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Ronald E. Drusin, MD

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Ronald E. Drusin, MD
Ronald E. Drusin, MD

Ronald E. Drusin, MD is Vice Dean for Education and the Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Union College he came to P&S as a medical student. His postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology has been within Columbia affiliated hospitals, Bellevue Hospital Center and the Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Drusin served two years with the U. S. Public Health Service assigned to the CDC where he worked in clinical research related to sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. He completed his cardiology fellowship in 1973 and joined the P&S faculty. He is a founding member of the Heart Transplant Program at Columbia and divides his clinical responsibilities between his cardiology practice and heart transplantation.

For many years he was director of the cardiology section of the second year course in pathophysiology. Dr. Drusin is the co-course director of the fourth year seminar course in Advanced Pathophysiology. He has chaired the P&S Curriculum Committee since 1985 and was appointed Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs in 1992. He has served as Vice Dean for Education since August of 2008.

Primary Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease (Board Certified)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine
Education And Training
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Clinical Expertise
Adult Cardiology
General Internal Medicine
Cardiology Consultation
High Blood Pressure
Cholesterol Management
Heart Disease
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Local 1199
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-5371
Primary Office
Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
Floor: 6
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-5371
Fax: (212) 305-1672
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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