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Best Neurosurgeons in New York, 2020

The Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center is filled with specialists who routinely appear on lists of Top Doctors, Best Doctors, and SuperDoctors, and 2020 is no exception. This year’s roster of Castle Connolly Top Doctors includes a record 13 members of our faculty:

Dr. Philip E. Stieg (who has been named to the Castle Connolly list since its inception more than 20 years ago)

Dr. Eric Elowitz (named...

8 Faculty Members Named Best Doctors in New York for 2020
The annual list names the top primary doctors and specialists in the New York metropolitan area.
16 Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Faculty Members Named to 2020 New York SuperDoctors List

A record 16 faculty members from the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center were named to the 2020 list of New York SuperDoctors, published as a supplement to the New York Times Magazine on May 10, 2020. This list is an elite roster of physicians named by their peers as the very best in their field.

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna and Dr. Susan Pannullo
Our doctors publish papers propose frameworks for operating in during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Herniated Disc
Dr. Virk contributes to the breadth of information on with information on herniated disc in the upper back.
A new study has established that patient outcomes continue to improve over time, as surgeons hone the advanced skills required for these demanding procedures.
Dr. Theodore Schwartz was honored at the 2019 Taste for Life dinner hosted by the Brain Tumor Foundation
This year's event honored Dr. Stieg and Dr. Schwartz for their contributions to the field
Harry Linen and Dr. Stieg
Harry was nominated by his co-workers, who wrote that “Harry is always a team player.”
An integrated program designed for patients with pulsatile tinnitus promises to bring relief to thousands of sufferers
In November 2019 Dr. Caitlin Hoffman performed the first-ever functional hemispherotomy in Tanzania on a four-year-old boy with intractable seizures. Dr. Hoffman was assisted by Dr. Whitney Parker, a Weill Cornell Medicine neurosurgical resident, as well as by Dr. Japhet Ngerageza, the patient’s attending neurosurgeon. The surgery was successful, and the little boy is now seizure free.

For the past decade, our neurosurgical program in Tanzania has focused on neurotrauma and birth defects largely because they affect children and young adults; returning them to good health results in a large number of additional productive years of life. This year we expanded our scope to include seizure disorders, which also disproportionately affect children.

Untreated seizures can lead to cognitive deficits and greatly limit a...

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