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


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Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Nephrology


  • High Blood Pressure In Pregnancy
  • Hypertension, Renal


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 Yale 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.



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


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology)

Clinical and 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
  • Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

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


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
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • 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
  • Fidelis Care
  • 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 - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Services:
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