Language: English
Gender: Male
Colon and Rectal Surgery
156 William Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
P: (646) 962-2270
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Personal Statement

Daniel H. Hunt, MD is a board-certified surgeon in colon and rectal surgery. Dr. Hunt is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the Site Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Dr. Hunt specializes in laparoscopy for benign and malignant colorectal tumors. His expertise also includes cancer prevention, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, and sphincter preservation for rectal cancer. Dr. Hunt delivers state-of-the-art care using minimally invasive techniques to speed recovery. These advanced procedures and treatment plans, combined with new technologies offer patients improved safety, comfort and the preservation of normal bowel function.

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Board Certifications
  • Surgery, Colon and Rectal
  • Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Anal Fistula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Bowel-Sparing Strictureplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colon Surgery
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Laparoscopy
  • Intestinal Fistula Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Complex Anal Fistula Disease
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Anal Fissure
  • Cancer of Colon With Rectum
  • Bowel Dysfunction
  • Anal Sphincter Incontinence

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 [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus [CHP]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • 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 Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]


  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1999
  • B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1993

Honors and Awards

Resident Poster Presentation, New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2008

Resident Teaching Award, SUNY Downstate 2006



Assistant Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Hunt earned his M.D degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1999.  He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the State University of Albany in 1993.  Dr. Hunt began his general surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey from 1999 - 2001.  He spent two years as a Surgical Oncology Fellow at Weill Cornell from 2001-2003.  Dr. Hunt completed his general surgery residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn from 2003-2006.  He also completed a Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA from 2006-2007.  He completed a Colorectal Surgery Residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell and Columbia from 2007-2008. He was appointed to the attending staff at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA  before joining the staff at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

He is a member of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research in abstracts, posters and oral presentations at many professional society meetings.