Cara L. Agerstrand, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Agerstrand's C.V.

Bio

Dr. Cara L. Agerstrand is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, & 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 Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

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 CO2 removal, critical care outcomes, and the pulmonary effects of air pollution.

Education and Training

Undergraduate:
B.S. in Biology and History, University of Michigan,  Ann Arbor, MI, 1997-2001
Medical School:
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 2002-2006
Residency:
Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2006-2009
Fellowship(s):
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, 2009-2012

Clinical

For appointments: 

To initate a transfer request, physicians should call 1-800-NYP-STAT which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • General pulmonary Medicine
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Extracorporeal CO2 Removal for Respiratory failure
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Sepsis

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 2009
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 2011
  • Critical Care Medicine Diplomate, 2012 (eligible)

 

Research

Research Interests

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

Funding

  • Stony World-Herbert Fund

Selected Publications

  1. 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.
  2. Miller RL, Agerstrand CL. Targeting of household air pollution: Interpretation of RESPIRE. Lancet. 2011, Nov 12; 378(9804):1682-4. PMID: 22078673.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.

*Please see CV for complete list of publications