Nitsana A. Spigland, M.D.

Pediatric Surgery
Nitsana Spigland

Dr. Spigland is chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Trauma. She is a Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and an Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is also the Associate Director of medical student education for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Spigland is board certified in both General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Spigland specializes in neonatal congenital malformaties, pediatric thoracic surgery, pediatric surgical oncology and advanced minimal access surgery. Dr. Spigland maintains a busy clinical practice for the last 22 years, and has a strong interest in clinical pediatric surgical research. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Perinatology, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Spigland was named as "Best Doctors" in New York City in 2013 and 2014 in New York Magazine, and was selected as a "New York Superdoctor" in 2012 and 2013, an honor accorded just 5% of all physicians.  Dr. Spigland was named as one of "America's Top Doctors" and "America's Top Doctors for Cancer," by Castle Connolly every year since 2011. She was cited consistently as one of "America's Top Doctors" by US News and World Report, in the top 1% of all physicians in the country. She is in Marquis Who's Who in America, and recently received a Compassionate Doctors Award, an honor accorded just 3% of doctors in America.

Dr. Spigland is a fellow of American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Associations, the Canadian Pediatric Surgical Association, the New York Surgical Society and the Children's Cancer Study Group.


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Dr. Spigland received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her M.D. degree from New York Medical College. She completed her General surgery residency at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and her Pediatric surgical fellowship at St. Justine Children's Hospital in Montreal, Canada in 1989. She subsequently joined the surgical faculty of the UMDNJ -Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In 1995, she relocated to New York City and joined the surgical staff of the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Publications

See Dr. Spigland's research publications
at the National Library of Medicine.

1. Steichen, FM, Spigland, NA, Nunez, D. The modified Duhamel operation for Hirschsprung's disease performed entirely with mechanical sutures. J Pediatric Surgery, 22:436 438, 1987.

2. Spigland, NA, Loubeau, J M. Insertion of indwelling catheters for chronic peritoneal dialysis. Surgery Rounds, 10:72 76, 1987.

3. Spigland, NA, Loubeau, J M. Insertion of indwelling central venous catheters. Surgery Rounds, 11:110 112, 1988.

4. Sonnino, R, Spigland, NA, Guttman, FM. Unusual patterns of congenital neck masses in children, J Pediatric Surgery, 24:966 969, 1989.

5. Spigland, NA, Ducharme, JC, Yazbeck,S. Adnexal torsion in children. J Pediatric Surgery, 24:974 976, 1989.

6. Bourque, M, Spigland, NA, Blanchard,H. Isolated complete transection of the common bile duct due to blunt trauma in a child. J Pediatric Surgery, 24:1068 1070, 1989.

7. Bourque, M, Spigland, NA, Bensoussan, AL, et al. Esophageal leiomyoma in children, J of Pediatric Surgery, 24:1103 1107, 1989.

8. Spigland, NA, Desjardins, JG, Yazbeck, S. Surgical outcome of necrotizing enterocolitis. Pediatric Surgery Int, 5:355 358, 1990.

9. Spigland, NA, Brandt, ML, Yazbeck,S. Malrotation presenting beyond the neonatal period. J Pediatric Surgery, 25:1139 1142, 1990.

10. Spigland, NA, Yazbeck, S. Complications associated with surgical treatment of congenital intrinsic duodenal obstruction. J Pediatric Surgery, 25:1127 1130, 1990.

11. Spigland, NA, DiLorenzo, M, Youssef, S. Malignant thymoma in children: A 20-year review. J Pediatric Surgery, 25:1143 1146, 1990.

12. Spigland, NA, Bensoussan, AL. Aberrant cervical thymus in children: Three case reports and review of the literature. J Pediatric Surgery, 25:1196 1199, 1990.

13. Spigland, NA, Bensoussan, AL, Collin, P, et al. Rectal duplications in children: 2 case reports and review of the literature. Pediatric Surgery Int, 6:370 372, 1991.

