Kerry Anne Esquitin, MD, FACC, FASE, FACP, RPVI

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
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Kerry A. Esquitin, MD, FACC, FASE, FACP, RPVI is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center with clinical expertise in general cardiology and cardiovascular imaging.  Her academic work is dedicated to medical education.  Dr. Esquitin is the Director of the Advanced Echocardiography Fellowship Program at CUIMC.  She is an Associate Program Director of both the Cardiology Fellowship and Internal Medicine Residency Programs.  At the Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Esquitin is Section Director of Cardiology in The Body…in Health and Disease course.  

Dr. Esquitin’s clinical expertise in general cardiology includes management of hypertension, cholesterol disorders, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure and other cardiomyopathies.  Dr. Esquitin provides comprehensive, individualized care to each of her patients and places an emphasis on nutrition and fitness as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle.  At the medical center, Dr. Esquitin is an attending in the Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratory.  She is highly skilled in transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), stress echocardiography, 3D imaging, and vascular ultrasound.  

Dr. Esquitin completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University and was recognized as a Graduate with Distinction.  She earned her medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she received the Eileen Gong Weiner Award for Compassionate Care.  Dr. Esquitin pursued her fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Beth Israel Medical Center, followed by advanced training in echocardiography at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.   

Dr. Esquitin holds leadership roles in the American College of Physicians (ACP): at the national level, she sits on the Internal Medicine Scientific Planning Committee to develop the cardiology content for the ACP Annual Meetings (2021, 2023).  Regionally, she is an active member of the Education Committee for the New York chapter of the ACP.  Dr. Esquitin has been invited to national and regional conferences hosted by the American College of Physicians and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation to speak on topics related to cardiovascular disease.  As a highly regarded medical educator, Dr. Esquitin was awarded Teacher of the Year in the Division of Cardiology in 2016 and she is recognized as a Ewig Clinical Scholar in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Vascular Ultrasound

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Assistant Director, Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratory Operations
  • Assistant Director, Vascular Medicine Laboratory

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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Insurance Accepted


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

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • 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
  • Medicare Managed Care


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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC)

Member, American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)

Member, American College of Physicians (ACP)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Honors & Awards

Teacher of the Year 2016, Division of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center

Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Eileen Gong Weiner Award for Compassionate Care, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

The Dr. Milton C. Engel Prize, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation

Chair, American College of Physicians National Council of Student Members

Hartford/Samuels/AFAR Medical Student Geriatrics Scholar

Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Cornell University