Laura Kirkman, M.D.

Infectious Disease
Laura Kirkman

Dr. Kirkman received her BA in Biology from Swarthmore College. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine with distinction in research where she spent time as a Howard Hughes Medical Student Research Fellow. Following that, she completed her internal medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at New York Presbyterian- Cornell. Post fellowship, she spent time as a post doc in the laboratory of Dr. Kirk Deitsch studying the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Her current research continues to focus on malaria including an NIH funded study of the generation of genetic diversity in this important human pathogen.


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 Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Frank M, Kirkman L, Constantini D, Sanyal S, Lavazec C, Templeton T and Deitsch K. Frequent recombination events generate diversity within the multi-copy variant antigen gene families of Plasmodium falciparum. International Journal of Parasitology. 2008, Aug;38(10): 1099-1109.

Djimdé AA, Kirkman L, Kassambara L, Diallo M, Plowe CV, Wellems TE and Doumbo KO. Culture in vitro de souches locales de Plasmodium falciparum au Mali.  Le Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique. 2007; Feb 100(1):3-5.

Morgan J, Cano M V, Feikin D R, Phelan M, Monroy O V, Rodriguez E, Morales P K, Carpenter J, Weltman A, Mirza S A, Bronstein D E, Morgan D, Kirkman L, Weiss L.M. and Kim, K. Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling in Toxoplasma gondii bradyzoite differentiation. Infection and Immunity 2001; 69(1): 148-53

Su X, Kirkman L, Fujioka H. and Wellems T. Complex polymorphisms in a 330 kD protein are linked to chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in southeast Asia and Africa. Cell 1997; 91(5): 593-603.

Wu Y, Kirkman L and Wellems T. Transformation of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites by homologous integration of plasmids that confer resistance to pyrimethamine. PNAS 1996; 93(3): 1130-1134.

Kirkman L, Su X. and Wellems T. Plasmodium falciparum: Isolation of large number of parasite clones from infected blood. Experimental Parasitology 1996; 83(1):147-149.






Honors and Awards