Babak Givi, MD

  • Specialty: Head & Neck Surgery
  • 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 surgery, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid disease, thyroid cancer, surgery, neck mass, skull base tumor , nasal sinus cancer, reconstructive surgery, thyroid nodule, minimally invasive surgery, laryngeal cancer, skin cancer, mouth cancer, head and neck tumors, paraganglioma, sialendoscopy, thyroid diseases, laser surgery, swallowing difficulty, neck surgery, head and neck cancer, thyroid surgery
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  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
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

40 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • 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 Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Tricare
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*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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  • Transoral Robotic Retropharyngeal Node Dissection

    Givi, Babak; Troob, Scott H; Stott, Will; Cordeiro, Teresa; Andersen, Peter E; Gross, Neil D
    Head & neck. 2015 Jun. ?-? e0126908

  • Salvage surgery of locally recurrent oropharyngeal cancer

    Patel, Samip N; Cohen, Marc A; Givi, Babak; Dixon, Benjamin J; Gilbert, Ralph W; Gullane, Patrick J; Brown, Dale H; Irish, Jonathan C; de Almeida, John R; Higgins, Kevin M; Enepekides, Danny; Huang, Shao Hui; Waldron, John; O'Sullivan, Brian; Xu, Wei; Su, Susie; Goldstein, David P
    Head & neck. 2015 Apr. ?-?

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

    Roman, Benjamin R; Goldenberg, David; Givi, Babak
    Head & neck. 2015 Apr. ?-?

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