Language: English
Gender: Male
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Stroke, Critical Care, and Neurohospitalist Program
520 East 70th Street , Starr Pavilion, 607
New York, NY 10021

Specialties & Expertise


  • 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 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 - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • 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 - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare


Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Neuro Critical Care

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Attending Neurologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

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

Honors & 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




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 associate professor and the Director of the Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit at the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, 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 the Deputy Editor of JAMA Neurology