Neurofibromatosis (NF1 and NF2)

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Doctors Who Treat Neurofibromatosis

An individual with neurofibromatosis is best treated by an interdisciplinary team that may include the following:

  • neurosurgeon
  • oncologist
  • neurologist
  • orthopedic surgeon
  • ophthalmologist
  • physical, occupational, and/or speech therapist
  • hearing specialist
  • geneticist


At NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, that interdisciplinary team is led by Dr. Kaleb Yohay at the Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Clinic. If surgery is needed, to remove tumors that may be cancerous, or for cosmetic reasons, the Neurofibromatosis Surgery Program at the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center offers the services of two of the top pediatric neurosurgeons in the country:

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 neurofibromatosis and other pediatric 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.)

Jeffrey Greenfield, PhD, MDDr. 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 tumors that affect children and adolescents. (Read more about Dr. Greenfield.)

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.)

Neurofibromatosis is a complicated disorder, and it should be treated at a major medical center by specialists with expertise in the condition. Our Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Clinic ensures that each patient gets the individualized treatment plan that will create the best outcomes.

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