Shaun A. Steigman, M.D.

Pediatric Surgery
Shaun Steigman

Shaun A. Steigman, MD is Assistant Professor of Surgery in the division of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma  at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Board-certified in both pediatric surgery and general surgery, he enjoys a wide range of clinical interests and expertise, including neonatal surgery, gastrointestinal pediatric surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, thoracic surgery, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric trauma, prenatal counseling of congenital surgical disorders, repair of tracheoesophageal fistula and/or esophageal atresia, and complex anorectal malformations.  He specializes in the advanced minimally-invasive techniques so valuable for our young patients. 

 

 

Dr. Steigman received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University in 2000, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 2004.  His general surgery internship and residency training were completed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in 2011. He served there for two years as Administrative Resident, and he was also recognized with the Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence.

During residency in Boston, he spent an additional two years completing a research fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. His investigative focus was on fetal surgery and tissue engineering, for which he received multiple accolades, most notably the Jens G. Rosenkranz Resident Research Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery. Dr. Steigman went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Brown University, in 2013.

Well-published in his field, Dr. Steigman has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and 2 book chapters. He has presented at numerous surgical scientific conferences throughout the United States. Dr. Steigman is an active member of many prestigious medical and surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Association for Academic Surgery, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

 


 

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)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Publications

  1. Kunisaki SM, Fuchs JR, Steigman SA, and Fauza DO.  A comparative analysis of cartilage engineered from different perinatal mesenchymal progenitor cells.  Tissue Engineering.  2007 Nov; 13 (11): 2633-44.
  2. Steigman SA, Armant M, Bayer L, Kao GS, Silberstein L, Ritz J, Fauza DO.  Preclinical regulatory validation of a 3-stage amniotic mesenchymal stem cell manufacturing protocol.  J Pediatr Surg.  2008; 43: 1164-9.
  3. Steigman SA, Nemes LP, Barnewolt CE, Estroff JA, Valim C, Jennings RJ, Fauza DO.  Differential risk for neonatal surgical airway intervention in prenatally diagnosed neck masses.  J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan; 44 (1): 76-9.
  4. Steigman SA, Ahmed A, Shanti RM, Tuan RS, Valim C, Fauza DO.  Sternal repair with bone grafts engineered from amniotic mesenchymal stem cells.  J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun; 44 (6): 1120-6.
  5. Steigman SA, Kunisaki SM, Wilkins-Huag L, Takoudes TC, Fauza DO.  Optical properties of human amniotic fluid: implications for videofetoscopic surgery.  Fetal Diagn Ther. 2010 Mar; 27 (2): 87-90.
  6. Klein JD, Turner CGB, Ahmed A, Steigman SA, Zurakowski D, Fauza DO.  Chest wall repair with engineered fetal bone grafts: an efficacy analysis in an autologous leporine model.  J Pediatr Surg.  2010 Jun; 45 (6): 1354-1360.
  7. Steigman SA, Oh JT, Almendinger N, Javid P, LaVan D, Fauza D.  Structural and biomechanical properties of diaphragmatic tendon in infancy and childhood: an initial analysis.  J Pediatr Surg, 2010 Jul; 45 (7): 1455-8.
  8. Klein JD, Turner CGB, Steigman SA, Ahmed A, Koyama T, Zurakowski D, Eriksson E, Fauza DO. Amniotic mesenchymal stem cells enhance normal fetal wound healing.  Stem Cells Dev.  2011 Jun; 20 (6): 969-76
  9. Turner CG, Klein JD, Steigman SA, Armant M, Nicksa GA, Zurakowski D, Ritz J, Fauza DO.  Pre-clinical regulatory validation of an engineered diaphragmatic tendon made with amniotic mesenchymal stem cells.  J Pediatr Surg.  2011; 46 (1): 57-61.
  10. Thakkar RK, Steigman SA, Aidlen JT, Luks FI.  Individualized image improves efficiency in laparoscopic surgery.  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A.  2012 Dec; 22: (10): 1010-2.

 

Books, book chapters and reviews. 

  1. Steigman SA and Fauza DO.  Isolation of mesenchymal stem cells from amniotic fluid and placenta.  Curr Protoc Stem Cell Biol.  2007 Jun; Chapter 1: Unit 1E.2.
  2. Steigman SA, Fauza DO.  “Autologous approaches to tissue engineering”, in Melton, D and Girard , : (ed.).  StemBook.  Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge, MA; Aug 2008.

