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NYU Langone Provider

Babak Givi, MD, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialties: Head & Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology
  • Languages: English, Persian
  • Phone: 212-731-6655
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Specialist
Sialoendoscopy
Expert in Reconstruction and Minimally Invasive Surgery for Head and Neck Cancers
Chair
Curriculum Development Committee, American Head and Neck Society
50+
Peer-Reviewed Publications

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. I specialize in sialoendoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure used in the diagnosis and treatment of salivary gland diseases.

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

Conditions
  • airway growth or tumor
  • arterial or blood vessel malformation of head or neck
  • base of tongue cancer
  • bone tumor of head or neck
  • branchial cleft cyst
  • cancer of skin of face, scalp or eyelid
  • cancer of throat or voice box
  • chronic infection or problems with jaw bone
  • Ear tumor (benign or malignant)
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • facial laceration
  • goiter
  • head and neck cancer
  • head and neck tumors
  • hemangioma
  • hoarseness related to growth or tumors of voicebox
  • human papillomavirus related to cancer of head or neck
  • hyperparathyroidism
  • lip cancer
  • lymphatic malformation of head or neck
  • melanoma of head or neck
  • nasal sinus cancer
  • nasopharyngeal cancer
  • neck mass
  • neuroendocrine tumor of head and neck
  • neurofibromatosis of head or neck
  • oral cancer
  • orbit tumor
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • radiation injury specific to the jaw
  • salivary gland tumor
  • salivary stone
  • schwannoma (growth) of head or neck
  • skin cancer of head or neck
  • skull base tumor
  • soft tissue sarcoma of head or neck
  • squamous cell cancer of head or neck
  • submandibular gland tumor
  • thyroglossal duct cyst
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid mass
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid tumor
  • tongue cancer
  • tongue tumor
  • tonsil cancer
  • tracheal damage
  • tracheal stenosis
  • tumor of throat or palate
  • vascular/venous malformation of head or neck
  • zenker's diverticulum
Treatments
  • cancer screening of head or neck
  • excision of parathyroid
  • head or neck or scalp reconstruction for skin cancer
  • jaw reconstruction
  • parathyroid surgery
  • reconstructive surgery of head or neck or face
  • robotic surgery of throat
  • sentinel lymph node biopsy of the neck
  • thyroid surgery
  • tongue surgery
  • transoral surgery of throat and tongue

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
  • MD from Tehran University, 1998

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Locations and Appointments

NYU Otolaryngology Associates

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

Interests

Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Human Papilloma Virus

Research Summary

I am a surgical oncologist with expertise in treating head and neck cancers. Throughout my training and my career, I have been involved with basic science and clinical research at all levels. My work has been funded by the American Head and Neck Society previously. My interests are in medical education and quality of care, especially when it pertains to the care of head and neck cancer patients. My current research is focused on quality of care in head and neck cancer patients. I have an interest in exploring the patterns of care for head and neck cancer patients so as to identify optimal patterns that could be then used to design clinical trials. My most recent work has identified human papillomavirus (HPV) as a potential factor in sinonasal cancers. I also have conducted research on disparities in the treatment of head and neck cancers. One of my current projects involves exploring the value of genomic classifiers in managing thyroid nodules.

Academic Contact

Academic office

Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street

Seventh Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

212-731-6655

Fax

646-754-9777

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  • Site for Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Surgery and Postoperative Radiation Delivered with Concurrent Cisplatin Versus Docetaxel Versus Docetaxel and Cetuximab for High-Risk Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck

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  • MK-3475 (SCH 9000475) as neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy in Stage III-IVA resectable

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  • Phase II: Adaptive De-escalation of Radiation Therapy Dose In Favorable Risk HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Carcinoma (ART)

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