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Yesim Y. Demirdag, MD

Board Certifications: 
Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics, Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics
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Treats Children
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(212) 305-2300

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics

Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  • Adult Allergy and Immunology
  • Eczema
  • Food Allergy
  • Drug Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Allergic Rhinitis

Education & Training

  • 1990 Ankara Medical School
  • Residency: Louisiana State Univ Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • Bravo Award, Press Ganey top three percentile provider award, 2012
  • USIDNet (US Immunodeficiency Network) short-term training award, 2008

About Yesim Demirdag

Dr. Yesim Demirdag is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Dr. Demirdag was born and educated in Turkey. She graduated with honors from the Akdeniz University School of Medicine in Antalya, Turkey, and completed her training in allergy and immunology at Louisiana State University. Dr. Demirdag's clinical research focuses on primary immunodeficiencies in children and adults with recurrent ear and sinus infections, growth factors in patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, and genetics of allergic disorders. Her clinical practice focuses on immunodeficiencies in children and adults, as well as food allergies, eczema, drug allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Turkish

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Contact & Locations

1
3959 Broadway
(Central)
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-2300
Fax:
(212) 305-4538
Primary
2
51 West 51st Street
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(212) 326-3352

Research

Research Interests

  • Primary immunodeficiencies
  • Food Allergy
  • Drug Allergy
  • Eczema

Selected Publications

Should newborns be screened for immunodeficiency?: lessons learned from infants with recurrent otitis media.
Yilmaz-Demirdag Y., Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2011 Dec;11(6):491-8. doi: 10.1007/s11882-011-0221-8. Review.
 
Does heredity determine the allergy manifestation or the sensitisation to a specific allergen?
Yilmaz-Demirdag Y, Prather B, Bahna SL., Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2010 Mar-Apr;38(2):56-9. doi: 10.1016/j.aller.2009.07.003. Epub 2009 Oct 22.
 
Interleukin-2 treatment for persistent cryptococcal meningitis in a child with idiopathic CD4(+) T lymphocytopenia. Yilmaz-Demirdag Y, Wilson B, Lowery-Nordberg M, Bocchini JA Jr, Bahna SL, Allergy Asthma Proc. 2008 Jul-Aug;29(4):421-4. doi: 10.2500/aap.2008.29.3143. Erratum in: Allergy Asthma Proc. 2008 Nov-Dec;29(6):675.