Desmond A. Jordan, MD

Board Certifications: 
Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology (in Biomedical Informatics) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


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

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI
  • Internship: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Doctor of the Year, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 2004
  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Anesthesia, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 2004
  • Commissioned Surgeon, Unites States Public Health Service, 1984
  • Commissioned Officer Award, Unites States Public Health Service, 1984
  • United States Public Health Service Outstanding Service Citation, 1983


Selected Publications

  • Sameer Malhotra, Desmond Jordan and Vimla L. Patel, Workflow Modeling in Critical Care: Piecing your own puzzle. AMIA Symp. Sept, 2005.
  • N. Elhadad, K. McKeown, D. Kaufaman, D. Jordan. Facilitating Physicians' Access to Information via Tailored Text Summarization, AMIA Symp. Sept, 2005.
  • Mark Graham, Tate Kubose, Desmond Jordan, Jiajie Zhang, Todd Johnson, & Vimla Patel. Heuristic Evaluation of Infusion Pumps: Implications for Patient Safety, Accepted for publication, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Sept, 2004.
  • D. A. Jordan, MD, G. Whelan, B. Bell, K. McKeown, S. Feiner. An Evaluation of Automatically Generated Briefings of Patient Status, Paper presentation, Proceedings of MedInfo, JAMIA, 227-31, Sept, 2004.
  • MR Sukernik, MD, R. Frumento, PhD, B.Mets, MD, D.A. Jordan, MD, E. Bennett-Guerrero, MD Intraoperative Diagnosis of a Patent Foramen Ovale in a Patient Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. J Card and Vasc Anesth 18(1): 101-106: 2004.
  • D.A. Jordan, MD, K. McKeown, K. Concepcion, S. Feiner, V. Hatzivassiloglou. Generation and evaluation of Intraoperative Inferences for Automated Health Care Briefings on Patient Status After Bypass Surgery. Yearbook of Medical Informatics: Quality of Health Care, The Role of Informatics, IMIA, pp 406-419, April,2003.
  • Andre W. Kushniruk, Min-Yen Kan, Kathleen R. McKeown, Judith L. Klavans, Desmond Jordan, Mark LaFlamme, Vimla L.Patel. Usability Evaluation of an Experimental Text Summarization System and Three Search Engines: Implications for the Reengineering of Health Care Interfaces AMIA Symp. Nov, 2002.
  • Tate Kubose, V. Patel, Desmond Jordan, Dynamic Adaptation to Critical Care Medical Enviroment Error Recovery as Cognitive Activity. 24th annual meeting of the cognitive science society CogSci2002, Aug 8-10, 2002.
  • S. Teufel, V. Hatzivassiloglou, K. McKeown, D. Jordan, K. Dumm, S. Sigelman, A. Kushniruk. Personalized Retrieval of Journal Articles for patient Care. AMIA winter congress, A Medical Informatics Odyssey Visions of the Future, Lessons from the Past, The 25th Anniversary Meeting, Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, Nov 3-7, 2001.
  • K. McKeown, S-F Chang, J. Cimino, S. Feiner, C. Friedman, L. Gravano, V. Hatzivassiloglou, S. Johnson, D. Jordan, J. Klavans, A. Kushniruk. V. Patel, and S. Teufel. PERSIVAL: A System for Personalized Search and Summarization over Multimedia Healthcare Information. JCDL 2001 (ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries), Roanoke, VA, June 24-28, 2001.
  • D. A. Jordan, MD, K. McKeown, K. Concepcion, S. Feiner, V. Hatzivassiloglou. Generation and evaluation of Intraoperative Inferences for Automated Health Care Briefings on Patient Status After Bypass Surgery. J. Am. Med. Inform. Assoc. 8:267-280: 2001.
  • K. McKeown, D. Jordan, MD, S. Feiner, J. Shaw, E. Chen, S. Ahmad, A. Kushniruk, V. Patel. A Study of Communication In the Cardiac Surgery intensive Care Unit and its Implications for Automated Briefing. AMIA Symp. Nov, 570-574, 2000.
  • W. Schechter. A. Navedo, D. Jordan. Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesla in a Developing Country. Pediatric Anesthesia 8(4): 283-292, 1998.
  • K. McKeown, D. A. Jordan, MD. Generating Patient-Specific Summaries of Online Literature. Intelligent Text Summarization. American Association of Artifical Intelligence (AAAI), March: 6-8: 1998.
  • D. Goldstein, R. Ashton, J. Slater, M. Pearson, A. Seldomridge, D. D'alessandro, D. Jordan, M. Oz. Venoarterial Shunting for the Treatment of Right-Sided Circulatory Failure Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement. Annals of Surgery 230: 221-225, 1997.
  • K. McKcown, S. Pan, J. Shaw, D. Jordan, B. Allen. Language Generation for Multimedia HealthCare Briefings. In Proceedings of the ACL Conference on Applied Natural Language, Washington, April:25-33: 1997.
  • K. Horiuchi, D. Jordan, D. Cohen, C. Weissman, Insights into the increased oxygen demand during chest physiotherapy. Critical Care Med. 25(8):1347-1351, 1997.
  • M. Dalal, S. Feiner, K. McKcown, D. Jordan, B. Allen, Y. AISafadi. Magic: An Experimental System for Generating Multimedia Briefings about Post-Bypass Patient Status. AMIA Oct: 684-688, 1996.
  • D. GoldStein, S. Mullis, E. Delphin, N. El-Amir,  R. Ashton, M. Gardocki, D. Jordan, K. Catanese,  H. Levin, E. Rose, M. Oz. Noncardiac Surgery in Long-Term Implantable Left Ventricular Assist-Device Recipients. Annals of Surgery, Vol. 222, No. 2 pp203-207, 1995.
  • D. A. Jordan, MD, E. Delphin, MD, E. Rose, MD. Prophylactic EACA Minimizes Blood Replacement Therapy. Anesth & Analg 80:827-830, 1995.