Sidney B. Eisig, DDS, FACS

Orthognathic Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
More specialties
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Dr. Eisig is Chief of the Hospital Dental Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the George Guttmann Professor of Clinical Craniofacial Surgery and Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the hospital, and Chair of Hospital Dentistry at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine.

He received his dental degree from New York University and then completed his general dental internship and residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, and New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, respectively. Dr. Eisig received additional training as the maxillofacial surgery fellow at Shock Trauma at the University of Maryland Hospital.

Dr. Eisig is the Section Editor for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Journal and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He volunteers abroad by treating patients with cleft lip and palate on Healing the Children missions to South American countries. He practices full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a particular interest in orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery), craniofacial and cleft palate surgery, maxillofacial pathology and reconstruction and implant surgery, and pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Eisig's principal research interests are in stem cell cranofacial regeneration and he has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate With Cleft Lip
  • Correction Facial Deformities
  • Correction of Facial Deformity
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities
  • Craniofacial Deformities
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Dental Extractions and Bone Grafts
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Dental Oncology
  • Dental Surgery
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth
  • Jaw Anomaly
  • Jaw Correction
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Jaw Surgery
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cavity Reconstruction
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pediatric Cleft Surgery
  • Pediatric Oral Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • George Gutmann Professor of Craniofacial Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Chair, Section of Hospital Dentistry
  • Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Chief of Hospital Dental Service, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Spanish


  • Male

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622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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51 West 51st Street
Suite 350
New York, NY 10019
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Insurance Accepted


  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • Dental PPO
  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • DentaQuest


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


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

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Columbia Employee Dental Plan

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia Employee Dental Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • New York University School of Dentistry
  • Internship: Long Island College Hospital
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System

Committees, Societies, Councils

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Diplomate)
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Association
New York State Dental Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, American College of Dentists
Cleft Palate Foundation Research Grant Committee
Section Editor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Journal

Board Certifications

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Honors & Awards

National Biology Honor Society

Omicron Kappa Upsilon - National Dental Honor Society

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Edward Zegarelli Teaching Award - May 2009

Fellowship in American College of Dentistry

Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Communication Disorders, Mercy College, 2005


Research Interests

  • The use of new technologies in treating patients with maxillofacial deformities.

Global Health Activities

Dr Eisig has been travelling to Neiva, Colombia as part of a Healing the Children Team (directed by David Hoffman, DDS) for many years to provide primary and secondary cleft lip and palate surgery. He is a member of a large multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive care to children including surgery, orthodontics, and speech therapy. Speech therapy, including education of local speech therapists and family members, is provided by Dr. Cate Crowley and her faculty and graduate students of Teachers College. In addition there is an IRB approved study of genetics of clefting in collaboration with Wendy Chung, MD, PhD fro the Division of Pediatric Genetics of Columbia University.