Babak Navi
Language: English
Gender: Male
Stroke, Critical Care, and Neurohospitalist Program
520 East 70th Street, Starr Pavilion, 607
New York, NY 10065
P: 212-746-0225 | F: 212-746-5509
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Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Cerebral Vascular Malformation
  • Cryptogenic Stroke
  • Stroke
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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


  • B.A., Emory University, 2001
  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2005

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Society, NYU School of Medicine, 2004

NYU School of Medicine Excellence in Neurology Award, 2005

Distinguished Housestaff Award, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2008

Cornell Neurology Residents' Housestaff Teaching Award, 2009

International Stroke Conference Chair's Choice Oral Abstract, 2010

Certified by the American Society of Neuroimaging in Comprehensive Neurosonology, 2010

AHA Best of Specialty Conferences Abstract, 2010, 2011

NIH KL2 grant through the Weill Cornell CTSC, 2012-2014

Weill Cornell CTSC Research Scholar Honors Program,  2013

Cornell Neurology Residents' Faculty Teaching Award, 2013

Florence Gould Endowment for Discovery in Stroke, 2014

NIH K23 grant from the NINDS, 2015



Assistant Attending Neurologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College


Babak Navi, MD, MS, is a native New Yorker who received his medical degree from New York University, where he graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha Society). He completed a residency in neurology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center and served as the Chief Resident in his final year. He then completed a two-year fellowship in vascular neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also became certified in comprehensive neurosonology. In 2011, Dr. Navi returned to New York to become an Assistant Professor of Neurology. He has also been the Medical Director of the Cornell Stroke Center since August 2011. Dr. Navi received a Masters of Science in Research from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in 2015.

Dr. Navi is an expert on the relationship between stroke and cancer. He has published numerous studies on this topic, and is the co-principal investigator of the first randomized trial to compare different blood thinners for patients with cancer and stroke. Dr. Navi also has conducted research studies on cryptogenic stroke, postpartum stroke, physician prognostication in severe brain injury, and cerebrovascular presentations of dizziness. His work has been published in high impact peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of NeurologyNeurology, Archives of Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, Stroke, and Annals of Emergency Medicine. In addition, he was awarded an NIH KL2 grant from the Cornell CTSC in 2012 and an NIH K23 grant in 2015. Dr. Navi is an Associate Editor for the journal Neurohospitalist, and is the Cornell site principal investigator for the NIH-funded POINT trial.