14. Brandt, ML, DiLorenzo, M, Spigland, NA, Ouimet, A. Diaphragmatic injury in children. J of Trauma, 32:298 301, 1992.

15. Guzman, ER, Ranzini, A, Day Salvatore, D, Weinberger, B, Spigland, NA, Vintzileos, A. The prenatal ultrasonographic visualization of imperforate anus in a set of monoamniotic twins. J of Ultrasound Med, 14:547 551, 1995.

16. Guzman, ER, Spigland, NA, Day Salvatore, D, et al: Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung, Type 1, associated with hydrops successfully treated with serial aspiration. J of Maternal-Fetal Med, 4:202-208, 1995.

17. Spigland, NA, Greco, RS, Rosenfeld, D. Spontaneous Biliary Perforation: Does external drainage constitute adequate therapy? J Pediatric Surgery, 31:782-784, 1996.

18. Sadoff, J, Hwang, E, Rosenfeld, D, Ettinger, L, and Spigland, NA. Surgical pancreatic complications induced by L-Asparaginase. J Pediatric Surgery, 32:860-863, 1997.

19. Tsai, J., Berkery, L, Wesson, D, Redo, SF, and Spigland, NA. Esophageal Atresia and Tracheo-esophageal Fistula: Surgical experience over two decades. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 64:778-84, 1997.

20. Spigland, NA, Wesson, DE, Kessler, E. Current management of long-gap esophageal atresia. Current Surgery, Volume 54 No. 7:408-411, 1997.

21. Slomovitz, BM, Girotra, M, Aledo, A, Saqi, A, Soslow, RA, Spigland, NA, Caputo, TA. Desmoplastic small round cell tumor with primary ovarian involvement: Case report and review. Gynecologic Oncology 2000, Vol 79(1): 124-128.

22. Weyant, MJ, Eachempati, SR, Maluccio, MD, Spigland, NA, Hydo, LJ, Barie, PS. The use of computed tomography for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children does not influence the overall rate of negative appendectomy. Surgical Infections 2001, Vol 2(1): 19-23.

23. Nadler, EP, Novikov, A, Landzberg, BR, Pochapin, MB, Centeno, B, Fahey, TJ, Spigland, NA. The use of endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of solid pseudopapillary tumors of the pancreas in children. J Pediatric Surgery, 37(1370-1373), 2002.

24. Krauss A, Arvello R, Spigland NA. Octreotide induced hypoxemia and pulmonary hypertension in premature neonates. J Pediatric Surgery, 38(251-253), 2003.

25. Ursea D, Spigland N, Crair T, Goldsmith S, Greifer MJ ,Illueca M, Harbison M. Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) causes feeding failure(FF) in children born small for gestational age (SGA) with in utero growth retardation (IUGR) and Russell Silver Syndrome (RSS). Gastroenterology ,124 (4):A513, 2003.

26. Ursea D, Spigland N, Crair T, Goldsmith S, Illueca M, Greifer MJ, Harbison M. Lessons from our Russell Silver Children. Gastroenterology suppl, Vol. 34, 2003.

27. Cowles, R, Stolar, C, Kandel, J, Weintraub, J, Susman, J, Spigland, NA. Preoperative angiography with embolization and radiofrequency ablation as novel adjuncts to safe surgical resection of a large, vascular sacrococcygeal teratoma. Pediatric Surgery Int-Online Vol 22 (6)(554-556), 2006.

28. Hughes, Duncan B, Ullery, Brant W, Spigland, NA. Formation of a Calcified ?Cast? in a Long-Term Indwelling Central Venous Catheter: Case Report. J. Pediatric Surgery, 41 (1927-1929), 2006.

29. Cellini, C, Hoda, S, and Spigland, NA. Lupus-associated vasculitis manifesting as acute appendicitis in a 16 year old girl. Pediatric Rheumatology Online, 6(10), 2008.

30. Spigland, NA. Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Surgical Experience over three decades. Pediatric Surgery International. Submitted for publication.

31. Spigland, NA, Tsai, JY, Lee,C, Wesson, DE and Redo, SF. Risk factors associated with the development of pan-necrosis in neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Submitted for publication.

