Vascular Brain Tumors

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Doctors Who Treat Vascular Brain Tumors

An individual diagnosed with a vascular brain tumor should be evaluated by an experienced neurosurgeon, since surgery is the usual treatment, with excellent outcomes. The faculty at Weill Cornell includes some of the very best world-renowned specialists in treating a wide variety of cerebrovascular disorders and brain tumors:

Dr. Philip E. StiegDr. Philip E. Stieg, 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 since that designation was created (13 years in a row). 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.)

Dr. Jared KnopmanDr. Jared Knopman specializes in the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine and is one of the few neurosurgeons in New York City with dual expertise in both open neurosurgical and minimally invasive interventional techniques. Dr. Knopman has done specialized fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and is an expert in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, AVMs, carotid stenosis, stroke, and pre-operative embolization.  (Read more about Dr. Knopman.)

Dr. Y. Pierre GobinDr. Y. Pierre Gobin, Director of Interventional Neuroradiology at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, is an internationally recognized expert with 20 years of experience in the treatment of acute stroke and other vascular conditions of the brain and spine. A pioneer in endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, Dr. Gobin was one of the inventors of the Concentric MERCI Retriever that is used in removing blood clots and other obstructions. He has developed and established minimally invasive surgical approaches to treating acute stroke and has particular expertise in arterial stenting and other treatments for cerebrovascular disorders. (Read more about Dr. Gobin.)

Dr. Athos PatsalidesDr. Athos Patsalides is an Interventional Neuroradiologist who specializes in the endovascular treatment of diseases of the brain and spine, including stroke, aneurysms, AVM, and carotid and intracranial stenosis. He has received multiple awards and distinctions from the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Neuroradiology, and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. (Read more about Dr. Patsalides.)

Dr. Theodore H. SchwartzDr. Theodore Schwartz specializes in the surgical treatment of brain tumors, pituitary tumors, and epilepsy using the latest techniques in computer-guided surgical navigation, minimally invasive endoscopy and microsurgery. Dr. Schwartz, who is regularly named as one 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, is the co-author of two books on endoscopic skull base surgery and endoscopic pituitary surgery.  He has lectured widely, bringing state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques to advance neurosurgery around the world. (Read more about Dr. Schwartz.)

Dr. Babacar CisseDr. Babacar Cisse 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. Amanda Sacks-ZimmermanDr. Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman 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-Zimmerman.)

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.

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