Keith LaScalea, M.D.
Internal Medicine
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Keith LaScalea, M.D.

Internal Medicine

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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Primary Care Internist
  • Primary Care Internist


  • Primary Care
  • Primary Care
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Medicine


Dr. Keith LaScalea is a graduate of SUNY – Binghamton and University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He has been on faculty in the Division of Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine for nearly two decades. In addition to his busy clinical practice as a primary care physician he is involved in teaching, curriculum development, and holds multiple roles in the college administration.

He teaches in premedical, undergraduate, and continuing medical education. He directs the Lunchbox CME Series for the Primary Care Division of Weill Cornell Medicine.

He has worked in clinical care, teaching, and public health efforts in Tanzania, Ghana and Zambia since his residency.

Dr. LaScalea has been involved with MSSNY since 2010, was a former Chair of the Public Health and Education committee at the House of Delegates and has been on the Board of Directors of New York County Medical Society since 2014. 

He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. His clinical interests include doctor-patient communication, shared decision making, preventive medicine, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and emerging infectious diseases.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Top Doctors
Keith LaScalea, M.D. has been named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. Across 65 medical specialties, 404 Weill Cornell Medicine physicians have been awarded this designation.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1999


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 - HMO
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • * CIGNA
  • * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • * Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • * Medicare
  • * Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • * Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • * Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • * United Empire
  • * United Healthcare
  • * United Healthcare Compass
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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