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Lester W. Blair, M.D., FACP, FCCP

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Locations and Appointments

Insurances Accepted

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Biographical Info

Dr Lester W Blair has been in the practice of Pulmonary Medicine since 1979.  He is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.  He completed residency training in internal medicine at the New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center and fellowship training in pulmonary diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center.  His primary interest is in caring for patients with known or suspected lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, asthma and sarcoidosis.  Dr. Blair is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians.  He has served as President of the American Lung Association of New York and President of the New York State Thoracic Society.  He has been consistently listed as a “Superdoctor” in the Sunday New York Times magazine and rated as a Best Doctor by Castle-Connolly and the US News and World Report.

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease)
Clinical Expertise
Sarcoidosis
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.D.
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    1974
  • B.A.
    Columbia University
    1970
Appointments 
  • Attending Physician
    NewYork Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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