 

Presentations

  1. Steigman SA, Kunisaki SM, Freedman DA, Fauza DO.  Fetal tracheal reconstruction with cartilaginous grafts engineered from mesenchymal amniocytes.
    Children’s Hospital Boston, Stem Cell Event, March 2007, Boston.
  2. Steigman SA, Fauza DO, Wilson JM, Jennings RW.  EXIT-to-ECMO for fetal airway obstruction: Description and case report.
    American Pediatric Surgical Association, 38th Annual Meeting, May 2007, Orlando.
  3. Steigman SA, Armant M, Kao GS, Stevenson K, Kim H, Silberstein L, Ritz J, Fauza DO.  Tissue engineering from human mesenchymal amniocytes: a prelude to clinical trials.
    Children’s Hospital Boston, 5th Annual Research Day, May 2007.
  4. Steigman SA, Armant M, Bayer L, Kao GS, Silberstein L, Ritz J, Fauza DO.  Preclinical regulatory validation of a 3-stage amniotic mesenchymal stem cell manufacturing protocol.
    Beth Israel Deaconess, Department of Surgery Resident Research Competition, June 2007, Boston.
  5. Steigman SA, Kunisaki SM, Freedman DA, Jennings RW, Fauza DO.  Cartilage engineering from mesenchymal amniocytes: application to airway reconstruction.
    NIH-sponsored workshop, summarized by Weiss DJ, et al. “Stem cells and cell therapies in lung biology and lung diseases”, Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2008; 15 (5):637-67.
    University of Vermont, Burlington VT, July 2007.
  6. Shanti RM, Steigman SA, Li WJ, Tuan RS, Ahmed A, Fauza DO.  Human fetal bone engineering with electrospun nanofibers and amniotic mesenchymal stem cells. 
    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007 National Conference and Exhibition, Section on Surgery, October 2007, San Francisco.
    Children’s Hospital Boston, 4th Annual Symposium of Cellular, Molecular, and Clinical Research in Surgery, November 2007, Boston. 
    Children’s Hospital Boston, Stem Cell Event, April 2008.
  7. Steigman SA, Armant M, Bayer L, Kao GS, Silberstein L, Ritz J, Fauza DO.  Preclinical regulatory validation of a 3-stage amniotic mesenchymal stem cell manufacturing protocol. 
    Beth Israel Deaconess, Department of Surgery Resident Research Competition, June 2007, Boston
    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007 National Conference and Exhibition, Section on Surgery, October 2007, San Francisco.  
    Children’s Hospital Boston, 4th Annual Symposium of Cellular, Molecular, and Clinical Research in Surgery, November 2007, Boston. 
    Children’s Hospital Boston, Stem Cell Event, April 2008.
  8. Steigman SA, Kunisaki SM, Fuchs JR, Fauza DO.  A comparative analysis of cartilage engineered from different perinatal mesenchymal progenitor cells. 
    Massachusetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting, December 2007, Boston.
  9. Steigman SA, Hayward MJ, Kunisaki SM, Giuffrida MJ, Ching YA, Ajose-Popoola O, Fauza DO.  Effects of induced positive oncotic pressure within the fetal lung liquid in experimental congenital diaphragmatic hernia. 
    3rd Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 2008, Huntington Beach, CA. 
  10. Steigman SA, Kunisaki SM, Wilkins-Huag LE, Takoudes TC, Fauza DO.  Optical properties of human amniotic fluid: implications for videofetoscopic surgery. 
    3rd Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 2008, Hungtington Beach, CA. 
  11. Steigman SA, Armant M, Ahmed A, Fauza DO.  A leporine model for the study of autologous amniotic mesenchymal stem cell-based therapies. 
    3rd Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 2008, Hungtington Beach, CA. 
  12. Steigman SA, Ching YA, Ahmed A, Hayward MJ, Misra MV, Giuffrida MJ, Udagawa T, Fauza DO.  A hitherto missing piece of the fetal wound healing puzzle: amniotic mesenchymal stem cells. 
    American Pediatric Surgical Association, 39th Annual Meeting, May 2008, Phoenix AZ.
    Massachusetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 55th Annual Meeting, December 2008, Boston.
  13. Steigman SA, Nemes LP, Barnewolt CE, Estroff JA, Valim C, Jennings RJ, Fauza DO.  Differential risk for neonatal surgical airway intervention in prenatally diagnosed neck masses. 
    American Pediatric Surgical Association, 39th Annual Meeting, May 2008, Phoenix AZ.
  14. Steigman SA, Ahmed A, Shanti RS, Tuan RS, Valim C, Fauza DO.  Sternal repair with bone grafts engineered from amniotic mesenchymal stem cells. 
    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008 National Conference and Exhibition, Section on Surgery, October 2008, Boston.
    Massachusetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 55th Annual Meeting, December 2008, Boston.
  15. Klein JD, Steigman SA, Turner CGB, Ahmed A, Fauza DO.  Amniotic mesenchymal stem cells play a role in fetal wound healing.
    New England Surgical Society, 16th Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day, May 2009, Boston.
  16. Justiniano J, Gary M, Steigman SA, Mayo-Smith W, Luks FI.  Intraoperative fluoroscopy-guided laparoscopic resection of a coil-marked retroperitoneal lesion.
    Rhode Island Hospital, 20th Annual Research Celebration, Providence, RI, October 2012.
  17. Steigman S, Luks F, Aidlen J.  Laparoscopic repair of bilateral direct inguinal hernias. [video session]
    American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington, DC, October 2013.

