Babak Givi, MD

  • Specialty: Head & Neck Surgery
  • Languages: English, Persian
  • Phone: 212-263-6344

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

minimally invasive surgery, swallowing difficulty, paraganglioma, head and neck cancer, laser surgery, thyroid cancer, mouth cancer, head and neck tumors, head surgery, hyperparathyroidism, skin cancer, thyroid nodule, laryngeal cancer, parathyroid disease, neck surgery, nasal sinus cancer, thyroid surgery, thyroid diseases, reconstructive surgery, neck mass, 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

1 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • 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.

550 First Avenue, NBV 5E5
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-263-6344

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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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