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Our Physicians

Prashant Ponda, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI-Allergy *

Prashant Ponda, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI-Allergy *

Dr. Prashant Ponda received his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. After completing an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, Dr. Ponda went on to complete a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Ponda is board certified in Allergy/Immunology and participates in the maintenance of certification program. He has been promoted to a Fellow of both the American Academy and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Dr. Ponda is the recipient of many distinctive awards and honors, including membership in the Leo M. Davidoff Society for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Medical Students. He has authored a number of papers in prestigious publications including: Nature Reviews Immunology, Nature Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Journal of Autoimmunity, and Current Molecular Medicine.

Dr. Ponda has been a principal investigator or investigator for over 30 clinical research studies. He also peer-reviews manuscripts submitted for publication to The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), the top-ranked allergy journal in the world, and its sister publication JACI: In Practice. He has reviewed over 100 manuscripts.

Dr. Ponda sees both pediatric and adult patients in our Fishkill and New Windsor locations for evaluation and treatment of all allergic conditions. Dr. Ponda has been named a Favorite Doc by Hudson Valley Parent Magazine and a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. He is also a member of the New York State Trooper Police Surgeons Group.

Dr. Ponda lives in New York City and trains at Tiger Schulmann’s Martial Arts where he holds the rank of first degree MMA black belt. In addition, Dr. Ponda himself had environmental allergies and oral allergy syndrome (now resolved with allergy shots) and has eczema and can relate to how you feel.

If you are interested in making an appointment with Dr. Prashant Ponda, or would like more information from one of our staff specialists, please call our office:

Dr. Ponda was featured in an article, click to read: The Pollenpocalypse Is Coming: What to Do When It Strikes

Prashant Ponda, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI-Allergy * accepts the following insurance plans:

New Windsor Office:

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • Bright Health
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Clover
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199
  • Longevity
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • MVP Essential
  • MVP Medicaid
  • MVP
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • United Healthcare Northwell Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Family Health
  • Wellcare