Nima Maghami, M.D., FACS
Surgical Critical Care
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Nima Maghami, M.D., FACS

Surgical Critical Care

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Medicine is an ever-changing field. However, as research and clinical experiences broaden our understanding of it, one element should remain constant: the personalized, compassionate care that patients deserve. My philosophy of the practice of the science and art of medicine is simple: I treat each of my patients as I would treat a member of my own family. That entails providing the best care possible, supported by the latest evidence-based guidelines and practices, and more important, delivered in a holistic, caring, and professional manner. My personal approach to medicine involves collaborating with other professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that patients with complex surgical and medical needs are best supported throughout the various stages of their healing and recovery.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery
  • General Surgery


  • Trauma and Critical Care
  • High Risk Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Spleen Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Hernia Repair Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Minor General Surgery
  • Major General Surgery
  • Complex General Surgery
  • Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Bowel Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Trauma
  • Removal of Gallbladder
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Left Groin Hernia
  • Right Groin Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Pancreas and Spleen Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Diverticulitis
  • Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Lipoma


Nima Maghami, MD FACS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in Weill Cornell Medicine’s Division of Trauma, Burns, Acute and Critical Care Surgery and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Maghami earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in Physiology and Neurobiology from University of Maryland.  Subsequently, he received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he obtained the Distinguished Medical Student Research Award for his work on transplantation immune tolerance induction. He then completed his internship and residency training in General Surgery at Albany Medical College, in Albany, NY followed by fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. After obtaining his dual board certifications in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, he joined the faculty at Houston Methodist Hospital as an acute care surgeon and surgical intensivist. Having a strong passion for medical education, Dr. Maghami has mentored numerous medical students and residents over the years. As an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M College of Medicine, he had the opportunity to be involved in medical education and curriculum development.  Dr. Maghami's efforts in medical education and distinction as a clinician-educator have been recognized by both students and residents. He won the Best Faculty for Surgery Award by Texas A&M College of Medicine students for two years consecutively, in 2019 and 2020. In addition, he won the prestigious Golden Apple Faculty Teaching Award given by the general surgery residents at the Houston Methodist Hospital in 2020 as well as the Faculty Award for Outstanding Service by the hospital that year. By being a member of various medical organizations and global outreach programs, Dr. Maghami strives to be part of a collaborative team advancing medical care and advocating for patient care nationally and internationally.  



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, 2011
  • B.S., University of Maryland, 2005


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • 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 - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • 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)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

No External Relationships Reported