Babacar Cisse, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurological Surgery
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Babacar Cisse, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurological Surgery

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English
Insurance: 41 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments

Credentials

Specialties

  • Neuro-Oncology

Expertise

  • Brain Tumor
  • Spine Tumors
  • Glioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst

Qualifications

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Neurological Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Professor of Neuroscience - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Leonard and Fleur Harlan Clinical Scholar - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2010
  • B.A., Bard College, 2003

Research

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Personal Statement

Dr. Cisse is an award-winning neurosurgeon who performs a wide range of surgical procedures for brain and spine conditions, with special expertise in primary and metastatic brain and spinal tumors. He utilizes multiple advanced techniques to achieve the safest outcomes for his patients. These techniques include neuro-navigation, ultrasound, advanced imaging, motor and speech mapping, and endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques. 

 

Dr. Cisse is fluent in English, French, Arabic, and Wolof.

Insurance

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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • 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)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

New York Rising Stars 2019
NIH Loan Repayment Program Award, 2014-2016

Frederick P. Gay Memorial Award for achievement in microbiology, Columbia, 2010
PhD with Distinction, Columbia University, 2009
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31), NIH, 2008-2010
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, 2004-2006
Summer Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2002
Reamer Kline Award, Bard College, 2002
Frederick P. Gay Memorial Award for achievement in microbiology, Columbia, 2010
Harold Griffiths Award for Excellency in Chemistry, Bard College, 2002
Gustave Aufricht Memorial Scholarship, Bard College, 2002
HHMI Undergraduate Fellowship University of Illinois, 2000
Distinguished Scientist Scholarship, Bard College, 1999-2003