Spine Specialist Osama Kashlan, MD, MPH, Joins Neurosurgery Team in Brooklyn

Neurosurgeon Osama Kashlan, MD, MPH, has joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery, and will see patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist. Dr. Kashlan is an award-winning, board-certified neurosurgeon who is fellowship trained in spine surgery. His specialty is minimally invasive spine surgery, including innovative new endoscopic approaches to the spine. He will see patients at clinical offices in downtown Brooklyn, Sunset Park, and at the new Center for Community Health in Park Slope, and will perform surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist.

"We are delighted to have Dr. Kashlan join the faculty," says Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Margaret and Robert J. Hariri, MD ’87, PhD ’87 Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. "He is an excellent addition to our Brooklyn team, bringing world-class spine surgery to patients there. Our expanding network of hospitals and office locations is designed to make it extremely convenient for individuals to get expert neurosurgical care no matter where they live."

"I feel fortunate to add such a remarkable spine specialist to the team," says Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, chief of neurological surgery at NYP Brooklyn Methodist. "Dr. Kashlan’s advanced skills in minimally invasive spine surgery promise to bring our patients relief from back pain with less time spent recovering. I am proud to be a part of the Brooklyn Methodist team – over the past several years we have transformed a small community hospital into a major academic and clinical center for world-class care. Dr. Kashlan’s advanced skills in spine surgery represent a significant step forward for us."

Dr. Kashlan’s practice covers a wide range of spinal disorders, including degenerative spinal disorders, spinal trauma, scoliosis, spinal deformity, and spine tumors. He takes pride in ensuring all motion-sparing options — including disc replacement, facet replacement, and decompressive non-fusion endoscopic procedures — are exhausted prior to offering his patients fusion operations. He also has a special interest in tumors, infections, and congenital defects of the lumbosacral junction, with additional experience in treating adult tethered cords and sacral pathologies. Before joining the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Kashlan served as Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the University of Michigan, where he was also in charge of the spine fellowship.

“This is a valuable expansion of our spine services,” says Dr. Roger Härtl, Hansen-MacDonald Professor of Neurological Surgery and director of spinal surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, as well as neurosurgical director of Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “Dr. Kashlan brings additional strength in endoscopic and other minimally invasive techniques to our patients in Brooklyn, bringing advanced surgical capability close to home.” 

More about Dr. Kashlan

More about NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist

Dr. Kashlan was recently interviewed by a Saudi TV program; the original video is below, and an English-language summary of the conversation appears in this blog post.



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