Vivien L. Yap, M.D.
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Vivien L. Yap, M.D.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Not Accepting New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

It is my privilege to care for the most vulnerable of babies and their families. I am committed to providing the best care for the sick newborn so they have the best chance in life. I have a special interest in the developing newborn brain and in learning what we can do to promote their best outcome, especially when the brain is injured. I also enjoy seeing the babies and their families as they grow in our follow-up clinic for high-risk newborns

Specialties and Expertise


  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


  • Newborn Medicine
  • Newborn Medicine


Dr. Yap completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of the Philippines (B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and  Doctor of Medicine).  She went on to complete her Pediatrics residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA and a Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Following her fellowship, she worked at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital as an Assistant Professor and attending neonatologist before returning to New York City.  She is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Her primary clinical and research interests are in the brain injury of the newborn.  In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Yap is the Fellowship Director for the Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at NYP-Weill Cornell.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Pediatrician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of the Philippines, College of Medicine (Philippines), 2002
  • B.S., University of the Philippines (Philippines), 1997


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 - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • 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
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported