Klaus Kjaer-Pedersen, M.D.
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Klaus Kjaer-Pedersen, M.D.


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Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Anesthesiology
  • Obstetrical Anesthesia

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.



Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Clinical and 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


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
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • 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

Locations and Appointments