Ramin Asgary, M.D., MPH
Internal Medicine
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Ramin Asgary, M.D., MPH

Internal Medicine

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Preventive Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine


  • Travel Health

Personal Statement

Dr. Asgary's training and expertise is in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Tropical Medicine/Travel Health.

He has been working with and researching the healthcare of refugees/immigrants and the homeless since 2000, and has developed related training curricula for students and residents. He started working in humanitarian contexts with humanitarian agencies and with Doctors Without Borders in 1997 as field physician, project/medical director, and technical/operational and research advisor in more than a dozen missions in regions including Eurasia/Former Soviet States, Sub-Saharan/East Africa, South/Central America. He has been serving on the Board of Directors, Doctors Without Borders-USA since 2012 and a senior IRB member for International Rescue Committee since 2015. Dr. Asgary is a Governing Councilor for the American Public Health Association and the President-Elect for the Global Health, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Travel Health. He serves as the Associate Editor for the BMC-Medical Education and BMC-International Health and Human Rights.

Dr Asgary’s current research includes: Cancer screening and chronic disease management in the homeless (US); Medical Education Research related to disparities and global health curriculum development (US); Task shifting of cervical cancer screening using VIA and mHealth training (Ghana, Ethiopia); Healthcare of refugees and health and human rights; International women's and reproductive health (Madagascar, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya); Ethics and Accountability in Humanitarian Assistance



MPH: Forced Migration & Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 2000-2003

MPH in Community Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Biological Sciences, 2004-2005

MSc in Clinical and Translational Research, New York University, 2012-2014

Diploma: Tropical Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2004

Diploma: Comparative Effectiveness Research, New York University, 2013

Medical School, Tehran University, 1996

Residency: Medicine and Social Medicine, Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2003

Fellowship: Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2004

Fellowship: HRSA Post-doctoral/GIM Fellow, Primary Care Research, New York University, 2014


Internal Medicine Board: 2003-now

Preventive Medicine Board: 2005-2015

Tropical Medicine and Travel Health Certification: 2005-now

Comparative Effectiveness Research: 2013


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Inductee for Excellence in Teaching, Honorary Society in Public

Health, Beta Omicron Chapter, New York City Chapter, NY 2011   

Featured in front-page of NYTimes, "Proving Torture; to Help Win Asylum”,

for work in evaluating torture survivors and training medical students and

residents in NYC, New York 2011

Honoring Haiti’s Heroes Award Recipient, Recognizing Haitian Earthquake

Medical Responders, The Greater New York Hospital Association Annual Reception

and Award Ceremony, New York, NY 2010

Chairman Award for Distinction in Research Department of Social and

Community Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 2003


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.Sc., New York University School of Medicine, 2014
  • M.P.H., New York University, 2004
  • M.P.H., Columbia University, School of Public Health, 2003
  • M.D., Tehran University, Faculty of Medicine (Iran), 1992


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

Locations and Appointments