Katharina Dorothea Graw-Panzer, M.D.
Pediatric Pulmonology
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Katharina Dorothea Graw-Panzer, M.D.

Pediatric Pulmonology

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English, German, French


Specialties and Expertise


  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine


  • Congenital Anomaly of Lung
  • Chronic Cough
  • Recurrent Pneumonia
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
  • Lung Disease In Neuromuscular Patients
  • Home Mechanical Ventilation
  • Tracheostomy
  • Airway Disorder
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pediatric Bronchoscopy
  • Tracheostomy, Pediatric
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep Study In Patient Younger Than 6 Years of Age
  • Pediatric Sleep Study
  • Polysomnography
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Biphasic Positive Airway Pressure (Bipap)


Dr. Katharina Graw-Panzer is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Pulmonary Director of the Pediatric Aerodigestive Program and the Pediatric Technology Dependence/Home Ventilation Program.  She is also an assistant attending pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NYP Komansky Children's Hospital.  Dr. Graw-Panzer is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology and in Sleep Medicine. 

She has extensive experience and interest in the evaluation and treatment of children with upper and lower airway dysfunction, with complex medical disorders, dependence on technology and sleep disorders.

Dr. Graw-Panzer received her medical education at the University of Hamburg in Germany and completed her residency training in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  From 2013-2018, she served as the Director of the Technology Dependent Center for Children and the Co-Director of the Children’s Sleep Disorders Center at the Children's Hospital of Montefiore.

Her recent research experience includes the effect of obstructive sleep apnea on learning and memory in children, the clinical manifestations of children with sickle cell disease and periodic limb movements in sleep as well as to examine the health care utilization in children with long-term tracheostomy tubes who live at home.

She is Fluent in English, German and French.



Board Certifications

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

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine (Germany), 2000


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 - Weill Cornell - POS
  • 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 - 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
  • 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 - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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