Keith R Brenner, MD

Expertise in: 
Cancer Care, Pulmonology
Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
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Overview

Dr. Brenner graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and performed postgraduate training at Columbia University Medical Center, completing residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Dr. Brenner’s focus is on providing excellent care to patients with pulmonary disease in the office and hospital setting. His clinical interests include interventional bronchoscopy, lung cancer screening, COPD, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. He participates in research studies of COPD treatment, bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema, and novel applications of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a treatment for respiratory failure.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Advanced Bronchoscopy
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • 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

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Honors & Awards

2005 Alpha Omega Alpha
2008 Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
2008-2009 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center
2011 American Thoracic Society Travel Award

Research

Dr. Brenner's focus is on providing excellent care to patients with pulmonary disease in the office and hospital setting. He is trained in advanced procedures to diagnose malignant and non-malignant chest conditions and to treat specific complications of advanced thoracic cancers. His research interest is in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a treatment for severe respiratory failure and the new application of this technology to patients with COPD.

Research Interests

  • ECMO for ARDS
  • Extracorporeal CO2 removal for COPD exacerbation
  • Long-term outcomes after ECMO for ARDS

Selected Publications

Brenner K, Cunningham J, Bacchetta M, Brodie D. Catheter Associated Deep Vein Thrombosis And Level Of Anticoagulation In Adult Patients Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation For Respiratory Failure. American Thoracic Society. May 2012. Abstract 27987.
Brenner K, Baldwin MR, Agerstrand CL, Burkart KM, Bulman WA, Bacchetta MD, 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 183; 2011:A1648.
Baldwin MR, Bacchetta M, Brodie HD, Brenner K, Agerstrand C.L., Burkart K.M., Bulman W.A., 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 183; 2011:A1649.
Agerstrand CA, Baldwin MR, Brodie HD Brenner K, Agerstrand C.L., Burkart K.M., Bulman W.A. 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 183; 2011:A1655.
Brenner K, Yip C, Cole S. A 25 year old pregnant woman with a large lung mass. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 181; 2010:A6873.
Keating CL, Wang S, Brenner K, Wang T, Powell C, Circulating Progenitor Cells in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients. American Thoracic Society. May 2008. Abstract 542.
Zimmer M, Ebert BL, Neil C, Brenner K, Papaioannou I, Melas A, Tolliday N, Lamb J, Pantopoulos K, Golub T, Iliopoulos O. Small-molecule inhibitors of HIF-2a translation links its 5'UTR ironresponsive element to oxygen sensing. Molecular Cell. 2008. 32: 838-48.
Abukhdeir AM, Vitolo MI, Argani P, De Marzo AM, Karakas B, Konishi H, Gustin JP, Lauring J, Garay JP, Pendleton C, Konishi Y, Blair BG, Brenner K, Garrett-Mayer E, Carraway H, Bachman KE, Park BH. Tamoxifen-stimulated growth of breast cancer due to p21 loss. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science. 2008. 105: 288-93.
Huang Y, Keen JC, Pledgie A, Marton LJ, Zhu T, Sukumar S, Park BH, Blair B, Brenner K, Casero RA Jr, Davidson NE. Polyamine analogues down-regulate estrogen receptor alpha expression in human breast cancer cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2006. 281:19055-63.
Abukhdeir AM, Blair BG, Brenner K, Karakas B, Konishi H, Lim J, Sahasranaman V, Huang Y, Keen J, Davidson N, Vitolo MI, Bachman KE, Park BH. Physiologic estrogen receptor alpha signaling in non-tumorigenic human mammary epithelial cells. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2005. 99:23-33.