Lisa Saiman, MD

Expertise in: 
Infectious Disease
Board Certifications: 
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics
Treats Children
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Overview

Dr. Lisa Saiman is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and has served as the Hospital Epidemiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital for over two decades. Dr. Saiman is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics’ Committee on Appointments and Promotions (CoAP) and the Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development. Her primary research and clinical interests are hospital epidemiology and healthcare-associated infections across the spectrum of healthcare, ranging from the neonatal ICU to cystic fibrosis to pediatric long-term care with a particular focus on respiratory viruses.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chair, Committee of Appointments and Promotions, Pediatrics
  • Associate Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Pediatrics
  • Hospital Epidemiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

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Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Cigna

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  • Great West (National)
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  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

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  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

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  • Medicare Managed Care
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Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Yeshiva University
  • Internship: Babies & Children's Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Residency: Babies & Children's Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Babies & Children's Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

2016 Recipient, Samberg Scholar in Children’s Health

2014 Physician Champion, NYP Patient-centered Care

Awarded for leadership in Ebola Preparedness Effort and Biocontainment ICU development and staff training

2014 Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Lectureship Award

Selected by SHEA to present at IDWeek annual meeting

“Perspectives of a Pediatric Practitioner”

2014 Quality Symposium Award, NYP Healthcare System

Pediatric Surgical Care Improvement Project: Improving Perioperative Prophylaxis and Reducing Surgical Infection Rates

2009 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Research