Tilla S. Worgall, MD

Pathology - Clinical
Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Inborn Error of Metabolism
  • Multiple Myeloma

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Assistant Director, Special Chemistry

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Heidelberg, Faculty of Medicine (Germany)
  • Residency: J Wolfgang Goethe University - Frankfurt
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Pathology


Selected Publications

Worgall, T.S., Veerappan, A., Sung, B., Kim, B.I., Weiner, E., Bholah, R., Silver, R.B., Jiang, X.C., and Worgall, S.. Impaired sphingolipid synthesis in the respiratory tract induces airway hyperreactivity. Sci Transl Med 2013 5:186ra167

Hornemann T, Worgall TS. Sphingolipids and atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis 2013; 226: 16-28

Xu, Y., Krause, A., Limberis, M., Worgall, T.S., and Worgall, S. 2013. Low sphingosine-1-phosphate impairs lung dendritic cells in cystic fibrosis. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2013 48:250-257.

Stojanovic, M.N., and Worgall, T.S.. Detecting hydrophobic molecules with nucleic acid-based receptors. Curr Opin Chem Biol, 2010 14:751-757

Pei R, Shen Aa, Olah MJ, Stefanovic D, Worgall TS, Stojanovic MN. 2009. High-resolution cross-reactive array for alkaloids. Chem Commun (Camb). 2009 Jun 14;(22):3193-5

Chang CL, Seo T, Matsuzaki M, Worgall TS, Deckelbaum RJ. 2009. N-3 fatty acids reduce arterial LDL-cholesterol delivery and arterial lipoprotein lipase levels and lipase distribution. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 29: 555-61.

Hamai H, Keyserman F, Quittell LM, Worgall TS. 2009. Defective CFTR increases synthesis and mass of sphingolipids that modulate membrane composition and lipid signaling. J Lipid Res. 50: 1101-8.