Dr. Robert Kaner, MD

Dr. Robert Kaner, MD

Pulmonary Disease  ·  
Male  ·  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Kaner, MD is a pulmonologist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease and internal medicine.Read his story

Weill Cornell Pulmonary Associates

425 E 61st St Fl 4

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kaner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Interstitial Lung Disease
more than 87% of peers
Pulmonary Function Test
more than 57% of peers

Dr. Kaner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Kaner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kaner "Dr. Kaner is Associate Attending Physician at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Center and Assciate Professor ofClinical Medicine and Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has expertise in interstitial lung diseases suchas idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and including those due to connective tissue diseases and directs a multidisciplinaryinterstitial lung disease conference. He has clinical expertise in lung complications of conditions such as HIV, cancer andcancer treatment including chemotherapy, radiation and bone marrow transplantation. He is the medical director of the Ventilator Management Team. Dr. Kaner is the Principal Investigator of the Weill-Cornell site of the National Instituteof Health (NIH)-sponsored Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Research Network, one of 11 in the US and the only center in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region of the country. He is the project leader of an NIH-sponsored study of the molecular basisof accelerated emphysema development in HIV-1 positive smokers, which is part of a Specialized Center of Clinically Oriented Research for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) directed by Dr. R. Crystal. He has served as principal investigator of NIH-sponsored basic research in mechanisms of vascular permeability in the lung and interactions of human alveolar macrophageswith HIV-1. He has participated in multi-center research studies in severe sepsis and nosocomial pneumonia. Dr. Kaner is committed to research into the application of cutting edge molecular techniques to advance the understanding of pathophysiology, as well as to further improve the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kaner "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

5  Conditions Treated

  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Respiratory Failure

8  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Lung Spirometry
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Smoking Cessation Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kaner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaner to family and friends
9 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kaner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

One of the best MDs I have Ever encounter. I am 76 and have a terminal illness.
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Dr Kaner is an amazing doctor, having suffered with asthma since my late teens, he is the one doctor who was able to control my asthma. He spent a lot of time answering all my questions, making sure prescriptions would be affordable under my insurance and always reassured me to call if I ever...more
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I discovered Dr. Kaner by watching a YouTube Video. I was so impressed that I made an appointment with Dr. Kaner. Last Friday, Dr. Kaner spent 50 minutes with me. He virwsed my 2014 CT Scan, read four PFT reports, asked most pertinent questions, and made a thorough physical exam. He ordered a new...more
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Wait time exceeded 2 hours on occassion. His personality was poor...directed his attention to the computer screen when conversing with me as opposed to actually talking with me. Extremely chaotic office environment where he was obviously triple booked for his appointments which contributed to the...more
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