfunctional swallowing and gastroesophageal reflux.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine


  • Respiratory Disease
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Asthma
  • Disease of Respiratory System
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux


Gerald M. Loughlin, M.D., M.S. is Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital.  

Dr. Loughlin received his M.D. from the University of Rochester and a Master’s of Science (M.S.) in Business Health Care Finance and Administration from Johns Hopkins University. He has served on the Board of Directors of several major healthcare organizations, including the Board of the American Thoracic Society and the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore.   

Dr. Loughlin served as Chair and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NYP Phyllis and David Komansky Children's hospital from 2002-2020.  He is an internationally recognized authority on pediatric respiratory diseases, including asthma, cystic fibrosis, and sleep apnea. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology. The recipient of many awards and honors, Dr. Loughlin is ranked as one of New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” and Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors.” He has authored numerous publications, and is co-editor of two textbooks focused on diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases in children, and pediatric sleep and breathing disorders.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  1. Voted one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  2. Voted one of New York's Super Doctors, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  3. George Will Comstock Award from the American Lung Association of Maryland, 1998
  4. Schaffer Award for the Outstanding Teacher from the Housestaff Department of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins Children's Center, 1985
  5. Outstanding Teacher Award from the Housestaff Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, 1979


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Pulmonology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Pediatrician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1973


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
  • 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)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • 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
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

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External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported