Phyllis August, M.D., MPH
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Phyllis August, M.D., MPH


Gender: Female
Language: English
Insurance: 25 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • Nephrology


  • High Blood Pressure In Pregnancy
  • Hypertension, Renal


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Ralph A. Baer Professor of Medical Research - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.P.H., Harvard University, 2002
  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 1977
  • B.A., Harvard University, 1973


View Research


Phyllis August MD, MPH is the Ralph A Baer MD Professor of Research in Medicine. She is also a Professor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell. Dr. August graduated from Harvard College and Yale Medical School. She completed her internship at Yalen New Haven Hospital and Residency and Fellowship in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Hypertension at The New York Hospital. She received a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.  She is the Director of the Weill Cornell Hypertension Center and is the Program Director for the Nephrology Fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Cornell Campus. She is the Theresa Lang Director of the Lang Center for Research and Education at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens.

Dr. August’s research has focused on blood pressure regulation in pregnancy, hypertension in pregnancy, hypertension associated with kidney disease, and kidney disease associated with pregnancy. Her clinical practice at Weill Cornell is largely devoted to hypertension, kidney disease, and obstetric hypertension and kidney disorders, hypertension.



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
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Fidelis Care
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

NewYork-Presbyterian Miriam Wallach Award for Excellence in Humanistic Medical Care, 2016

Castle Connolly Best Doctors in America, 2002-2019

New York Magazine's Best Doctors 2002-2019

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