Language: English
Gender: Male
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Weill Cornell Medicine Anesthesiology
525 East 68th Street , M324
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-8563
(212) 746-2959

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 & Expertise


  • Anesthesiology
  • Obstetrical Anesthesia

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 - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire 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 - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Attending Anesthesiologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University