Steven Stylianos, MD

Pediatric Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (212) 342-8586
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Stylianos comes to NYP/Columbia most recently from serving as the Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Associate Surgeon-in-Chief at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center (North Shore- LIJ) and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital. However, his current appointments at NYP/Columbia mark a return to the institution where he did his general surgical training and spent the early part of his career beginning in 1992. Dr. Stylianos gained significant acclaim when he organized and directed the 50-member team of physicians and nurses who separated conjoined twins in 1993, 1995 and 2000.

Throughout the years, Dr. Stylianos has served as Chairman of the Trauma Committee for the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) from 1997–2002 and authored the APSA position paper supporting all measures to reduce the toll of firearm violence in children. He also served as the Co-Principal Investigator of the U.S. Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s grant to APSA “Partnership for Development and Dissemination of Outcomes Measures for Injured Children.”

Currently, Dr. Stylianos is a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and is a consultant for the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the new Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and served on the Executive Board and was a founding member of the Pediatric Trauma Society.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed 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

Medicaid [NY]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), POS, PPO]


MD, New York University School of Medicine

1983 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Boston


  1. Stylianos S, and the APSA Liver/Spleen Trauma Study Group. Compliance with evidence-based guidelines in children with isolated spleen or liver injury: A prospective study. J Pediatr Surg 37:453-456, 2002.
  2. Kimura K, Nishijima E, Tsugawa C, Collins DL, Lazar EL, Stylianos S, Sandler A, Soper RT. Multistaged extrathoracic esophageal elongation procedure for long gap esophageal atresia. J Pediatr Surg 36:1725-1727, 2001.
  3. Stylianos S, and the APSA Trauma Committee. Evidence-based guidelines for resource utilization in children with isolated spleen or liver injury. J Pediatr Surg 35:164-169, 2000.
  4. Stylianos S. The impact of firearm violence on children: Support for prevention strategies. J Pediatr Surg 34:1445-1446, 1999.
  5. Berdon WE, Stylianos S, Ruzal-Shapiro C, Hoffer F, Cohen M. Neuroblastoma arising from the organ of Zuckerkandl: an unusual site with a favorable biologic outcome. Pediatr Radiol 29:497-502, 1999.
  6. Hardin WD, Stylianos S, Lally KP. Evidence-based practice in pediatric surgery. J Pediatr Surg 34:908-913, 1999.
  7. Zangwill SD, Hsu DT, Garvin JH, Stolar CJ, Stylianos S, et al. Incidence and outcome of primary Epatein-Barr Virus infection and lymphoproliferative disease in pediatric heart transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant 17:1161-1166, 1998.
  8. Stylianos S. Abdominal packing for severe hemorrhage. J Pediatr Surg 33:339-342, 1998.
  9. Stylianos S, Stein JE, Flanigan LM, Hechtman DH. Laparoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of children with recurrent abdominal pain. J Pediatr Surg 31:1158-1160, 1996.
  10. Stylianos S, Flanigan LM. Laparoscopy-guided percutaneous button gastrostomy in children after previous abdominal surgery. J Laparoendosc Surg 5:199-201, 1995.
  11. Greenfeld JI, Sampath L, Popilskis SJ, Brunnert SR, Stylianos S, Modak S. Decreased bacterial adherence and biofilm formation on chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine-impregnated central venous catheters implanted in swine. Crit Care Med 23:894-900, 1995.
  12. Stylianos S, Flanigan LM. Primary button gastrostomy: A simplified percutaneous, open, and laparoscopy-guided technique. J Pediatr Surg 30:219-220, 1995.
  13. Stylianos S, Jacir NN, Hoffman MA, Aronovitz MJ, Harris BH. Experimental volume replacement via lower extremity veins. J Trauma 35:666-670, 1993.
  14. Stylianos S, Jacir NN, Harris BH. Incarceration of inguinal hernias in infants prior to elective repair. J Pediatr Surg 28:582-583, 1993.
  15. Stylianos S, King TC. Occult diaphragm injuries at celiotomy for left chest stab wounds. Am Surg 58:364-368, 1992.
  16. Stylianos S, Hoffman MA, Rohrer RJ. Reduction hepatectomy for transplantation with the Argon Beam Coagulator. Surg Rounds 14:549-552, 1991.
  17. Stylianos S, Wakabayashi G, Gelfand JA, Harris BH. Experimental hemorrhage and blunt trauma do not increase circulating tumor necrosis factor. J Trauma 31:1063-1067, 1991.
  18. Bergman KS, Hoffman MA, Stylianos S, Jacir NN. Operative placement of transpyloric jejunal feeding catheters in children. Pediatr Surg Int 6:101-103, 1991.
  19. Stylianos S, Hoffman MA, Jacir NN, Harris BH. Sutureless hemisplenectomy. J Pediatr Surg 26:87-89, 1991.
  20. Hoffman MA, Stylianos S, Jacir NN. Technique of the transabdominal uncut Collis-Nissen fundoplication. Pediatr Surg Int 5:471-472, 1990

Chapters, case reports, reviews, and editorials:

  1. Stylianos S. "Abdominal Trauma", A multimedia module for the American Board of Surgery Pediatric SCORE curriculum, (on line) July 2013.
  2. Khader A, Gallagher J, Woods M, Yang W-L, Wang P, Stylianos S, Prince J Necrotizing enterocolitis: An Update on the Benefits of Breast Milk. Int J Child Health and Nutriti on 2:79-84, 2013
  3. Pararas N, Stylianos S, Tzakis A. Reconstruction of the extrahepatic portal vein after pancreatic trauma. J Pediatr Surg Case Reports 1:90-93, 2013.
  4. Fischer A, Stylianos S. Abdominal Trauma. In Nichols DG, Lappe DG, Paidas CN, Yaster M, Schleien C (Eds), Golden Hour: The Handbook of Advanced Pediatric Life Support (3rd Edition), Elsevier, Inc, Philadelphia, PA, 2013 (in press).
  5. Stylianos S, Mazziotti MV. Management of Major Abdominal Trauma. In: Spitz L, Coran AG (Eds), Operative Pediatric Surgery (7th Edition), Hodder Arnold, London, 2013, (in p ress).
  6. Stylianos S, Pearl RH. Abdominal Trauma. In: Coran AG, Adzick NS, Krummel TM, Laberge JM, Shamberger R, Caldamone A (Eds), Pediatric Surgery (7th Edition), Elsevier, Inc, P hiladelphia, PA, 2012, p 289-309.
  7. Stylianos S, Hicks, BA. Abdominal and Renal Trauma. In Holcomb GW, Murphy JP (Eds), Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery (5th Edition), WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2010, p 190- 208.
  8. Stylianos S, Trozzi M, Fallat ME. The injured family: Hidden morbidity in pediatric trauma. In Inon AE (Ed), Pediatric Trauma: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment (2nd Edi tion). Akadia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009, p 109-120.
  9. Stylianos S, Vitale MG, Pearl RH. Complications in Pediatric Trauma. In Caty MG, Glick PL, Levitt MA, Haynes JH (eds), Complications in Pediatric Surgery, Informa Healthcar e, New York, 2009, p 377-389.
  10. Stylianos S, Ford HR. Outcomes in pediatric trauma care. Sem Pediatr Surg 17:110-115, 2008.
  11. Stylianos S. Commentary on Pediatric Trauma. In Feliciano DV, Mattox KL, Moore EE (eds), Trauma (6th edition), McGraw-Hill Medical, 2007, p 1000-1001.
  12. Cowles RA, Lobritto SJ, Stylianos S, Brodlie S, Smith LJ, Jan D. Serial transverse enteroplasty in a newborn patient. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 45:257-260, 2007.
  13. Cowles R, Stylianos S. Surgical Emergencies in the Newborn. In Polin RA, Yoder MC (Eds), Workbook in Practical Neonatology (4th Edition), Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2007, p 449-461.
  14. Stylianos S, Vitale M. Truncal Trauma. In Stringer M, Oldham K, Mouriquand P (Eds), Pediatric Surgery and Urology (2nd Edition), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2 006, p 936-944.
  15. Stylianos S, Hicks BA, Pearl RH. Blunt Abdominal Trauma. In: Burg FD, Ingelfinger JR, Polin RA, Gershon AA (Eds), Current Pediatric Therapy (18th Edition), Elsevier, Inc, Philadelphia, PA, 2006, p 213-218.
  16. Stylianos S, Mazziotti MV. Management of Major Abdominal Trauma. In: Spitz L, Coran AG (Eds), Operative Pediatric Surgery (6th Edition), Hodder Arnold, London, 2006, p 965 -976.
  17. Stylianos S, Pearl RH. Abdominal Trauma. In: Grosfeld JL, Fonkalsrud EW, Coran AG (Eds), Pediatric Surgery (6th Edition), Elsevier, Inc, Philadelphia, PA, 2006, p 295-316.
  18. Stylianos S, Pearl RH, Babyn P. Abdominal Trauma. In: Wesson D, Cooper A, Scherer T, Stylianos S, Tuggle D (Eds), Pediatric Trauma: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatmen t, Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, 2006, p 267-302.

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