32. Spigland, NA, Brandt, ML, Ouimet, A, et al: Intra Abdominal Fluid: A diagnostic clue for unsuspected intestinal and biliary injuries in children.. Submitted for publication.

33. Spigland, NA, Greco, RS. Surgical sequelae of congenital pancreatico-biliary anomalies. Submitted for publication.

34. Shaikh-Naidu, N, Spigland, NA. Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: Report of an association with maternal-ingested risperidone and lorazepam and review of the literature. Submitted for publication.

35. Spigland, NA, Malek, M. Perforated Appendicitis in an infant. Case report and review of the literature. Submitted for publication.

36. Henderson, P, Spigland, NA. Right phrenic nerve injury as a complication of tracheo-esophageal fistula repair. Case Report. Submitted for publication.

37. Jones, D, Spigland NA. Congenital Esophageal Stenosis: another bird's beak. Manuscript in preparation.

Book Chapters:

1. Spigland, NA, Wesson, DE. Anorectal Malformations, in Julia McMillan(ed): Oski's Pediatrics: Principles and Practice, 3. Edition, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 1999, pp 1664-1667

Abstracts & Presentations:

1. Spigland, NA. A retrospective review of 86 neonates with patent ductus arteriosus. Presented at Resident's Night, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, May 1985.

2. Quilici, P., Steichen, F.M., Spigland, NA. The use of dura mater allograft for repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernias. Presented at the Sixth Annual Pediatric Surgical Resident's Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 1985.

3. Spigland, NA, Steichen, FM. A retrospective review of 87 neonates with patent ductus arteriosus. Presented at "Research Day", Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, November 1985.

4. Spigland, NA, Steichen, FM, San Fillipo, JA. Factors influencing survival of neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernias. Presented at Resident's Night, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, May 1987.

5. Spigland, NA, Desjardins, JG, Yazbeck, S. Surgical outcome of Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, September 1988.

6. Spigland, NA, Ducharme, JC, Yazbeck, S. Adnexal torsion in children. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, September 1988.

7. Bourque, M, Spigland, NA, Bensoussan, AL, et al. Esophageal leiomyoma in children. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, September 1988.

8. Sonnino, R, Spigland, NA, Guttman, F et al. Unusual patterns of congenital neck masses in children. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, September 1988.

9. Bourque, M, Spigland, NA, Blanchard, H. Isolated complete transection of the common bile duct due to blunt trauma in a child. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, September 1988.

10. Spigland, NA, Desjardins, J G., Yazbeck, S. Surgical therapy of necrotizing enterocolitis. Presented at the Ninth Annual Pediatric Surgical Resident's Conference, Boston, MA, November 1988.

11. Spigland, NA, Brandt, ML, Yazbeck, S. Is malrotation presenting beyond the neonatal period a forgotten diagnosis? Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 1989.

12. Spigland, NA, Yazbeck, S. Complications associated with surgical treatment of congenital intrinsic duodenal obstruction. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 1989.

13. Spigland, NA, Sonnino, R, Brandt, ML, Youssef, S. Traumatic biliary and intestinal tract injuries requiring surgical intervention in children. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 1989.

14. Spigland, NA, DiLorenzo, M, Youssef, S. Malignant thymoma in children: A 20-year review. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 1989.

15. Spigland, NA, Bensoussan, AL, Collin, PO, Brandt, ML. Rectal duplications in children: 2 case reports and review of the literature. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 1989.

16. Spigland, NA, Bensoussan, AL. Ectopic cervical thymus in children: 3 case reports and review of the literature. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 1989.

17. Brandt, ML, Spigland, NA, Ouimet, A. Liver trauma in children. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 1989.

18. Brandt, ML, Spigland, NA, Ouimet, A. Liver trauma in children. Presented at the Third National Pediatric Surgery Trauma Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 1989.

19. Brandt, ML, DiLorenzo, M, Spigland, NA, Ouimet, A. Diaphragmatic injury in children. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 1989.

20. Brandt, ML, DiLorenzo, M, Spigland, NA, Ouimet, A. Diaphragmatic injury in children. Presented at the Third National Pediatric Surgery Trauma Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September, 1989.

