Babak Givi, MD

  • Specialties: Head & Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology
  • Languages: English, Persian
  • Phone: 212-731-6655

About Me

My mission at NYU Langone is to guide people through the life-changing experience of receiving a cancer diagnosis. As a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of people with head and neck cancer, I aim to provide evidence-based care that is tailored to each person’s needs.

NYU Langone has enabled me to achieve this mission beyond my expectations. I work closely with a dedicated and compassionate team of radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, and speech and nutrition specialists at Perlmutter Cancer Center to create the best treatment plans for our patients.

My clinical focus is on reconstructive surgery after cancer treatment and on minimally invasive procedures. In addition to treating people who have cancer, I also help to manage a variety of noncancerous head and neck conditions, such as those affecting the salivary glands and parathyroid.

In my research, I focus on improving the quality of cancer care and medical education. These interests are directly linked to my goal of providing the best possible care at NYU Langone.

Conditions and Treatments

head and neck cancer, head and neck tumors, oral cancer, tongue cancer, lip cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, pharyngeal neoplasm, tonsil cancer, thyroid cancer, salivary gland tumor, skull base tumor, squamous cell cancer, thyroid cancer, oral cancer, laryngeal cancer, nasal sinus cancer, external ear tumor, neck mass, parathyroid disease, hoarseness, swallowing difficulty, skin cancer, melanoma, basal cell cancer, thyroid cancer lymphoma, thyroid diseases, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroid nodule, thyroglossal duct cyst, hyperparathyroidism, parotid diseases, submandibular gland tumor, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, paraganglioma, multiple endocrine neoplasia, adult soft tissue sarcoma, fibrosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, merkel cell carcinoma , pleomorphic adenoma, swallowing difficulty, dry mouth, salivary adenocarcinoma, goiter, salivary stone, medullary thyroid cancer , pleomorphic adenoma, warthin's tumor, osteoradionecrosis, papillary thyroid cancer, follicular thyroid cancer, glottic cancer, supraglottic cancer, subglottic cancer, pyriform sinus cancer, hypopharyngeal cancer, minor salivary gland tumor, nasopharyngeal cancer, oral cancer, base of tongue cancer, ranula, malignant schwannoma, neuroendocrine tumor, radiation injury, solitary fibrous tumor, eye cancer, eyelid tumor, orbit tumor, skull base tumor, sialendoscopy, neck dissection, glossectomy, transoral laser microsurgery, laryngectomy, jaw reconstruction, endoscopic surgery, laser surgery, reconstructive surgery, face surgery reconstructive, microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, excision of melanoma, sentinel lymph node biopsy, thyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, cancer screening, skin graft
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  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2008
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Toronto, Head & Neck Surg Onc, 2012
  • Fellowship, Oregon Health Sciences University, Head & Neck Surgery, 2011
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Head & Neck Surgery, 2010
  • Residency, Oregon Health Sciences University, Surgery, 2008
  • Residency, Oregon Health Sciences University, Surgery, 2005
  • MD from Tehran University, 1998

Locations and Appointments

70 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Essential
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Hotel Trades
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Essential
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • WellCare Child Health
  • WellCare Family Health
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • WellCare Medicare
  • Wellcare Exchange
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Otolaryngology Associates

160 East 34th Street, 7th Fl
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-731-6655

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  • Factors in Successful Elimination of Elective Tracheotomy in Mandibular Reconstruction With Microvascular Tissue

    Lapis, Paul N; DeLacure, Mark D; Givi, Babak
    JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery. 2016 Jan 1. 142 (1): 46-51

  • Guideline recommended follow-up and surveillance of head and neck cancer survivors

    Roman, Benjamin R; Goldenberg, David; Givi, Babak
    Head & neck. 2016 Feb . 38 (2): 168-174

  • Impact of elective neck dissection on the outcome of oral squamous cell carcinomas arising in the maxillary alveolus and hard palate

    Givi, Babak; Eskander, Antoine; Awad, Mahmoud I; Kong, Qin; Montero, Pablo H; Palmer, Frank L; Xu, Wei; De Almeida, John R; Lee, Nancy; O'Sullivan, Brian; Irish, Jonathan C; Gilbert, Ralph; Ganly, Ian; Patel, Snehal G; Goldstein, David P; Morris, Luc G T
    Head & neck. 2015 Nov 28. 38 (S1): E1688-E1694

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