 

Abstracts

  1. Steigman SA, Kunisaki SM, Armant M, Kao GS, Kim H, Fauza DO.  Initial steps towards regulatory validation of mesenchymal amniocyte-based fetal tissue engineering trials.
    International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 26th Annual Conference, April 2007, Aruba.
  2. Steigman, SA, Kunisaki SM, Fuchs JR, Azpurua H, Zurakowski D, Fauza DO.  The impact of cell source on the phenotype and ex vivo expansion kinetics of perinatal mesenchymal progenitor cells: Implications for cell-based therapies.
    International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 26th Annual Conference, April 2007, Aruba.
  3. Steigman SA, Kunisaki SM, Fuchs JR, Fauza DO.  A comparison of cartilaginous constructs engineered from amniotic-, bone marrow-, and umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells.
    International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 26th Annual Conference, April 2007, Aruba.
  4. Hayward M, Kunisaki SM, Steigman S, Giuffrida M, Ching YA, Fauza DO, Wilson DM.  The role of VEGF in pulmonary hyperplasia induced by fetal tracheal occlusion.
    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007 National Conference and Exhibition, Section on Surgery, October 2007, San Francisco.
  5. Giuffrida MJ, Hayward M, Steigman S, Kunisaki S, Beuling E, Ching YA, Fauza DO, Buchmiller TB.  Small bowel expression of Lactase-Phlorizin Hydrolase in an ovine model of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. 
    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007 National Conference and Exhibition, Section on Perinatology, October 2007, San Francisco.
  6. Armant M, Steigman SA, Bayer L, Kao GS, Silberstein L, Ritz J, Fauza DO.  Validation of staged amniotic mesenchymal stem cell manufacturing.
    International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 27th Annual Conference, September 2008, Athenian Riviera, Greece.
  7. Klein J, Turner C, Steigman S, Ching A, Misra M, Ahmed A, Fauza D.  Amniotic mesenchymal stem cells participate in fetal wound healing.
    International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 27th Annual Conference, September 2008, Athenian Riviera, Greece.
  8. Turner C, Klein JD, Shanti RM, Steigman SA, Li WJ, Tuan RS, Ahmed A, Fauza DO.  Human fetal bone engineering with amniotic mesenchymal stem cells.
    International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 27th Annual Conference, September 2008, Athenian Riviera, Greece.
  9. Steigman SA, Ahmed A, Armant M, de Meijer VE, Bayer-Zwirello LA, Valim C, Fauza DO.  Stable expression of alloantigens during rapid expansion of human amniotic mesenchymal stem cells in vitro: implications for heterologous cell-based therapies.
    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008 National Conference and Exhibition, Section on Surgery, October 2008, Boston.
  10. Klein J, Turner C, Steigman S, Valim C, Ahmed A, Fauza D.  Sternal repair with bone grafts engineered from amniotic mesenchymal stem cells.  
    Children’s Hospital Boston, 5th Annual Symposium of Cellular, Molecular, and Clinical Research in Surgery, November 2008, Boston.
  11. Turner C, Klein J, Steigman S, Ahmed A, Fauza D.  A hitherto missing piece of the fetal wound healing puzzle: amniotic mesenchymal stem cells.
    Children’s Hospital Boston, 5th Annual Symposium of Cellular, Molecular, and Clinical Research in Surgery, November 2008, Boston.
  12. Nicksa GA, Fauza DO, Steigman SA, Yu DC, Barnewolt C, Buchmiller TL.  The creation of an ovine complete obstructive uropathy model in male and female fetuses.
    Massachusetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 55th Annual Meeting, December 2008, Boston.
  13. Nicksa GA, Fauza DO, Steigman SA, Yu DC, Buchmiller TL.  The creation of an ovine complete obstructive uropathy model in male and female fetuses.
    Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 29th Annual Meeting, January 2009, San Diego, CA.
  14. Klein JD, Turner CGB, Steigman SA, Ahmed A, Fauza DO.  Sternal repair with bone engineered from amniotic mesenchymal stem cells in an allogeneic leporine model.
    New England Surgical Society, 16th Annual Surgical Resident and Fellow Research Presentation Day, May 2009, Boston.
  15. Klein J, Turner C, Steigman S, Ahmed A, Fauza D.  A comparative analysis of cartilage engineered from different perinatal mesenchymal progenitor cells.
    Children’s Hospital Boston, Dr. M Judah Folkman Research Day, May 2009, Boston.
  16. Klein J, Turner C, Steigman S, Ahmed A, Tuan R, Fauza D.  Sternal replacement with bone grafts engineered from amniotic mesenchymal stem cells: a feasibility study.
    International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 28th Annual Conference, September 2009, The Amazon, Brazil.
  17. Turner CG, Klein JD, Steigman SA, Ahmed A, Armant M, Valim C, Fauza DO.  Stable expression of alloantigens during rapid expansion of human amniotic mesenchymal stem cells in vitro: implications for heterologous cell-based therapies.
    International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society, 28th Annual Conference, September 2009, The Amazon, Brazil.
  18. Klein JD, Turner CGB, Ahmed A, Steigman SA, Zurakowski D, Fauza DO.  Chest wall repair with engineered fetal bone grafts: an efficacy analysis in an autologous leporine model.
    American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009 National Conference and Exhibition, Section on Surgery, October 2009, Washington DC.
    Massachusetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 56th Annual Meeting, December 2009, Boston
  19. Klein JD, Turner CG, Ahmed A, Steigman SA, Zurakowski D, Fauza DO.  Chest Wall Repair With Engineered Fetal Bone Grafts:An Efficacy Analysis In An Autologous Leporine Model.
    Massachusetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 56th Annual Meeting, December 2009, Boston.
  20. Turner CG, Klein JD, Steigman SA, Armant M, Nicksa G, Zurakowski D, Ritz J, Fauza DO.  Preclinical Validation of a Diaphragmatic Tendon Engineered with Amniotic Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
    Massachusetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 57th Annual Meeting, December 2010, Boston.
  21. Thakkar, RK, Steigman S, Aidlen J, Luks F.  L’individualisation de l’image augmente l’efficacité en coelioscopie.  
    Annual Meeting of the Groupe d'Etude de Coelioscopie Infantile; Tours, France, October 2011.
  22. Duron VD, Day KM, Steigman SA, Aidlen JT, Luks FI.  Low intervention rate for blunt pediatric spleen injury in a children’s hospital setting.
    American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Regional Competition Meeting, Boston MA, November 2011.
  23. Day KM, Duron VD, Steigman SA, Aidlen JT, Luks FI.  Low intervention rate for blunt pediatric spleen injury in a children’s hospital.
    12th Annual John M. Templeton Kr. Pediatric Trauma Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012.
    Rhode Island Hospital, 20th Annual Research Celebration, Providence, RI, October 2012.
  24. Thakkar RK, Steigman SA, Aidlen JT, Luks FI.  Individualized image improves efficiency in laparoscopic surgery.
    21st Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children, San Diego, CA, March 2012.
  25. Bates MF, Khander A, Steigman SA, Aidlen JT, Luks FI.  Towards a zero negative appendectomy rate in children.
    New England Surgical Society, 93rd Annual Meeting, Rockport, MN, September 2012.
    Rhode Island Hospital, 20th Annual Research Celebration, Providence, RI, October 2012.
  26. Thakkar RK, Steigman SA, Aidlen JT, Luks FI.  Individualized image display improves performance in laparoscopic surgery.
    Rhode Island Hospital, 20th Annual Research Celebration, Providence, RI, October 2012.
  27. Day KM, Duron VD, Steigman, SA, Luks FI, Aidlen JT.  Low Intervention Rate for Blunt Pediatric Splenic Injury in a Children’s Hospital Setting
    8th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, New Orleans, LA, February 2013.

 

 

Honors and Awards

Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital, 2009

Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting, 2007

Poster Award, Translational Research, 4th Annual Symposium of Cellular, Molecular and Clinical Research in Surgery, Children's Hospital, 2007

Jens G. Rosenkranz Resident Rearch Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007

Joshua Ryan Rappaport Fellowship, Children's Hospital, 2007-2008

Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry, Harvard University, 2000

Harvard College Scholarship (Dean's List), Harvard University, 1997-2000