A patient with AT/RT should be treated by an interdisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, oncologists, radiologists, physical therapists, and other pediatric specialists with advanced training and extensive experience in children’s brain tumors. The pediatric neurosurgery service at Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery offers the services of four of the top surgeons in the field as well as access to a full range of specialists in all the disciplines a patient needs. Dr. Souweidane and Dr. Greenfield are not only the pediatric neurosurgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, but also at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, which is just across the street from our facility here on the east side of New York.
Dr. Mark Souweidane, M.D. is vice chair of Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery and director of pediatric neurosurgery, is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric neurosurgery, including pediatric brain tumors. He has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, and is regularly included on lists of the nation’s Best Doctors and Super Doctors. A pioneering champion of minimal access neurosurgery, Dr. Souweidane has specialized endoscopic surgical skills that attract patients and practitioners that benefit from his talents. (Read more about Dr. Souweidane.)
Neil Feldstein, M.D., has expertise in the full range of pediatric neurosurgical conditions, with special interest in arachnoid cysts, Chiari malformations, spinal dysraphism, brain and spinal cord tumors, craniofacial abnormalities, and neurovascular conditions. (Read more about Dr. Feldstein.)
Jeffrey Greenfield, Ph.D., M.D., is Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and a pediatric neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield, whose laboratory research includes the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, specializes in minimally invasive (endoscopic) pediatric neurosurgery as well as in advanced surgery for brain tumors. (Read more about Dr. Greenfield.)
Caitlin Hoffman, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery as well as in adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery. She has completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery and has performed extensive research on the molecular mechanisms of progression of brain tumors, specifically medulloblastoma. Dr. Hoffman’s clinical research includes venous anomalies in craniosynostosis, early surgical treatment for Rasmussen’s encephalitis, minimally invasive methods of treating hydrocephalus and intracranial cysts, and the characteristics and safety of invasive monitoring for pediatric neurovascular disorders such as AVM. (Read more about Dr. Hoffman)