Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available to our patients. Sign up for Connect today to schedule your vaccination.

Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma

At this time, we have adjusted many appointments to Video Visits. Please contact our office for any scheduling questions.
(646) 962-2599
Learn more about Video Visits

About Us

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine provides specialized multidisciplinary care for newborns, children and adolescents with conditions that benefit from surgical treatment. Our division is affiliated with the highly ranked Komansky Childrens' Hospital and the newly constructed Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns at NewYork-Presbyterian.

Our practice provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to newborns, children and adolescents with a multitude of conditions.

Pediatric surgeons treat children of all ages, ranging from newborns to young adults. Our surgeons perform operations that correct many newborn congenital birth defects and malformations. They also perform the full spectrum of elective and emergency procedures on older children and adolescents.

Our team philosophy is that of collaborative, family-centered care. Our surgeons are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their field who consider the unique needs of patients and their unique families with compassion and dignity. We offer a multidisciplinary surgical approach with colleagues in multiple specialties to provide focused comprehensive care for our patients.

Our surgeons are nationally recognized experts whose mission is to perform the most advanced surgical techniques to provide the best possible outcomes. Our clinical care, education and research endeavors are why our division is one of the most highly regarded in the country.

Our Pediatric Surgical Services Include:

  • Pediatric surgical care of newborns
  • Pediatric surgical care of infants, children and adolescents, including:
    • Pediatric head and neck surgery
    • Breast surgery in children
    • Chest wall deformities in children
    • Pediatric thoracic surgery
    • Pediatric abdominal surgery (includes abdominal wall, abdominal and colorectal surgery)
  • Pediatric trauma surgery
  • Pediatric cancer surgery
  • Lymphatic and vascular malformations


There are no events scheduled at this time. Check back later.


WABC’s “Medical Marvels” series spotlighted Dr. Nitsana Spigland’s efforts to remove a rare and large tumor from a newborn girl. Dr. Spigland is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Trauma at Weill Cornell Medicine.

What Our Patients Are Saying


"Dr. Kadenhe-Chiweshe performed an emergency appendectomy on my six year old son. She was absolutely lovely. She made my son laugh and made us parents feel really good about the surgery. She’s a true gem."

Mar 18, 2023
Source: Healthgrades
Elena Volkova

"Dr. Merianos was very helpful to my son. He explained the condition and treatment patiently, thoroughly and in a way that we could understand and implement. I highly recommend his practice."

Mar 13, 2023
Source: Google
Larrell Mattingly

"My daughter had emergency surgery, Doctor Spigland and her team ensured me she was in good hands and indeed she was. She takes very good care of my daughter every single time she sees her and is very understanding and accommodating."

Dec 09, 2022
Source: Google
*Individual results may vary