READ HERE for an update on Aetna.

Nima Maghami, M.D., FACS

Surgical Critical Care

Locations and Appointments

Insurances Accepted

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

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

  • HMO
  • Medicare
  • PPO
  • EPO/POS
  • CHP
  • Blue Access
  • Blue Connection
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Mediblue (Senior)
  • PPO
  • CBP
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Metro/Core/Charter
  • Community Plan
  • Medicare
  • HMO
  • Medicare
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.

Biographical Info

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 Expertise
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
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
Robotic Surgery
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.D.
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    2011
  • B.S.
    University of Maryland
    2005
Appointments 
  • Assistant Attending Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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