Brain Tumors in Adults

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Doctors Who Treat Brain Tumors in Adults

A patient diagnosed with a brain tumor should be treated by a multidisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-oncologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, radiation oncologists, physical therapists, social workers, and other specialists with advanced training and extensive experience in brain tumors. The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center offers the services of some of the top surgeons in the field as well as access to a full range of specialists in all the disciplines a patient needs. (See also: Doctors Who Treat Brain Tumors in Children.)

Dr. Philip E. StiegDr. Philip Stieg, the chairman and neurosurgeon-in-chief of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, is one of the top neurosurgeons in the nation and has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly since that designation was created (13 years in a row). Dr. Stieg has developed an international reputation in the area of cerebrovascular disorders and brain tumor 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.)

Theodore H. Schwartz, MDTheodore H. Schwartz, M.D., specializes in the surgical treatment of brain tumors, pituitary tumors, and epilepsy surgery using the latest techniques in computer-guided surgical navigation, minimally invasive endoscopy, and microsurgery. Dr. Schwartz has been named to the lists of New York's Super Doctors, Best Doctors in New York, America's Top Surgeons, America's Best Doctors, and America's Best Doctors for Cancer. (Read more about Dr. Schwartz.)

Susan Pannullo, MDDr. Susan Pannullo is board-certified in both Neurology and Neurological Surgery and specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Pannullo is one of the few neurosurgeons in the United States with access to Brainlab iX, Gamma Knife, and CyberKnife, all of which allow non-invasive treatment of AVMs and other conditions of the brain and spine. (Read more about Dr. Pannullo.)

Rohan Ramakrishna, MDDr. Rohan Ramakrishna is an award-winning neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors and other central nervous system tumors. Dr. Ramakrishna treats patients with gliomas, metastatic disease, skull base lesions, and pituitary disorders. He employs advanced awake mapping, imaging techniques, and microsurgery to ensure maximal tumor removal and achieve the safest possible surgical outcomes. (Read more about Dr. Ramakrishna.)

Dr. Samuel C. KimDr. Samuel C. Kim is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has been in practice for 10 years. Dr. Kim has expertise in complex spinal surgery, brain tumors, peripheral nerve surgery, and vascular diseases of the brain and spine — including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid occlusion, and stroke. He sees patients at our Lower Manhattan office. (Read more about Dr. Kim.)

Dr. Amanda SacksDr. Amanda Sacks is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in cognitive remediation after brain trauma, including the trauma of brain tumor resection surgery. Dr. Sacks has extensive experience in treating patients who suffer from cognitive and emotional difficulties that may be the result of a wide range of neurological conditions, including trauma; epilepsy; radiation or chemotherapy; cardiopulmonary bypass procedures; cerebrovascular disease; and others.  (Read more about Dr. Sacks.)

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At Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, our neurosurgeons are highly skilled in the most advanced minimally invasive procedures for treating brain tumors. Our relationship with NewYork/Presbyterian Hospital allows our surgeons access to the very best facilities and specialists, as well as the most leading-edge research laboratories, to ensure that you get the best treatment available.

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