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Dr. Kenneth Prager

  • Visiting Lecturer, MSIH
  • Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Ethics, Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Kenneth Prager is Professor of Medicine, Director of Medical Ethics, and Chair of the Medical Ethics Committee at Columbia University Medical Center. He spent two years in the Indian health Service practicing general medicine on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota after his medical internship. Dr. Prager held clandestine medical clinics in the Soviet Union during a visit to Refuseniks in 1986, and later set up the first U.S. – Soviet medical student exchange program between Columbia P&S and the First Moscow Medical Academy.  He has received numerous honors for his patient care, clinical expertise, teaching, and contributions to organ donation. Among these are The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and the Columbia University Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Prager is a regular guest lecturer at MSIH.

Research Interests

  • Pulmonary disease medicine
  • Medical ethics

Education and Training

  • B.A., Columbia University
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Chief Residency, University of Chicago, Department of Medicine, Billings Hospital