Timothy Laux, MD

Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine
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Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, Tim Laux is happy to return to New York after completing medical school in Pittsburgh, Internal Medicine residency in St. Louis (Barnes Jewish Hospital) and global health fellowship (through UCSF) splitting time between the Dine / Navajo Nation (Fort Defiance, AZ) and rural east-central India. He is committed long term to work and research related to global health and health equity. He is excited to be part of CUMC.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • 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

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Internship: Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University
  • Residency: Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University
  • Fellowship: University of California - San Francisco

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Research

Selected Publications

ORIGINAL, PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS IN PRINT OR OTHER MEDIA

Laux TS, Patil S. “Predictors of Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes Among a Retrospective Cohort in Rural, Central India.” J Clin Tuberc Other Mycobact Dis. 2018; 12: 41–7.

Laux TS, Barnoya J, Cipriano E, Herrera E, Lopez N, Sanchez Polo V, Rothstein M. “Prevalence of chronic kidney disease of non-traditional causes in patients on hemodialysis in southwest Guatemala. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2016;39(4):186 – 93. 

Laux TS, Barnoya J, Guerrero DR, Rothstein M. “Dialysis enrollment patterns in Guatemala: evidence of the chronic kidney disease of non-traditional causes epidemic in Mesoamerica.” BMC Nephrol. 2015 Apr 14;16(1):54.

Laux TS, Bert PJ, González M, Unruh M, Aragon A, Lacourt CT. “Prevalence of obesity, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption by socioeconomic status among six communities in Nicaragua.” Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2012; 32(3): 217–255.

Laux TS, Bert PJ, González M, Unruh M, Aragon A, Torres Lacourt, C. “Prevalence of Hypertension in Six Nicaraguan Communities and Associated Risk Factors.” Ethn Dis. 2012; 22(2): 129-135. 

Laux TS, Bert PJ, Barreto Ruiz GM, González M, Unruh M, Aragon A, Torres Lacourt, C.  “Nicaragua revisited: evidence of lower prevalence of chronic kidney disease in a high-altitude, coffee-growing village.” J Nephrol 2012; 25(4): 533-540.

OTHER PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS IN PRINT OR OTHER MEDIA

Laux TS. “Stories from the Field: A Strange Calculus.” American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. Accepted July 2, 2018. IN PRESS.

Phutke G, Laux TS, Jain P, Jain Y. Ultrasound in rural India: a failure of the best intentions. Indian J Med Ethics. Published online on May 18, 2018.

Laux TS. “Potential Role for Institutional Review Boards in Curbing Medical Voluntourism in Global Health at American Academic Centers.” Journal of Global Health. Fall 2016. 7(1): 31-5. 

Laux TS. “The Art of Letting Go and the Mandate of Going Further.” National Medical Journal of India. January/February 2016. 29(1): 30-1.

Laux TS. “Meeting Death.” Journal of General Internal Medicine. May 2013. 28(5): 741-2.

BOOKS/TEXTBOOKS FOR MEDICAL OR SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

Laux TS, Jain Y, editors on behalf of Jan Swasthya Sahyog / The HEAL Initiative. “Outpatient Empiric Antibiotics Guide for Low Resource Settings in India (Version 1).” Available online at: http://www.jssbilaspur.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Outpatie... . November 2017.

Laux TS, Jain Y, editors on behalf of Jan Swasthya Sahyog / The HEAL Initiative. “Inpatient Empiric Antibiotics Guide for Low Resource Settings in India (Version 1).” Available online at: http://www.jssbilaspur.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Inpatien... . November 2017.

Jan Swasthya Sahyog. “The Art of Letting Go and the Mandate of Going Further.” Chronicles from Central India: An Atlas of Rural Health. Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh: 2016. Print.

Jan Swasthya Sahyog. “The Walking Stick Sign.” Chronicles from Central India: An Atlas of Rural Health. Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh: 2016. Print.

CASE REPORTS

Ghali BW, Laux TS, Phutke GB, Souza RD, Jain P. “Successful Treatment of Acute Liver Failure due to Yellow Phosphorus Ingestion in a Rural, Low Resource Setting”. Biomed J Sci &Tech Res. 4(4)- 2018. DOI: 10.26717/ BJSTR.2018.04.001072.

Tolokh I, Laux TS, Kim D. “A Case of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Following Chikungunya Virus Infection.” Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Aug 5;93(2):401-3. (Corresponding Author)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Jain Y, Laux T, Patil S. Letter to the Editor: “Household-Contact Investigation for Detection of Tuberculosis in Vietman.” New England Journal of Medicine. 2018 May 31; 378(22):2140. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1804977.

OTHER MEDIA

Laux T. “The Natural Attorneys of the Electronic Medical Record.” GlobalHealthHub.org. 15 September 2015.

Laux T. “Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemic in Central America.” GlobalHealthHub.org. 12 August 2014.