Kaylan Christianer, MD

Expertise in: 
Primary Care
Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Primary Care

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Medical Director, Columbia Primary Care | Harkness
  • Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Kaylan Christianer is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. A native of Northern California, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California at Davis, and later attended medical school Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. Since 2018 she has been on faculty at the Division of General Medicine during which she helped develop a new primary care practice at the Harkness Pavilion on the main campus of the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Christianer's academic interests include medical education, geriatrics and palliative care, and promoting the advancement of women in medicine. She enjoys developing longitudinal relationships with her patients including management of complex diseases in older adults, with a focus on maintaining functionality and quality of life.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:


Columbia Primary Care Harkness Pavilion
180 Fort Washington
New York, NY 10033
Disabled Accessible

Insurance Accepted


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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

2017-2018 Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center

2017 Arnold P. Gold Resident Teaching Award, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons

2015 Housestaff Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Columbia University Medical Center Department of Medicine

2015 Arnold P. Gold Resident Teaching Award, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons

2014 Paul Sherlock Prize in Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College