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Osama Kashlan, MD, MPH, Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgery

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...

Physician assistant Kaitlyn Twomey, left, joins Dr. Judy Ch’ang, medical director of the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit on 2South, in welcoming the new portable MRI scanner.

A portable MRI scanner is now up and running in the neuro ICU at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the first of its kind available to patients in New York City. The portable unit allows our team to perform scans right at a patient’s bedside, without having to schedule time in imaging or losing time precious time in transport. In just its first two weeks of operation, the machine has helped in the diagnosis and management of several seriously ill patients,...

Top Doctors in Neurosurgery 2024

The faculty members of Weill Cornell Medicine are consistently named to annual lists of Top Doctors, Best Doctors, and Super Doctors. We are honored that so many of our faculty are included on the 2024 Castle Connolly list of America’s Top Doctors, joining 300+ of our Weill Cornell Medicine colleagues from every discipline. Many of these top doctors have been named to this prestigious list for 10, 15, or even 20 years.

The 2024 list of America’s Top Doctors features these...

Elaine M. Regacho

The Neurosurgery Outstanding Service Award spotlights members of the department who exemplify the department's core values. The winner for Q3 2023 is Elaine M. Regacho, nurse practitioner who works with Dr. Philip Stieg and his patients.

“Elaine is an unfailingly professional, compassionate, and caring nurse practitioner,” says Dr. Stieg. “The attention she provides is a big part of why our patients report feeling so well cared for...

Dr Stieg, Dr. Park, Dr. Salama, and Dr. Min

Gayle Salama, MD, and John Park, MD, PhD, have been named co-directors of the new CSF Leak Program at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Salama is a neuroradiologist and Director of Spine Imaging and Interventions; she specializes in the advanced imaging required to diagnose and locate a CSF leak. Dr Park is a neurological surgeon with expertise in ...

Katie Chrunyk Named PA Mentor of the Year

Katie Chrunyk was recently selected as the PA Mentor of the Year in neuroscience by the Department of Physician Assistant Services at NewYork-Presbyterian. The awards, given each year to honor outstanding PAs on each campus of the health system, recognize excellence in the profession and a stellar commitment to patient care. Katie, who was honored earlier this year as Neurology PA of the Year for her outstanding work with our hospitalized patients, was selected from among 350 PAs...

A Top Hospital Neurosurgery in the World, #1 in NY, Third Year in a Row!

Since Newsweek and Statista started ranking specialized hospitals in 2021, the neurosurgery service at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University has been at the top of the list. When the 2024 lists came out earlier this month, it was a hat trick – for the third year in a row we are the #1 hospital for neurosurgery in New York, and one of the very best in the world. (Yes, in the world.)

“We are of course proud to be...

Dr. Souweidane Talks About His Research in New Video

Dr. Mark Souweidane sat down with NYP Advances recently to talk about why he chose pediatric neurosurgery, how his clinical trials of DIPG are going, and the exciting news about his new clinical trial for choroid plexus carcinoma. Watch the video( on YouTube here).

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Daniel Och cuts the ribbon opening the new Och Spine unit on 2N

A world-class new hospital unit dedicated to spine patients has opened on the second floor of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, thanks to the generosity of the Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation. The new unit features all single-occupancy rooms, where patients will be cared for by spine specialists that include physician assistants and physical therapists in addition to bedside nurses.

Och Spine at NewYork-...

Galal Elsayed, M.D.

Neurosurgeon Galal Elsayed, M.D., has joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery, and will see patients at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Dr. Elsayed is an award-winning neurosurgeon with advanced fellowship training in endoscopic, minimally invasive, and complex reconstructive spine surgery, with specialty training in the use of augmented reality and robotics. He will see patients primarily at clinical offices in...

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