Dr. Babacar Cisse, MD

Dr. Babacar Cisse, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
38 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Babacar Cisse, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 1 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neuro-oncology.Read his story

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

1305 York Ave Fl 9

New York, NY 10021
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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Dr. Cisse's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cisse "Dr. Babacar Cisse, Leon Levy Research Fellow at the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, is an award-winning neurosurgeon who performs a wide range of surgical procedures for brain and spine conditions. He has a special expertise in primary and metastatic brain and spinal tumors. He utilizes multiple modern and advanced techniques for the achievement of the safest outcomes for his patients. These techniques include neuro-navigation, ultrasound, advanced imaging, motor and speech mapping, and endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Cisse also conducts basic research that seeks to understand how brain tumors develop, grow, and become malignant. TRAINING Dr. Cisse received his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Bard College. He then joined the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York, where he earned his medical degree and Ph.D. with Distinction. He completed his residency and chief residency in neurological surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He then joined the clinical faculty at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center. He is also on the faculty of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute. RESEARCH Dr. Cisse is the principle investigator of a basic research laboratory that studies the interactions between the immune system and brain tumors. These interactions are critical for the promotion or repression of brain tumors, their growth, and malignant transformation. The research is done using human brain tumor samples and mouse brain tumor models. The goal is to develop a thorough and basic understanding of how brain tumors develop and grow, and eventually identify therapeutic targets against which agents can be developed. His work has been published in respected peer-reviewed journals including Clinical Cancer Research, Cell, and Immunity."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cisse "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-Oncology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cisse does not have any board certifications listed.

10  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Tumor

7  Procedures

  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Minimally Invasive and Navigational Procedure
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Tumor Resection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Bard College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • New York Presbyterian Cornell University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2017

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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Wolof
  • English

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Dr. Cisse is a great Doctor. He and his team are professional and care to listen and keep me informed.
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He is excellent dr who has warm mind and kindness for my wife & my family.
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I took a fall, needed, staples, they had to do a CAT because of head trauma. They found a tumor and referred me to Dr. Cisse. He is brilliant, humble, magical and took my breath away. His autobiography is one that restores faith in humanity. This is a new star to our universe........Shelly Bleier
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