Craniopharyngiomas

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Doctors Who Treat Craniopharyngiomas

A patient diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma should be evaluated by a neurosurgical team with advanced training and extensive experience in children’s brain tumors. The pediatric neurosurgery service at 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. Dr. Souweidane and Dr. Greenfield are not only the pediatric neurosurgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, but also at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, which is just across the street from our facility here on the east side of New York.

Dr. Mark SouweidaneDr. Mark Souweidane, vice chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurological Surgery and director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center, is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric neurosurgery, including pediatric brain tumors. 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. Theodore H. SchwartzDr. Theodore H. Schwartz, professor of neurological surgery at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center,  is an internationally known expert in endoscopic surgery craniopharyngiomas and pituitary tumors in both adults and children. He has been named to the lists of New York's Super Doctors, New York magazine’s list of Best Doctors in America, America's Top Surgeons, America's Best Doctors, and America's Best Doctors for Cancer. He is the co-author of two books on endoscopic skull base surgery and endoscopic pituitary surgery and has traveled to India, China, and other nations to teach advanced endoscopic techniques to neurosurgeons around the globe. (Read more about Dr. Schwartz.)

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, whose laboratory research includes the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, specializes in minimally invasive (endoscopic) pediatric neurosurgery as well as in advanced surgery for brain tumors. (Read more about Dr. Greenfield.)

Dr. Susan PannulloDr. Susan Pannullo, M.D., is board-certified in both Neurology and Neurological Surgery and specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery. Her practice allows her access to the GammaKnife, CyberKnife, and Brainlab iX, all of which allow non-invasive treatment of spinal tumors and other conditions of the brain and spine. (Read more about Dr. Pannullo.)

Dr. Rohan RamakrishnaDr. 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. Georgiana DobriDr. Georgiana Dobri is a board-certified neuroendocrinologist who specializes in disorders of the pituitary and adrenal glands. She completed an endocrinology fellowship in pituitary and adrenal disorders at the Cleveland Clinic, where she went on to care of high-complexity patients in her pituitary and adrenal clinics. She now works closely with the neurosurgeons of the Weill Cornell Medicine Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Program and offers ongoing therapies to post-surgical patients. (Read more about Dr. Dobri.)

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. Contact us to day to request an appointment.

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