21. Piscatelli, S, Spigland, NA. Unusual presentation of idiopathic common bile duct perforation in the newborn presenting as a retro peritoneal mass: Case report and review of the literature. Presented at the Fourteenth Annual Pediatric Surgery Residents' Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 1 3, 1993.

22. Spigland, NA, Greco, RS. Surgical sequelae of congenital pancreatico biliary anomalies. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Cheribourg, Quebec, Canada, September 2 5, 1995.

23. Sadoff, J, Hwang, E, Rosenfeld, D, Ettinger, L, and Spigland, NA: Surgical pancreatic complications induced by L-Asparagines. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Aug. 18, 1996.

24. Tsai, J, Berkery, L, Wesson, D, Redo, SF, Spigland, NA. Esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula: A single institution?s experience over two decades. Presented at the New York Surgical Society, New York, NY, November 13, 1996.

25. Tsai, J, Berkery, L, Wesson, D, Redo, SF, Spigland, NA. Esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula: A single institution's experience over two decades. Presented at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Feb. 3-5, 1997.

26. Spigland, NA, Tsai, J, Lee, C, Wesson, D, and Redo, SF. Risk factors associated with the development of pan-necrosis in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons Annual Meeting, Banff (Alberta), Canada, October 4-8, 1997.

27. Spigland, NA, Tsai, J, Lee, C, Wesson D, and Redo, SF. Risk factors associated with the development of pan-necrosis in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Presented at the New York Surgical Society, February 18, 1998.

28. Spigland, NA, Tsai, J, Lee, C, Wesson D, and Redo, SF. Risk Factors Associated with the Development of pan-necrosis in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Presented at the Fetus as a Patient -XV International Congress. Rockefeller University, New York, NY, April 22, 1999.

29. Spigland, NA, Ursea, D, Harbison, M. Delayed gastric emptying causes feeding failure in children born small for gestational ages with in utero growth retardation Russell-Silver Syndrome. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Digestive Diseases meeting, Orlando Florida, May 2003.

30. Spigland, NA, Ursea, D, Harbison, M. Lessons from RSS Children. Presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Magic Foundation, Chicago, IL, July 23, 2004.

31. Spigland, NA, Ursea, D, Harbison, M. Gastroesophageal reflux and gastric Dysmotility disorders in RSS/SGA patients. Presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Magic Foundation, Chicago, IL, July 23, 2004.

32. Spigland, NA, Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: Surgical experience over three decades. Presented at the Western Surgical Association 2007 Annual Scientific Session, Colorado Springs , Colorado, November 6, 2007.

Scientific Motion Pictures and Videotapes:

1. Steichen, FM, Spigland, NA. Mechanical sutures in the Duhamel procedure for Hirschsprung's disease. Scientific motion picture presented at the American College of Surgeons Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 1986.

2. Yazbeck, S, Bensoussan, AL, Spigland, NA, et al. The anterior perineal approach for imperforate anus. Scientific videotape presented at the American College of Surgeons Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 1988.

3. Yazbeck, S, Luks, FI, Spigland, NA, et al. The three flap anoplasty in the treatment of imperforate anus. Scientific videotape presented at the American Pediatric Surgical Association Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 1991.

4. Spigland,NA,Harbison M, Ursea D. Common RSS/SGA Dysmotility Problems. Scientific Videotape presented at the Magic Foundation for Children?s Growth ? online video June 2, 2008.

Invited Lectures:

1. Surgical Sequelae of Congenital Pancreatico-biliary anomalies. Presented at Surgical Grand Rounds - New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, January 17, 1996.

2. Congenital Pancreatico-biliary Anomalies. Presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds - New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Flushing, NY, March 21, 1996.

3. Surgical Emergencies in the Newborn. Presented at the Association of Operating Room Nurses - New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Jan. 16, 1997.

4. Imaging in Appendicitis in Children. Presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds - New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, May 21, 1998.

5. IV Fluid Administration. Presented at the Introductory Clinical Clerkship Workshop - Cornell University Medical College, July 8, 1998.

