Nitsana A. Spigland, MD

Nitsana A. Spigland, MD Specialties: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Hematology-Oncology, Pediatric Surgery

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Nitsana A. Spigland, MD
Specialties: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Hematology-Oncology, Pediatric Surgery
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One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors
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520 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
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About Nitsana A. Spigland, MD

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital


  • (TEF) Tracheoesophageal Fistula

  • Choledochal Cyst

  • Complex Anorectal Malformation

  • Esophageal Atresia

  • Hirschsprung's Disease

  • Imperforate Anus

  • Intestinal Atresia

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Malignancy

  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Pediatric Minimal Access Surgery

  • Pediatric Surgery Consult

  • Pediatric Surgical Oncology

  • Pediatric Thoracic Surgery


  • Medical School: Cornell University
  • Medical School: New York Medical College

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Hebrew