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Meet the Comprehensive Family Care Center Physicians

Karen L. Warman, MD

Practice Specialty
Medical Education
SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Main Location
Montefiore Medical Group-Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC)
1621 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461-2604
Phone: (718) 405-8040
Fax: (718) 405-8091
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Montefiore Weiler Hospital
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461-2301
Phone: (718) 405-8090
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The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467-2403
Phone: (718) 741-2450
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Academic Title
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Administrative Title
Attending Physician, Academic General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Clinical Focus
Dr. Warman focuses on general pediatrics, with particular expertise in asthma.
Research Focus
Dr. Warman has published work on access to asthma equipment, use of inhaled steroids, risk factors for asthma morbidity, and perception of lung function. She has spoken nationally on these and other topics.

View Dr. Warman's publications on Pubmed

Warman KL, Silver EJ, McCourt MP, Stein REK. (1999). How does home management of asthma exacerbations by parents of inner-city children differ from NHLBI guideline recommendations? Pediatrics, 103 (2), 422-427.

Warman KL. Home management of asthma exacerbations in children. (2000). Journal of Asthma, 37(6), 461-468.

Warman KL, Silver EJ, and Stein REK. (2001). Asthma symptoms, morbidity and anti-inflammatory use in inner-city children. Pediatrics, 108 (2). 277-282.

Warman KL, Jacobs AM and Silver EJ. (2002). If we prescribe it, will it come?: Access to asthma equipment for Medicaid-insured children and adults in the Bronx, NY. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 156(7), 673-7.

Silver EJ, Warman KL, & Stein REK. (2005). The relationship of caretaker anxiety to children’s asthma morbidity and acute care utilization. Journal of Asthma, 42, 379-383.

Warman KL, Silver EJ and Wood P. (2006). Asthma risk factor assessment: What are the needs of inner-city families? Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 97(Suppl 1):S11-S15.

Warman KL, Silver EJ and Wood P. Modifiable Risk Factors for Asthma Morbidity Present in Bronx versus Other Inner-City Children. Journal of Asthma, December 2009, Vol. 46 (10) 995-1000.

Feldman JM, Kutner H, Matte L, Lupkin M, Steinberg D, Sidora-Arcoleo K, Serebrisky D and Warman K. Prediction of peak flow values followed by feedback improves perception of lung function and adherence to inhaled corticosteroids in children with asthma. Thorax 2012;67:1040–1045. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012- 201789.

Feldman, J.M., Steinberg, D., Kutner, H., Eisenberg, N., Hottinger, K., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Warman, K., & Serebrisky, D. Perception of pulmonary function and asthma control: the differential role of child versus caregiver anxiety and depression. Journal of Pediatric Psychology pp. 1–10, 2013.


Karen Warman, MD, MSc, provides general pediatric care for children from infancy through adolescence and teaches medical students and residents.

Dr. Warman is the founder and director of the Pediatric Preventive Asthma Care Program at Montefiore’s Comprehensive Family Care Center. Regionally, she serves on the New York City Asthma Partnership (NYCAP) Steering Committee and co-chairs NYCAP’s Environment Group, which focuses on attaining habitable housing for children with asthma to reduce asthma morbidity. She also serves as a consultant for the American Lung Association-Northeast and the NYC Department of Health. In the latter capacity, she trains school nurses in New York City to manage asthma in the schools.

Dr. Warman has taken a leadership role in several asthma programs. These include: serving as site leader for a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsored, multi-state replication of the National Cooperative Inner-City Asthma Study (NCICAS); conducting the Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) training program; and creating, implementing and evaluating the Asthma Passport Program.

Dr. Warman graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical School and completed her residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, which is now part of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Karen L. Warman, MD, Attending Physician, Academic General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Pediatrics