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James B. Bussel, MD

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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.

Komansky Center for Children's Health
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (Board Certified)
Board Certification
Education And Training
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
Clinical Expertise
Pediatric Hematology
Pediatric Oncology
Bleeding Disorder
Platelet Disorders
Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Fetal Hematology
Neonatal Hematology
Thalassemia Clotting Disorder
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Coagulation Disorders
Anemia (Iron Deficiency)
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange)]
CIGNA [HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]
Emblem Select Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Fidelis Care
Health First
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
Health Plus - Amerigroup
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
United Empire
UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]


This provider accepts new patients
Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Payson Pavilion 695
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-3400
Fax: (212) 746-5121
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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