6. Surgical Emergencies in Newborn. Presented at Surgical Grand Rounds - Wykcoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, December 3, 1998.

7. Surgical Sequelae of Congenital Pancreatico-Biliary Anomalies. Presented at Surgical Grand Rounds - St Vincent?s Hospital, NY, NY, Jan 20, 1999.

8. IV Fluid Administration. Presented at the Introductory Clinical Clerkship Workshop - Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ., June 28, 1999.

9. IV Fluid Administration in Surgical Patients. Presented at the Introductory Clinical Clerkship Workshop - Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ., June 26, 2000.

10. Symposium on Pancreatic Masses in Children. Presented at Pediatric Noon Conference - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, July 2000.

11. IV Fluid Administration in Surgical Patients. Presented at the Introductory Clinical Clerkship Workshop - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, June 25, 2001.

12. IV Fluids in Surgical Patients. Presented at the Introductory Clinical Clerkship Workshop - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, June 21, 2002.

13. Surgical Emergencies in Newborns. Neonatology Grand Rounds-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, July 2002.

14. Neonatal Surgical Emergencies-Pediatric Rounds-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, July 23, 2002.

15. IV Fluids in Surgical Patients. Presented at the Introductory Clinical Clerkship Workshop-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, June 20, 2003.

16. Neonatal Surgical Emergencies - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, October 22, 2003.

17. Surgical Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, October 28, 2003.

18. Medistinal masses in children - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, December 12, 2003.

19. Intestinal dysmotility in children with Russell Silver Syndrome - Magic Foundation National Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 23, 2004.

20. IV Fluids in Surgical Patients. Presented at the Introductory Clinical Clerkship Workshop-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, June 22, 2005.

21. Laparotomy vs. Peritoneal Drainage for Perforated Necrotizing Enterocolitis - Neonatology Grand Rounds - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, December 5, 2005.

22. Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Surgical experience over three decades - Presented at Surgical Grand Rounds-Weill Medical College of Cornell University-April, 2007.

23. Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Surgical experience over three decades - presented at Neonatal Grand Rounds, Weill Medical College of Cornell University - June, 2007.

24. Intestinal Obstruction in the Newborn - presented at Surgical Grand Rounds, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, August 20, 2007.

25. Pediatric Surgical Colorectal Conditions: Presented at the Division of Colorectal Surgery Grand Rounds, Weill Cornell Medical College, December 4, 2007.

26. Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Surgical experience over three decades - Presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds - Weill Cornell Medical College, December 18, 2007.

27. Intestinal Obstruction in the Newborn: Presented at the Pediatric Gastroenterology Grand Rounds - Weill Cornell Medical College, December 19, 2007.

28. Congenital Pancreatico- biliary Anomalies - Presented at the Pediatric Gastroenterology Grand Rounds, Weill Cornell Medical College, March 26, 2008.

29. Treatment of Appendicitis in Children. Presented at Pediatric Professor Rounds-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, May 30,2008.

30. Surgical Treatment of Biliary Atresia. Presented at Pediatric Professor Rounds-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Sept 5, 2008.

31. Surgical Treatment of Biliary Atresia. - Neonatology Grand Rounds-Weill Medical College of Cornell University September 15, 2008.

32. Surgical Emergencies in the Newborn-Neonatology Grand Rounds-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, October 6th, 2008.

33. Pancreaticoduodenectomy-Pediatric Professor Rounds-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, October 31, 2008.

34. Surgical Infections-Pediatric Professor Rounds-Weill Medical College of Cornell University December 19, 2008.

35. Surgical Treatment of Gastroesophagel Reflux in Children-Neonatology Grand Rounds Weill Medical College of Cornell University- December 22, 2008.

36. Congenital Lung Cysts- Neonatology Grand Rounds- Weill Medical College of Cornell University-March 30, 2008.

Honors and Awards

New York Magazine 2013 "Best Doctors in NYC"

Castle Connolly 2011-2012, "America's Top Doctors"

2011 and 2012,  New York SuperDoctor, an honor awarded just 5% of New York physicians