Ronald E. Drusin, MD

Cardiovascular Disease (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
Languages: French
Office Phone: (212) 305-5371
One of America's Top Doctors


Ronald E. Drusin, MD is Vice Dean for Education and the Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Union College he came to P&S as a medical student. His postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology has been within Columbia affiliated hospitals, Bellevue Hospital Center and the Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Drusin served two years with the U. S. Public Health Service assigned to the CDC where he worked in clinical research related to sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. He completed his cardiology fellowship in 1973 and joined the P&S faculty. He is a founding member of the Heart Transplant Program at Columbia and divides his clinical responsibilities between his cardiology practice and heart transplantation.

For many years he was director of the cardiology section of the second year course in pathophysiology. Dr. Drusin is the co-course director of the fourth year seminar course in Advanced Pathophysiology. He has chaired the P&S Curriculum Committee since 1985 and was appointed Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs in 1992. He has served as Vice Dean for Education since August of 2008.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]


CIGNA [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]

Local 1199


Medicare [Medicare]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center


Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-5371

Fax: (212) 305-1672

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Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine at CUMC