Laura Kirkman, M.D.
Infectious Disease
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Laura Kirkman, M.D.

Infectious Disease

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Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Infectious Disease


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.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards




Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2001
  • B.A., Swarthmore College, 1993


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 (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care - PPO
  • GHI - Pathway X
  • Health First - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - CBP
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare - Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark - Liberty
  • United Empire - Metro/Core/Charter
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Compass - Medicare Advantage
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Community Plan
  • WellCare of NY
  • WellCare of NY - Medicare

Locations and Appointments