Close mobile menu×
Close mobile menu

Cara L. Agerstrand, MD

Board Certifications: 
Pulmonary Disease Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine
Not Accepting New Patients
Profile Headshot

Appointments

myColumbiaDoctors

For existing patients, login to make an appointment, view documentation or contact your care provider.

Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education & Training

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

About Cara Agerstrand

Dr. Cara L. Agerstrand is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. She received her MD at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed both her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Agerstrand is committed to providing outstanding care to patients with critical illness and pulmonary disease. She has research and clinical interests in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), extracorporeal CO2removal, critical care outcomes, and the pulmonary effects of air pollution.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

POMCO

  • POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Research

Research Interests

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Extracorporeal CO2 Removal
  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Critical Care Outcomes
  • Air pollution and Asthma

Grants

Stony World-Herbert Fund

Selected Publications

Agerstrand CL, Chillrud SN, Jung KH, Chang HW, Rosa MJ, Moors K, Divjan A, Perzanowski MS, Perera FP, Miller RL. Increased Residential Levels Of Ambient Nickel Are Associated With Asthma-Related Outcomes In Urban Children. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2012; 185: A5681.

Miller RL, Agerstrand CL. Targeting of household air pollution: Interpretation of RESPIRE. Lancet. 2011, Nov 12; 378(9804):1682-4. PMID: 22078673.
 
Agerstrand C, Burkart K, Baldwin M, Bulman W, Brenner K, Bacchetta M, Brodie D. Conservative blood transfusion strategies are effective for the management of adult patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2011, 183: A1655
 
Baldwin M, Bulman W, Agerstrand C, Brenner K, Burkart K, Bacchetta M, Brodie D. Veno-venous extra corporeal membrane oxygenation with bi-caval dual lumen internal jugular catheter permits safe transport of adult patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2011, 183: A1649.
 
Brenner K, Baldwin M, Agerstrand C, Bulman W, Burkart K, Bacchetta M, Brodie D. Improvements in dynamic pulmonary compliance with a very low tidal volume ventilation strategy and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2011, 183: A1648.
 
Kawut, SM, Al-Naamani N, Agerstrand C, Berman Rosenzweig E, Rowan C, Barst RJ, Bergmann S, Horn EM. Determinants of right ventricular ejection fraction in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Chest. 2009, Mar; 135(3):752-9. PMID: 18849396.
 
Bakken AM, Galaria II, Agerstrand CL, Saad WE, Surowiec SM, Singh MJ, Rhodes JM, Lee D, Patel NC, Illig KA, Waldman DL, Davies MG. Percutaneous therapy to maintain dialysis access successfully prolongs functional duration after primary failure. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2007, Jul; 21(4):474-80. PMID: 17499964
 
Agerstrand C, Taubman M. Role of glucocorticoid receptor in mediating the stability of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 mRNA. University of Rochester Medical Center Research Symposium, Rochester, NY, September 2003.