Babak Navi

Babak Navi, MD


My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Vascular Malformations

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About Me

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I am a neurologist with special training and a research interest in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke in people with cancer. I am the Director of the Stroke Center and an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and I am also privileged to be affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Neurology Service as a clinical researcher and academic scientist.

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Strokes occur more commonly in people with cancer than in the general public. My long-term goal is to improve physicians’ abilities to diagnose and care for these people and their unique needs. I am working with Lisa DeAngelis, Chair of MSK’s Department of Neurology, on a prospective study investigating the reasons why people with cancer face an increased risk for stroke and other clotting events. This innovative study, called MOST-Cancer, uses cutting-edge ultrasound of the brain and biomarker testing in the blood to examine the mechanisms of stroke in people with cancer.

My Role at MSK

A neurologist is a doctor with special training in the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
Education & Honors


  • MD, New York University
  • MS, Cornell University


  • Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Vascular Neurology - University of California San Francisco Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Insurance Information

Dr. Navi’s accepted insurance providers are different than most MSK doctors. Any services he provides (even at MSK) may result in an out-of-pocket expense. For more information, contact Dr. Navi’s office at 212-639-7123.

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Contact and Location

Dr. Navi sees patients at one location.

Office Phone
New York, NY
1275 York Avenue New York NY 10065

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Navi’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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