James B. Bussel, MD

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Pediatrics (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 746-3400
Languages: Spanish, French
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Biography

Dr. James Bussel received his medical degree (M.D.) from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons after completing a B.S. at Yale University. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Ohio, returning to New York City to undertake a joint fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital where he was chief fellow in 1980-81. He is board certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Another area of Dr. Bussel's special expertise is the treatment of fetuses affected by alloimmune thrombocytopenia. This is a platelet incompatibility between the parents that affects the fetus. Treatment can be given during the pregnancy to the mother to increase the platelet count in the fetus, prevent a fetal brain hemorrhage, and allow for a healthy baby to be born whose thrombocytopenia will then disappear within weeks.

Area of Expertise

Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Essential (Exchange)]

Affinity [HMO]

CIGNA

Emblem Select Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Fidelis Care

Health First

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

Medicaid

Medicare

Oscar (Exchange)

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]

POMCO

Rockefeller University - CoreSource

United Empire

UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]

VNSNY CHOICE

Education

1975 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: 1976 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: 1978 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: 1981 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Locations

525 East 68th Street Payson Pavilion 695
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-3400

Fax: (212) 746-8609

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Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College