Son H. McLaren, MD

Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Dr. Son H. McLaren is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (in Emergency Medicine) on the investigator track at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is a graduate of the Weill Cornell Medical College and earned a Master of Science degree from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She completed her residency in pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medicine and fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital / Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Dr. McLaren’s primary research focuses on respiratory viral infections and the use of novel diagnostic tests to improve clinical outcomes in young infants and vulnerable children. She has been the principal investigator and co-investigator of multicenter research through national (Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee) and international (Pediatric Emergency Research Network) pediatric emergency medicine research networks.

Dr. McLaren is board-certified in both pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine and practices as an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics( in Emergency Medicine) at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Female

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  • Aetna Signature Administrators
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  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
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  • POS
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  • POS
  • PPO


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  • PPO
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  • Vytra

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  • EPO

Local 1199

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  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Cornell University Medical College
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Research Interests

  • Diagnostic testing of invasive bacterial infections
  • Epidemiology of respiratory and enteric viral infections
  • Prediction of severe clinical outcomes in immuno-compromised pediatric patients