Language: English
Gender: Male
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General Surgery - Upper East Side
525 E. 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
520 East 70th Street , Starr 8
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-5236
(646) 962-8462

Personal Statement

Dr. Dakin is an Associate Professor of Surgery and an Associate Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He completed both general surgery training and specialty training in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Dakin is certified by the American Board of Surgery and specializes in laparoscopic abdominal surgery.

In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Dakin plays a strong leadership role in physician training as Director of the Surgery Clerkship and Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Animate Laboratory. In addition to his clinical interest in obesity surgery, his practice includes the minimally invasive treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders.  Dr. Dakin was selected as "Best Doctor" by New York Magazine and was named one of New York Superdoctors, an honor accorded just 5% of all New York physicians.

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Specialties & Expertise


  • Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery


  • Diabetes Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Metabolic Surgery
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Weight Control
  • Surgery For Weight Loss
  • Gastroparesis
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

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 Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • 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) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education & Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 1997

Honors & Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2004

Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003

Medical Student Teaching Award in Surgery, 2003


Devoting considerable time to teaching, mentoring and the development of physicians in training, Dr. Dakin has been presented with number of teaching awards, including the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and the Medical Student Teaching Award in Surgery. Most recently, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Weill Cornell Medical College.

His interest in clinical and basic science research focuses on various aspects of bariatric surgery, including its effects on bone metabolism; on reproductive function in obese women; and on gene expression and metabolic profile of weight loss of patients following gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Dakin is a member of many numerous professional societies

A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Dakin received his undergraduate degree with honors from Colgate University and obtained his MD from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, including a dedicated research fellowship in laparoscopy. He continued at Mount Sinai for a clinical fellowship in minimally invasive surgery.