Tilla S. Worgall, MD

Expertise in: 
Pathology - Clinical
Board Certifications: 
Clinical Pathology
Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Inborn Error of Metabolism
  • Multiple Myeloma

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • 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
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


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

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Heidelberg, Faculty of Medicine (Germany)
  • 1991 University of Heidelberg
  • Residency: J Wolfgang Goethe University - Frankfurt
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: 1995 Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Of Frankfurt
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: 1999 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C

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.