Dr. Sabiha Merchant, MD

Dr. Sabiha Merchant, MD

Pediatrics  ·  
Female  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sabiha Merchant, MD is a pediatrics specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. She specializes in pediatrics, pediatric neurology, and more.Read her story

Pediatric Primary Care

505 E 70th St Fl 3

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup

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Dr. Merchant's Experience

Dr. Merchant's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology and Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Merchant's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Merchant "Dr. Sabiha Merchant is a Child Neurologist practicing at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens located in Fresh Meadows, NY. She received her medical degree from Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College Shivaja University, completed her residency in Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, her fellowship in Child Neurology and a two year fellowship in Epilepsy. Dr. Merchant specializes in Pediatrics, Child Neurology, and Pediatric Neurology with expertise in tic disorder, movement disorder, pediatric epilepsy, tourette syndrome, and neurometabolic disorder. Dr. Merchant is an Attending Physician in Neurology and Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Division of Child Neurology. She also serves as Director of the Pediatric Neurophysiology fellowship at Weill Cornell."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Merchant "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. "

3  Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Neurology

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

38  Conditions Treated

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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.


  • Dr Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Bombay / Grant Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Merchant has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Merchant's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Merchant to family and friends
17 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Merchant's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Horrible !!!!!!!! She made me feel very uncomfortable and I am a medical professional myself over 13 years. A physician assistant. She made my child feel horrible and scared me to death . Never would recommend her. !!!!!! She doesn't care about anyone. She should have never gotten a license
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Worst doctor ever seen. Does not care about her patients at all.Follow up is terrible.I wish i would not have seen her.She is a disgrace to the name of Weill Cornell.I hope the hospital will do something before making more people suffer.
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It's not an overstatement to say that Dr. Merchant saved my daughter's life. She properly diagnosed my daughter's infantile spasms and obtained the treatment we needed. We are forever in her debt.
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I am still suffering trauma from our experience with Dr. Merchant when my daughter was an infant years ago. She referred to her as "it," (as in "can't you get it to stop crying?"), told us that her brain MRI was "a mess", and screamed at me about our baby having a "terrible degenerative disease"...more
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Indifferent. Did nothing to help when my son was in a coma. If not trained to work with a coma patient , should have referred to a coma specialist. Instead came every day, did nothing, and billed for services.
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