Ramin Asgary, MD, MPH, FASTMH, an Internist and Preventive Medicine Specialist with Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospitals and Community Medicine Program of NYU Langone School of Medicine

Get to know Internist Dr. Ramin Asgary, who serves patients in New York, New York.

A well-versed internist, Dr. Asgary’s training and expertise is in internal medicine, preventive medicine & tropical medicine and travel health. He is a part of the care team at Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates in New York, New York.

The care team at Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates provides a wide range of ambulatory and hospital-based healthcare to adults in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The team care of Community Medicine Program at NYU Langone provides healthcare to homeless adults through several New York City homeless shelter clinics. The care teams meet the healthcare needs of the entire family through programs that focus on primary and specialized medical care, dentistry, and social support services.

Among his academic appointments, Dr. Asgary is currently on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College as an Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and teaches Clinical Medicine, Cancer Screening, and Community-Oriented Healthcare and Immigrant Health; an Associate Professor of Global Health at George Washington University and teaches courses in Humanitarian Health and Epidemic and Pandemic Response; an Adjunct Professor at Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University; and a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He has taught courses in Clinical Medicine and Epidemiology, Cancer Screening, Global Health, Ethics and Humanitarian Assistance, and Healthcare of Refugees, Immigrants, and Homeless. 

Dr. Asgary graduated with his medical degree from School of Medicine of Tehran University. He completed his Master of Public Health degree from Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University in 2003, his residency in Internal Medicine and Social Medicine at Montefiore Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2003, and his Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Travel Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2004.

Furthering his education, he completed his subspecialty fellowship in Preventive Medicine and his Master in Public Health in Community Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2004 and 2005. Thereafter, studying at New York University, he completed a Diploma in Comparative Effectiveness Research in 2013, his Master of Science degree in Clinical and Translational Research in 2014, and his postdoctoral fellowship training in Primary Care Research in 2014.

A Fellow of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (FASTMH), Dr. Asgary is board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in 2003, certified in Tropical Medicine and Travel Health in 2005, and board-certified in Preventive Medicine in 2005. The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Since 2000, Dr. Asgary has been working with and researching the healthcare of refugees, immigrants and the homeless, and has developed related training curricula for students and resident-physicians. He started working in humanitarian contexts with humanitarian agencies and Doctors Without Borders in 1997 as field physician, project director, medical director, and health and research advisor in more than a dozen projects in regions including Eurasia/Former Soviet states, South East Asia, Sub-Saharan/East/South Africa, and South/Central America. 

In his professional experience, Dr. Asgary is a Governing Councilor for American Public Health Association; Past-President for Global Health of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; and Vice-Chair of Institutional Ethics Review Board for International Rescue Committee. He served on the Board of Directors of Doctors Without Borders-USA from 2012 to 2018, and is a Senior Health Advisor/Referent for the organization.

His current domestic research includes: Hospital Acquired Infections and Epidemiology, Clinical Evidence-based Medicine and Cancer Screening, Health Disparities and Healthcare of Homeless and Immigrants, and Medical Education Research and Global Health Curriculum. His international research includes:  Refugee Health and Humanitarian Assistance; Cervical Cancer Screening and mHealth (Ghana, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Malawi); Women’s and Reproductive Health (Madagascar, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi); and Ethics and Accountability. 

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They manage and prevent common and complex diseases by providing comprehensive care and promoting overall well-being.

Learn More about Dr. Ramin Asgary:

Through his profiles at Weill Cornell Medicine, https://weillcornell.org/raasgary or through NYU Langone, https://nyulangone.org/doctors/1235353053/ramin-asgary  or FindTopDoc 


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