Phyllis August   Full-Time WCMC Faculty

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Phyllis August MD, MPH is the Ralph A Baer MD Professor of Research in Medicine .   She is a Professor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell. Dr. August graduated from Harvard College and Yale Medical School.  She completed her internship at Yalen New Haven Hospital and Residency and Fellowship in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Hypertension at The New York Hosptial.  She received a Masters in Public Health from  the Harvard School of Public Health.    She is the Director of the Weill-Cornell Hypertension Center and is the Program Director for the Nephrology Fellowship at  New York Presbyterian-Cornell Campus. She is the Theresa Lang Director of the Lang Center for Research and Education at New York Hospital Queens.

Dr. August’s research has focused on blood pressure regulation in pregnancy, hypertension in pregnancy, hypertension associated with kidney disease, and kidney disease associated with pregnancy.   Her clinical practice at Weill Cornell is largely devoted to hypertension, kidney disease, and obstetric hypertension and kidney disorders, hypertension


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Grants awarded

  • TGF-beta1, Renal Disease and Hypertension  awarded by National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute Principal Investigator 2000 - 2006
  • Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Principal Investigator 2003 - 2005
  • CHS Clinical Research Felloship (Hypertension in Pregnancy) Principal Investigator 2004
  • Evaluation of a Patient-Centered Electronic Medical Record in a Medicaid Special Needs Program  awarded by Health Resources & Services Administration Key Personnel 2002 - 2007
  • Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Biomarker Discovery and Novel Therapeutics  awarded by Qatar National Research Fund Principal Investigator Subaward 2012 - 2015
  • BARI II: A trial of revasc & glycemic control in NIDDM  awarded by National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute Principal Investigator Subaward 2003 - 2004



Primary Affiliation

  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University