Craniopharyngiomas

You are here

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 SouweidaneMark Souweidane, M.D. is 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. SchwartzTheodore H. Schwartz, M.D., 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 GreenfieldJeffrey Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D. 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 PannulloSusan 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 RamakrishnaRohan Ramakrishna, M.D. 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 DobriGeorgiana Dobri, M.D. 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.)

Dr. Babacar CisseBabacar Cisse, M.D., Ph.D. Leon Levy Research Fellow at the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, is an award-winning neurosurgeon with special expertise in brain and spinal tumors. He utilizes advanced neuro-navigation, ultrasound, imaging, motor and speech mapping, and endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients. A native of Senegal, Dr. Cisse received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Bard College, then his combined MD/PhD degrees with Distinction from Columbia University in New York. (Read more about Dr. Cisse)

Dr Philip E. Stieg, Weill Cornell MedicinePhilip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D., the chairman and neurosurgeon-in-chief of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, leads the cerebrovascular team. Dr. Stieg is one of the top neurosurgeons in the nation, having been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly each year since that designation was created nearly two decades ago. Dr. Stieg has developed an international reputation in the area of cerebrovascular disorders and 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.)

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.

Request an Appointment | Refer a Patient