Hooman Kamel, M.D.
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Hooman Kamel, M.D.


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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Critical Care Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology


  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Critical Care
  • Stroke



Hooman Kamel, M.D.,  is the Chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care and the Director of the Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit in the Department of Neurology and the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine.  His research focuses on identifying better treatments to prevent stroke from cardiac disease.  He was the senior author of a JAMA study, which found a link between perioperative atrial fibrillation and the long-term risk of stroke.  He has published multiple studies showing a link between atrial cardiopathy and ischemic stroke. He is a co-principal investigator and protocol lead for the NIH-funded ARCADIA trial, which is testing antithrombotic strategies in patients with cryptogenic stroke and atrial cardiopathy.  He is also the principal investigator of an NIH-funded observational study of racial differences in atrial cardiopathy and their link with disparities in stroke risk.




Dr. Kamel attended college at Harvard, medical school at Columbia University, then trained as a neurology resident and neurocritical care fellow at the University of California, San Francisco before joining Weill Cornell Medicine in 2011. He is completing a masters degree in data science at the Columbia University Data Science Institute and spearheading efforts to establish large-scale research registries using existing electronic medical records. Dr. Kamel has led multiple studies using novel “big data” approaches, including studies published in NEJM and JAMA.




Dr. Kamel is a member of the international AF-SCREEN collaboration, the American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Subcommittee, the Neurocritical Care Research Network Executive Committee, and American Heart Association grant study sections. He has published over 200 scientific papers and serves on the editorial board of Stroke and as the Deputy Editor of JAMA Neurology. His academic contributions have been recognized by the Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize from the American Academy of Neurology and the Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke from the American Heart Association.




Honors and Awards

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




Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Neuro Critical Care

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor of Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

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


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
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • 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 - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare

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