Fernando Kawai, MD

 Dr Kawai is a Geriatrician and Palliative Care physician and works as an attending physician and Core Faculty member of the New York Hospital Queens/Cornell University Medical College Internal Medicine Residency Program.  He graduated from the Harvard Geriatrics Fellowship program at Harvard Medical School– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and completed his Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto ,CA. Dr Kawai also worked for two years as an Instructor in Medicine/ Academic Hospitalist  at Harvard Medical School/ Mt Auburn Hospital. Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dr Kawai completed residency and Chief Medical Residency in Internal Medicine at New York Medical College/Metropolitan Hospital Program. He presented much of his work at national meetings of the American Geriatrics Society and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
 
He has extensive volunteer experience providing medical care to a number of Indian Tribes in the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil. He has been recognized with numerous awards including the "New Clinician Educator Award" from Harvard Medical School and also a “Leadership Recognition Award” from Stanford University, and an award for “Exceptional Humanistic Qualities", and “Merit of Honor” for his work with underserved minorities

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