NewYork-Presbyterian Queens


Fernando Kawai, MD

Fernando Kawai, MD

Fernando Kawai, MD

Program Director Emeritus, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Hospitalist, Division of Hospital Medicine | Attending Physician, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine; Geriatrics; Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Academic Appointment:
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School from 2009 to 2011

Practice Began:
Internal Medicine in 2003, Geriatrics in 2008
Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2011

Education and Training:
Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship, Stanford University
Geriatrics Fellowship, Harvard Medical School Division on Aging
Chief Medical Residency and Internal Medicine Residency, New York Medical College
MD and Internal Medicine Residency, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Specialty Society Membership:
American Geriatrics Society, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Year Appointed at NYP Queens:

Academic Interests:
Medical education, Hospital Medicine, Inpatient Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Mindfulness and Contemplative Care, Medical Care of Ethnic minorities

Personal Interests:
Playing Jazz Piano, running and cycling, traveling, spending time with family

Languages Spoken:
Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese