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Nitsana A. Spigland, M.D.

Pediatric Surgery

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Personal Statement

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Dr. Spigland is chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Trauma. She is a Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and an Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is also the Associate Director of medical student education for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Spigland is board certified in both General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Spigland specializes in neonatal congenital malformations, pediatric thoracic surgery, pediatric surgical oncology and advanced minimal access surgery. Dr. Spigland maintains a busy clinical practice, and has a strong interest in clinical pediatric surgical research. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Perinatology, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Spigland has been repeatedly recognized by Castle Connolly as one of "America's Top Doctors" and "America's Top Doctors for Cancer," by New York Magazine as one of New York's "Best Doctors," by US News and World Report as "America's Top Doctors", in the top 1% of all physicians in the country, and as a "New York SuperDoctor", an honor given to just 5% of all New York physicians. In addition, Dr. Spigland is in Marquis Who's Who in America, and received a Compassionate Doctors Award, an honor accorded to just 3% of doctors in America.

Dr. Spigland is a fellow of American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Associations, the Canadian Pediatric Surgical Association, the New York Surgical Society and the Children's Cancer Study Group.

Thanks to Dr. Spigland, Khelani Cain's first year of life has been nothing short of miraculous, read the full story here

Dr. Nitsana Spigland, chief of pediatric surgery, removes large tumor from infant:

Super Alex's amazing journey

Read infant Abbey's full story here

Click here to see ABC-TV story about Dr. Spigland removing large tumor from infant

Dr. Nitsana Spigland was called in to do emergency surgery on Jake's crumbling body. Here's his story:

Click here to read the NY Daily News article about Dr. Spigland's complex emergency surgery which saved the life of a 4-year old boy with e-coli infection

For Dr. Spigland's publications, click here 

Biographical Info

Dr. Spigland is chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Trauma. She is a Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and an Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is also the Associate Director of medical student education for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Spigland is board certified in both General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Spigland specializes in neonatal congenital malformations, pediatric thoracic surgery, pediatric surgical oncology and advanced minimal access surgery. Dr. Spigland maintains a busy clinical practice, and has a strong interest in clinical pediatric surgical research. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Perinatology, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Spigland has been repeatedly recognized by Castle Connolly as one of "America's Top Doctors" and "America's Top Doctors for Cancer," by New York Magazine as one of New York's "Best Doctors," by US News and World Report as "America's Top Doctors", in the top 1% of all physicians in the country, and as a "New York SuperDoctor", an honor given to just 5% of all New York physicians. In addition, Dr. Spigland is in Marquis Who's Who in America, and received a Compassionate Doctors Award, an honor accorded to just 3% of doctors in America.

Dr. Spigland is a fellow of American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Associations, the Canadian Pediatric Surgical Association, the New York Surgical Society and the Children's Cancer Study Group.

Thanks to Dr. Spigland, Khelani Cain's first year of life has been nothing short of miraculous, read the full story here

Dr. Nitsana Spigland, chief of pediatric surgery, removes large tumor from infant:

Super Alex's amazing journey

Read infant Abbey's full story here

Click here to see ABC-TV story about Dr. Spigland removing large tumor from infant

Dr. Nitsana Spigland was called in to do emergency surgery on Jake's crumbling body. Here's his story:

Click here to read the NY Daily News article about Dr. Spigland's complex emergency surgery which saved the life of a 4-year old boy with e-coli infection

For Dr. Spigland's publications, click here 

Honors and Awards

Awarded Patient’s Choice award by MDx Medical, Inc. (2011) 

Elected to Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors – (2011-present) 

Elected to Castle Connolly Top Doctors for Cancer -(2011-present)

Elected to New York Super Doctors-(Top 5%) (2012-present) 

Elected to Top Doctors New York Metro Area- castle Connolly-(2012-present)

Elected to US News and World Report Top Doctors (Top 1%) (2012-present) 

Elected to New York Best Doctors-New York Magazine (2013-present)

Elected to New York Superdoctors -(2015-present)

Elected to Vitals Patients’ Choice award-(2014) 

Elected to America’s Top Doctors- Castle and Connolly-(2014-present)

Elected to America’s Top Physicians- Showmark –(2014)

Elected to Marquis Who’s Who in the World (2014-present) 

Elected to Newsweek Health: Top Cancer Doctors (2015-present)

Exceptional Women in Medicine Award –Castle and Connolly (2017-present)

Marquis whos who-lifetime achievement award-(2018) 

 

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery)
Clinical Expertise
Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Malignancy
Complex Anorectal Malformation
Neonatal Surgery
Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Imperforate Anus
Choledochal Cyst
Intestinal Atresia
Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Esophageal Atresia
Hirschsprungs Disease
Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery
Pediatric Surgery Consult
Pediatric Minimal Access Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.D.
    New York Medical College
    1982
Appointments 
  • Professor of Clinical Surgery (Pediatric Surgery)
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Videos

Jake LaRose

Doctors Remove Massive Tumor From Infant In Delicate Operation

Dr. Nitsana Spigland - Pediatric Surgery: Patient Testimonial

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