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Laser Vision Center
1305 York Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: (646) 962-2020 | F: (646) 962-0604
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Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology
1305 York Avenue, 11th and 12th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: (646) 962-2020 | F: (646) 962-0604
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(646) 962-2020

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Board Certifications
  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Disorder
  • Laser Vision Correction Surgery
  • LASIK Surgery

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 [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1993

Honors and Awards

1984 Cum Laude Society


1984 Herbert E. Teshemacher merit scholarship for Harvard College


1984-88   Harvard College Scholarship


1984-88   Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit


1993 Alpha Omega Alpha


1993 Rudin Merit Scholarship


1993 AMWA Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation Award


1993 Louis Gibofsky Memorial Prize for Research in the Field of Immunology


2000-01   Heed Foundation Fellowship


2001-02   AOS-Knapp Fund Fellowship



Associate Attending Ophthalmologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Dr. Kimberly Sippel attended Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating with honors in Biochemical Sciences. She received her medical degree with the Alpha Omega Alpha honor distinction from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. Following two years of training in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Sippel completed ophthalmology residency training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. She then completed the fellowship program in Cornea and External Disease at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and is a recipient of both a Heed Foundation fellowship, as well as the American Ophthalmological Society Knapp Foundation fellowship award.


Dr. Sippel also pursued several years of vision-related laboratory investigation as a Research Fellow at both the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Sippel is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.


Dr. Sippel is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Weill Cornell Medicine and the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to joining the Weill Cornell faculty, Dr. Sippel was with Cornea Consultants of Boston/ Laser Eye Consultants of Boston and had an active teaching role at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. Her interests include laser vision correction surgery, corneal transplantation and cataract surgery, corneal disease and dry eye, and conjunctival tumors.


Kimberly C. Sippel, M.D. discusses the specifics of the cornea.