Abraham Sanders, M.D.
Pulmonary Disease Medicine
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Abraham Sanders, M.D.

Pulmonary Disease Medicine

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine


  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Bronchitis


Dr. Abraham Sanders is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Completed two fellowships, one as Chief Resident in the pulmonary division of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital & Brooklyn Veterans Administration Medical Center and the second one as Honorary Registrar at Hammersmith Hospital Royal Postgraduate Medical Center, London, England. He also completed an internship in internal medicine at SUNY Downstate.



Dr. Sanders has over 20 years of medical experience and has published more than 20 times in his career.


Patient Testimonial



Dr. Sanders, like all of my doctors at Weill Cornell Medicine, is the best. He will spend time after hours finding and treating your medical concerns. You know you have the best when other doctors compliment him as one of THE BEST.... - Rose Harden


I have been a patient of Dr. Sanders since 2000. I trust his knowledge and skill with my life.  - Gini





Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

J. J. Smith Memorial Award Presented by housestaff for excellence in Teaching (1993, 2004)


Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Senior List; presented by medical students for excellence In Teaching (1998,2000,2001,2003,2005,2007)


Leonard P. Tow Humanism Award; Presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Weill Cornell Medical College, New York (2006)         


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease)

Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1976


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor 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
  • AgeWell New York
  • 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)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported