Hooman Kamel
Language: English
Gender: Male
Division of Stroke and Critical Care
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 607
New York, NY 10065
P: 212-746-0225
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  • Critical Care Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Critical Care
  • Stroke

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 [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • 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
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • 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]


  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2005
  • B.A., Harvard College, 2000

Honors and Awards


1998 – John Harvard Scholarship, Harvard

2000 – Undergraduate Leadership Scroll, Harvard

2000 – Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Harvard

2005 – Helen M. Sciarra Prize for Outstanding Performance in Neurology

2008 – Resident Research Award, UCSF CTSI

2009 – Outstanding Research Award, UCSF CTSI

2010 – Chairs’ Choice Oral Abstract, International Stroke Conference

2010 – Innovation Fund Award, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators

2011 – Loan Repayment Program Award, National Institutes of Health

2012 – Princeton Conference Early Career Participant

2012 – Cornell Neurology Residents’ Annual Award for Faculty Teaching

2013 – Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association

2013 – Healthcare Leadership Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College

2013 – K23 Career Development Award, NIH/NINDS

2014 – Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize, American Academy of Neurology





Assistant Attending Neurologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Hooman Kamel earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard College and his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained as a neurology resident and a neurocritical care fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. As a member of our stroke and critical care division, his clinical responsibilities involve caring for patients admitted to our stroke unit and neurological intensive care unit.

As an assistant professor, Dr. Kamel maintains an active research program, and has published studies in leading journals in the fields of neurology, stroke, and critical care. His research on the link between cardiac arrhythmias and stroke is funded by the National Institutes of Health. He is also an academic editor for PLOS One and an associate editor for Journal Watch Neurology, which publishes influential editorials about research developments for practicing physicians around the country.