Kohta Saito, M.D.
Infectious Disease
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Kohta Saito, M.D.

Infectious Disease

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English



Dr. Kohta Saito, Assistant Professor of Medicine, received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School before going on to complete an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics combined residency program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. He concurrently completed a Masters of Public Health along the Global Health Track, and was Chief Resident of Internal Medicine-Pediatrics in his final year. He then went on to complete a fellowship in adult Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is currently working at WCM in both inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases capacities. When not providing clinical services, his research interests lie in better understanding Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis. He studies different states of the bacterium that allow it to tolerate current antimicrobials, and aims to find new treatment options for tuberculosis.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

The Potts Memorial Foundation

Benjamin H. Josephson, M.D. Fund


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.P.H., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2015
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 2009
  • B.A., Yale University, 2005


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
  • 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) - 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 - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • 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

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported