Any individual diagnosed with carotid occlusive disease, or who has had a transient ischemic attack (TIA, or mini-stroke) as a result of carotid stenosis or carotid occlusion should be seen by an experienced neurosurgeon. The neurosurgeon will conduct an evaluation and make a recommendation on a course of treatment tailored specifically to each patient.
Even within the specialty of neurosurgery there are sub-specialists who have particular expertise in cerebrovascular conditions like carotid occlusive disease, or who have many years of experience in the treatment of carotid stenosis, embolisms, or occlusions. At Weill Cornell, our faculty includes some of the very best world-renowned specialists:
Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D., the chair and neurosurgeon-in-chief of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, leads the cerebrovascular team. Dr. Stieg is one of the top neurosurgeons in the nation, having been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly each year since that designation was created nearly two decades ago. Dr. Stieg has developed an international reputation in the area of cerebrovascular disorders and surgery; his work has been broadly published, and he has contributed to groups such as the Joint Sections of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS). He is the past President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons and has received multiple awards and honors for his work. (Read more about Dr. Stieg.)
Y. Pierre Gobin, M.D. Director of Interventional Neuroradiology at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, is an internationally recognized expert with 20 years of experience in the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine. A pioneer in endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, Dr. Gobin was one of the inventors of the MERCI Retriever that is used in removing blood clots and other obstructions. He has developed and established minimally invasive surgical approaches to treating acute stroke and has particular expertise in arterial stenting and other treatments for cerebrovascular disorders. (Read more about Dr. Gobin.)
Jared Knopman, M.D. specializes in the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine and has dual expertise in both open neurosurgical and minimally invasive interventional techniques. Dr. Knopman has done specialized fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and has surgical and interventional expertise in treating a diverse array of diseases of the brain and spine. (Read more about Dr. Knopman.)
Ning Lin, M.D. brings a unique combination of neurosurgical and endovascular experience in treating a wide range of vascular diseases of the brain and spine. He has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented in national neurosurgery conferences on the topic of carotid occlusive disease. Dr. Lin sees patients and performs surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. (Read more about Dr. Lin.)
Dr. Srikanth Boddu, M.D., M.Sc. is an interventional neuroradiologist who specializes in minimally invasive endovascular treatments for cerebrovascular and spinal disorders. In addition to carotid occlusive disease, Dr. Boddu’s specialties include aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, compression fractures, tumors, stroke, pseudotumor cerebri, and tinnitus. Dr. Boddu sees patients and performs surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center on the upper east side on Manhattan. (Read more about Dr. Boddu)
The surgeons of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center have the state-of-the-art facilities of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the #1 hospital in New York, available to them for their lifesaving work. The combined resources and expertise of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center allow us to offer the very best in patient care, with excellent outcomes. Request an appointment using our online form.