Klaus Kjaer, M.D.
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Klaus Kjaer, M.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement


After attending Stanford University for his undergraduate studies, Dr. Kjaer obtained his MD from the University of California, San Francisco.  He completed his anesthesia residency and obstetric anesthesia fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  He has served as Co-Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at Weill Cornell since 2004 and is a member of the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology.     Dr. Kjaer also has an interest in anesthesia services outside the operating room and has held a number of administrative positions at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  He obtained his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2010.  As of 2013, he is the Program Director of Weill Cornell's newly ACGME accredited fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesiology.  He also serves as an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Anesthesiology


  • Obstetrical Anesthesia



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Anesthesiologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.B.A., Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2010


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
  • AgeWell New York
  • 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
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • 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
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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