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Gender: Male
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Pediatric Surgery
520 East 70th Street, L-718
New York, NY 10065
P: 212-746-5688 | F: 212-746-3884
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Personal Statement

Shaun A. Steigman, MD is Assistant Professor of Surgery in the division of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma  at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Board-certified in both pediatric surgery and general surgery, he enjoys a wide range of clinical interests and expertise, including neonatal surgery, gastrointestinal pediatric surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, thoracic surgery, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric trauma, prenatal counseling of congenital surgical disorders, repair of tracheoesophageal fistula and/or esophageal atresia, and complex anorectal malformations.  He specializes in the advanced minimally-invasive techniques so valuable for our young patients. 



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Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Neonatal Thoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgical Oncology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Prenatal Surgical Consultation
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Anorectal Malformations
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Congenital Surgery
  • Pediatric Thyroid Surgery
  • Pediatric Minimal Access Surgery
  • Prenatal Congenital Abnormality Counseling
  • Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Pediatric GI Surgery
  • Pediatric Endocrine Surgery
  • Pediatric Chest Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Pediatric Surgery
  • Consult to Pediatric Surgery

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 [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • 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) [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]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare]


  • B.A., Harvard College, 2000
  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2004

Honors and Awards

Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital, 2009

Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting, 2007

Poster Award, Translational Research, 4th Annual Symposium of Cellular, Molecular and Clinical Research in Surgery, Children's Hospital, 2007

Jens G. Rosenkranz Resident Rearch Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2007

Joshua Ryan Rappaport Fellowship, Children's Hospital, 2007-2008

Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry, Harvard University, 2000

Harvard College Scholarship (Dean's List), Harvard University, 1997-2000



Assistant Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery)
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Steigman received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University in 2000, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 2004.  His general surgery internship and residency training were completed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in 2011. He served there for two years as Administrative Resident, and he was also recognized with the Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence.

During residency in Boston, he spent an additional two years completing a research fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. His investigative focus was on fetal surgery and tissue engineering, for which he received multiple accolades, most notably the Jens G. Rosenkranz Resident Research Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery. Dr. Steigman went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Brown University, in 2013.

Well-published in his field, Dr. Steigman has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and 2 book chapters. He has presented at numerous surgical scientific conferences throughout the United States. Dr. Steigman is an active member of many prestigious medical and surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Association for Academic Surgery, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.