Language: English
Gender: Male
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Pediatric Pulmonology
505 East 70th Street , 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-3410

Personal Statement

I am a physician scientist. My clinical expertise is in diseases that affect the lungs and airways in infants and children. My research interests are to better understand chronic lung diseases, particularly asthma and cystic fibrosis, and to develop new strategies to prevent and treat these disorders.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pulmonology


  • Congenital Anomaly of Lung
  • Broncho-Pulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Lung Disease

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
  • Affinity Access
  • 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 - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Professor of Genetic Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Attending Pediatrician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Heidelberg (Germany), 1992
  • M.D., University of Heidelberg, Faculty of Medicine (Germany), 1991

Honors & Awards

2016, Recipient Daedalus Fund for Innovation award, Weill Cornell Medicine

2015, Recipient, Klosterfrau Award for Research of Airway Diseases in Childhood, Society of Pediatric Pulmonology Society in Germany.

2017, 2012, Voted of New York City's Super Doctors

2010, Distinguished Associate Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology

2009, Fellow, American Society of Pediatric Research

1999, Investigator Award Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

1999, Parker B. Francis Fellowship

1983, Scheffel Prize



Dr. Worgall is the Division Chief of the Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology Division and Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology at Weill Cornell Medicine, where is is also a Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Genetic Medicine. In addition, he is an Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health/Weill Cornell Medical Center. 
He received his medical education at the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany and his residency training in Pediatrics at the Universities of Heidelberg, Essen and Giessen in Germany and at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Worgall completed a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Worgall maintains an active research laboratory where his group studies the lung immune system in asthma and cystic fibrosis as well as new vaccine strategies against lung infections. As author or co-author of more than 70 research articles, Dr. Worgall has published his scientific work in journals such as Journal of Clinical Investigation, Blood, Nature Medicine and Journal of Virology.