Kimberly C. Sippel, M.D.
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Kimberly C. Sippel, M.D.


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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Ophthalmology
  • General Ophthalmology


  • Refractive Surgery
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Disorder
  • Laser Vision Correction Surgery
  • LASIK Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Eye Examination
  • Cataract
  • Cornea Transplantation
  • Custom LASIK of Both Eyes
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Research Trials
  • Blurry Vision
  • Decreased Vision
  • Dry Eyes
  • Tearing Eyes
  • Watering Eyes
  • Red Eye
  • Conjunctivitis


Dr. Kimberly Sippel attended Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating with honors in Biochemical Sciences. She received her medical degree with the Alpha Omega Alpha honor distinction from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. Following two years of training in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Sippel completed ophthalmology residency training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. She then completed the fellowship program in Cornea and External Disease at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and is a recipient of both a Heed Foundation fellowship, as well as the American Ophthalmological Society Knapp Foundation fellowship award. 

Dr. Sippel also pursued several years of vision-related laboratory investigation as a Research Fellow at both the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Sippel is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. 

Dr. Sippel is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Weill Cornell Medicine and the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to joining the Weill Cornell faculty, Dr. Sippel was with Cornea Consultants of Boston/ Laser Eye Consultants of Boston and had an active teaching role at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. Her interests include laser vision correction surgery, corneal transplantation and cataract surgery, corneal disease and dry eye, and conjunctival tumors.

Kimberly C. Sippel, M.D. discusses the specifics of the cornea.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

1984 Cum Laude Society

1984 Herbert E. Teshemacher merit scholarship for Harvard College

1984-88 Harvard College Scholarship

1984-88 Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit

1993 Alpha Omega Alpha

1993 Rudin Merit Scholarship

1993 AMWA Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation Award

1993 Louis Gibofsky Memorial Prize for Research in the Field of Immunology

2000-01 Heed Foundation Fellowship

2001-02 AOS-Knapp Fund Fellowship


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Ophthalmologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1993


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

No External Relationships Reported