Babak Navi, M.D., M.S.

Babak Navi, M.D., M.S. Specialties: Neurology

Babak Navi, M.D., M.S.
Specialties: Neurology
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520 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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About Babak Navi, M.D., M.S.

Babak Navi, MD, MS

Babak Navi, M.D., M.S., is a native New Yorker who received his medical degree from New York University, where he graduated with honors. He completed a residency in neurology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center and served as the Chief Resident in his final year. He completed a fellowship in vascular neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also became certified in comprehensive neurosonology. In 2011, Dr. Navi joined the neurology faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. Here, he received a Masters of Science in Research from the Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Navi is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and the Division Chief of Stroke and Hospital Neurology. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Stroke Center.

Dr. Navi is an expert on the relationship between cancer and stroke. He has published numerous studies on this topic and led the first randomized trial to compare different blood thinning strategies for patients with cancer and stroke. Dr. Navi has also conducted research studies on stroke of undetermined cause, stroke during pregnancy, cerebrovascular presentations of dizziness, and physicians' ability to prognosticate in severe brain injury. His work has been published in leading medical journals, including the NEJM, JAMA, JACC, Neurology, Annals of Neurology, JAMA Neurology, Stroke, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Navi has been awarded several research grants during his career, including a KL2 grant, K23 grant, and the Florence Gould Endowment for Discovery in Stroke. He has considerable experience in conducting clinical trials and served as the Cornell Site Principal Investigator for the landmark POINT trial. Dr. Navi is also an Associate Editor for the journal Neurohospitalist. He received the Young Heart Award by the American Heart Association New York Chapter in 2017.

Select Publications

  1. Navi BB, Reiner AS, Kamel H, Iadecola C, Okin PM, Elkind MSV, Panageas KS, DeAngelis LM. Risk of arterial thromboembolism in patients with cancer. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;70:926-938.

  2. Navi BB, Reiner AS, Kamel H, Iadecola C, Elkind MSV, Panageas KS, DeAngelis LM. Association between incident cancer and subsequent stroke. Ann Neurol. 2015;77:291-300.

  3. Navi BB, Marshall RS, Bobrow D, Singer S, Stone JB, DeSancho MT, DeAngelis LM. Enoxaparin vs. aspirin in patients with cancer and ischemic stroke: the TEACH pilot randomized clinical trial. JAMA Neurol. 2018;75:379-381.

  4. Kamel H, Navi BB, Sriram N, Hovsepian DA, Devereux RB, Elkind MSV. Risk of a thrombotic event after the 6-week postpartum period. N Engl J Med. 2014;370:1307-1315.

  5. Navi BB, Singer S, Merkler AE, Cheng NT, Stone JB, Kamel H, Iadecola C, Elkind MS, DeAngelis LM. Recurrent thromboembolic events after ischemic stroke in patients with cancer. Neurology. 2014;83:26-33.


  • Cerebral Vascular Malformation

  • CNS Vasculitis

  • Cryptogenic Stroke

  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage

  • Stroke


  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English