Nitsana A. Spigland, M.D.
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 malformaties, pediatric thoracic surgery, pediatric surgical oncology and advanced minimal access surgery. Dr. Spigland maintains a busy clinical practice for the last 22 years, 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 was named as "Best Doctors" in New York City in 2013 and 2014 in New York Magazine, and was selected as a "New York Superdoctor" in 2012 and 2013, an honor accorded just 5% of all physicians. Dr. Spigland was named as one of "America's Top Doctors" and "America's Top Doctors for Cancer," by Castle Connolly every year since 2011. She was cited consistently as one of "America's Top Doctors" by US News and World Report, in the top 1% of all physicians in the country. She is in Marquis Who's Who in America, and recently received a Compassionate Doctors Award, an honor accorded 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.
Dr. Spigland received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her M.D. degree from New York Medical College. She completed her General surgery residency at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and her Pediatric surgical fellowship at St. Justine Children's Hospital in Montreal, Canada in 1989. She subsequently joined the surgical faculty of the UMDNJ -Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In 1995, she relocated to New York City and joined the surgical staff of the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus.