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Aya Haggiagi, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Aya Haggiagi, MD

Aya Haggiagi, MD is an assistant professor of neurology at CUIMC, in the Division of Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Haggiagi is board certified in Neurology and Neuro-Oncology. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Al-Fateh School of Medicine in Tripoli, Libya. She subsequently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia, under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Shelanski, where her research focused on biochemical and genetic changes in neurofibrillary tangle predominant dementia. Dr. Haggiagi then pursued her medicine internship training at Westchester Medical Center, followed by neurology residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. After residency, she completed a two-year fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

Dr. Haggiagi was an attending physician and an investigator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center prior to returning to NYP/CUIMC. She is the recipient of the Society for Neuro-Oncology 2017 Best Poster Award. Her research interests include the development of clinical trials, precision medicine, and neurologic complications of immunotherapy.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Neuro-oncology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Anaplastic Gliomas
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Leptomeningeal metastases
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Ependymoma
  • Gliomas
  • Brain Tumor
  • Glioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Brain Metastases
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Education & Training

  • Al-Fateh University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Westchester Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    (212) 342-0571
  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

    51 West 51st Street
    Suite: 308
    New York, NY 10019
    (212) 342-0571

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

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  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 342-0571