1. Nancy S. Green, MD

    • Department of Pediatrics
      Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation

    Nancy Green, MD is a pediatric hematologist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of the full-range of pediatric blood disorders, with a special interest in hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell disease.

    Her interest in sickle cell disease began while in college, where Dr. Green was attracted to its clinical complexity, laboratory features, and research opportunities to improve the health of people with the disease. Her current research focuses on optimizing treatments for sickle cell disease, especially the drug hydroxyurea - the primary therapy for patients. She is studying the differences among patients in their response to this drug: the genetics of response to hydroxyurea, adherence to therapy, and cultural and other aspects. She is also studying the hematologic aspects of bone marrow transplantation, which can cure sickle cell disease but is not an option for many patients.

    Dr. Green hopes to contribute to the field by enhancing the understanding of how patients with sickle cell disease respond to hydroxyurea, with the goal of clarifying how it can be most effectively used and by whom. For families whose children do not respond well to this drug, she hopes her work will help them as they think about their options for treatment.

    Dr. Green's research also focuses on newborn screening, a public health program in which infants are tested for a variety of disorders usually before the baby goes home from the newborn nursery. Screening is a service provided for every baby born in the United States and elsewhere. Its goal is to identify babies affected by conditions and to start treatment early to help keep them healthy. One of the conditions included in newborn screening is sickle cell disease. Other blood diseases may be identified by screening newborns or young children.

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    Provider Information

    Board Certifications

    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    • Pediatrics

    Clinical Expertise

    • Cancer Care
    • Benign Hematology
    • Newborn Screening
    • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Hospital Affiliations

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

    Primary Location

    • Herbert Irving Pavilion

      161 Fort Washington Avenue
      New York, NY 10032
      (212) 305-2466
      For new and current patient appointments, call:
      (212) 305-9770
      (212) 305-8408

    Insurance Programs

    Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.
    • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
    • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Amida Care
    • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, 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]
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
    • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
    • Local 1199
    • MagnaCare
    • Medicaid [CT, NJ, NY]
    • Medicare [Medicare]
    • Multiplan
    • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
    • POMCO
    • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]
    • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]

    Biographical Detail

    Academic Appointments

    • Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

    Current Administrative Positions

    • Associate Dean for Academic Operations
    • Associate Director, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

    Education And Training

      Education & Training

    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    • Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
    • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
    • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY


  2. publications

    For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov