Chiari Malformation

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Doctors Who Treat Chiari Malformations

Meet the Chiari CARE specialists at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center:

Dr. Philip E. StiegDr. Philip E. Stieg, the chairman and neurosurgeon-in-chief of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, is one of the top neurosurgeons in the nation, having been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly for 13 years in a row. Dr. Stieg has developed an international reputation in the area of cerebrovascular disorders and surgery and specializes in Chiari malformations in adults; 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). (Read more about Dr. Stieg.)

Dr. Mark SouweidaneDr. Mark Souweidane, internationally recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric neurosurgery, is vice chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurological Surgery and director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center. 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.)

Dr. Jeffrey GreenfieldDr. Jeffrey Greenfield is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and a pediatric neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield specializes in minimally invasive (endoscopic) pediatric neurosurgery as well as in the treatment of Chiari malformations, spasticity disorders, and hydrocephalus. (Read more about Dr. Greenfield.)

Dr. Caitlin HoffmanCaitlin Hoffman, M.D., is an award-winning 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. (More about Dr. Hoffman)

The surgeons and clinical professionals 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.

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Reviewed by Jeffrey Greenfield, Ph.D., M.D.
Last reviewed/last updated: January 2015
Illustrations by Thom Graves, CMI