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Stroke, Critical Care, and Neurohospitalist Program
520 East 70th Street , Starr Pavilion, 607
New York, NY 10021
Fax
(646) 962-0126
Call
(212) 746-0225

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Neurology

Expertise

  • 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 - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • 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) - 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 - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

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.S., Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, 2015
  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2005
  • B.A., Emory University, 2001

Honors & 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

AHA/ASA NYC Chapter Young Heart Award, 2017

Biography

Babak Navi, MD, MS, is a native New Yorker who received his medical degree from New York University, where he graduated with honors. He completed a residency in neurology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center and served as the Chief Resident in his final year. He completed a fellowship in vascular neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also became certified in comprehensive neurosonology. In 2011, Dr. Navi joined the neurology faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. Here, he received a Masters of Science in Research from the Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Navi is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and the Division Chief of Stroke and Hospital Neurology. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Stroke Center.

 

Dr. Navi is an expert on the relationship between cancer and stroke. He has published numerous studies on this topic and led the first randomized trial to compare different blood thinning strategies for patients with cancer and stroke. Dr. Navi has also conducted research studies on stroke of undetermined cause, stroke during pregnancy, cerebrovascular presentations of dizziness, and physicians’ ability to prognosticate in severe brain injury. His work has been published in leading medical journals, including the NEJM, JAMA, JACC, Neurology, Annals of Neurology, JAMA Neurology, Stroke, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Navi has been awarded several research grants during his career, including a KL2 grant, K23 grant, and the Florence Gould Endowment for Discovery in Stroke. He has considerable experience in conducting clinical trials and served as the Cornell Site Principal Investigator for the landmark POINT trial. Dr. Navi is also an Associate Editor for the journal Neurohospitalist. He received the Young Heart Award by the American Heart Association New York Chapter in 2017.