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Pediatric Nephrology
505 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax
(646) 962-0246
Call
(646) 962-4324

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.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Pediatric Nephrology

Expertise

  • 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 - PPO
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatrics

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Assistant Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Rohr Family Clinical Scholar
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

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

Honors & Awards

  1. 2017.  New York Super Doctor - Rising Star
  2. 2014. Alison Norris Nephrology Fellow Award of the NYAM / NY Society of Nephrology
  3. 2013. New York Society of Nephrology, Outstanding
    Research Award during Nephrology Fellowship
  4. 2013, 2014.  American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, presentation award at PAS meeting
  5. 2003. Medical School Diploma Cum Laude

Biography

Dr. Akchurin graduated from medical school in Vinnica Medical University in Ukraine. After practicing pediatrics in Ukraine for four years, Dr. Akchurin decided to continue his career 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.

His clinical expertise includes 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.