Physician’s Profile

Top Doctor: 

David L. Diuguid, MD

Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Pathology & Cell Biology

Dr. Diuguid received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College where he graduated cum laude. He matriculated at Weill Cornell and received his medical degree in 1979. He did residency at Boston University Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident from 1982 to 1983. He then completed his fellowship training at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and served on the faculty there for three years before coming to Columbia. Dr. Diuguid cares for patients with both bleeding and clotting disorders with a special emphasis on patients with a history of increased risk of clotting problems. He also cares for patients with hematological malignancies including lymphoma, acute and chronic leukemia, and myeloma. He currently is involved in patient care, clinical research, and teaching on the hematology service. He serves as Head of the Coagulation Service and is also Head of the Section of Hematology.


Board Certificates
Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine
Areas of Expertise:
  • Cancer Care
  • Anemia
  • Anemia, Iron Deficiency
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hematology
  • Hematologic Malignancy
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • MGUS (Monoclonal Gammopathy of Unknown Significance)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Thrombosis
Honors & Awards:

5/1969                        Rensselear Medal

9/1970                        Bausch and Lomb Science Award

9/1971 to 6/1975        National Achievement Scholarship Award

4/1977                        Mosby Book Award

4/2006                        Senior Faculty Housestaff Award for Teaching Excellence

6/2006                        Ewig Award for Teaching Excellence (Mid-Career)

1/2008                        Hope Sheridan Associate Professor of Clinical Hematology

10/2009                      Outstanding Physician, Department of Nursing, NY Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Medical Center