Oleh Akchurin
Language: English
Gender: Male
Pediatric Nephrology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: 646-962-4324 | F: 646-962-0246
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Personal Statement

I love taking care of children with kidney disorders because it is so rewarding to make a difference for the families who have kids with conditions that were untreatable just up until few decades ago. We still have to learn a lot about how to fight better with various kidney diseases and how to provide best possible care to our patients, which is impossible without everyone, including sick children and their families, being part of the team and contributing to our collective effort.

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  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Dialysis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hypertension
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Hematuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Enuresis
  • Urinary Problems and Treatment
  • Disorder of Electrolytes

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 - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • 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 [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • Ph.D., Vinnitsa Medical School (Ukraine), 2007
  • M.D., Vinnitsa Medical School (Ukraine), 2003
  • B.S., Taras Shevchenko Kiev University (Ukraine), 2004

Honors and Awards

  1. 2014. Alison Norris Nephrology Fellow Award of the NYAM / NY Society of Nephrology
  2. 2013. New York Society of Nephrology, Outstanding
    Research Award during Nephrology Fellowship
  3. 2013, 2014.  American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, presentation award at PAS meeting
  4. 2003. Medical School Diploma Cum Laude



Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Assistant Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Akchurin graduated from medical school in Vinnica Medical University in Ukraine. After practicing pediatrics in Ukraine for 4 years, Dr. Akchurin decided to continue his carrier in the United States. He did his Pediatric Residency in Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo / State University of New York at Buffalo and his Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore / Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Main clinical interests of Dr. Akchurin include chronic kidney disease, especially in young children and infants, including issues related to growth and nutrition of this category of patients.
Dr. Akchurin’s research is related to growth, nutrition, and inflammatory and metabolic changes in children with chronic kidney disease, as well as quality assurance efforts aimed to improve medication adherence.