• Simply the Best

    Weill Cornell has some of the best neurosurgeons in the country, at the top hospital in New York, providing state-of-the-art care. More about Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell.

  • Dr. Ali Baaj at the Complex Spine CME lab course
    Complex Spine CME

    Dr. Baaj recently led a hands-on lab course in spinal reconstruction. See photos

  • Rohan Ramakrishna
    Young Neurosurgeon Embraces New Technologies to Save Lives

    Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna is pioneering new approaches in the OR and in the research lab. Read more

  • Laser Surgery for brain lesions
    Attacking Brain Lesions with Light

    Our new Laser Surgery Program offers a groundbreaking way to defeat brain tumors and epilepsy using beams of light. Find out more about Laser Surgery

Second Opinion ProgramSecond Opinion Program

You can now get a second opinion quickly, without an office visit, by uploading your medical images
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Lower ManhattanWeill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Branches Out

Our new satellite offices bring award-winning neurological surgeons to Queens, Brooklyn, and Lower Manhattan...More about our new offices >

Dr. Mark SouweidaneRudin Foundation Gift Creates Student Fellowship

Brain and Spine Center program intends to help medical students explore a research career in pediatric neuro-oncology... About the Fellowship >

Weill Cornell Surgical Innovations LabSurgical Innovations Lab

Our state-of-the-art 3D training facility can teach advanced techniques to surgeons around the globe... more >

CME ScheduleCME Update

The latest calendar of courses and events, with online registration... See schedule >

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Speakers' BureauSpeakers' Bureau

Our top neurosurgeons are sought-after speakers for events in New York City and around the world... more >

Our Medical Team

Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine
Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D.

Chairman and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
Professor of Neurological Surgery

Ali A. Baaj, M.D.
Ali A. Baaj, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Co-Director, Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Program
Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery

Srikanth Boddu, M.S., M.R.C.S., F.R.C.R., M.D.
Srikanth Boddu, M.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery

Babacar Cisse, M.D., Ph.D.
Babacar Cisse, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Leon Levy Research Fellow,
Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute

Dr. Georgiana Dobri
Georgiana Dobri, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neuroendocrinology in Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine

Eric Elowitz, MD
Eric H. Elowitz, M.D.

Vice Chairman for Quality and Patient Safety 
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Spinal Surgery

Howard A. Fine, M.D. Weill Cornell Neuro-oncology
Howard A. Fine, M.D.

Director of Neuro-oncology
Director, Brain Tumor Center, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD
Kai-Ming Fu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Spinal Surgery
Co-Director, Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Program

Y. Pierre Gobin, MD
Y. Pierre Gobin, M.D.

Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery
Director, Interventional Radiology

Jeffrey Greenfield, MD, PhD
Jeffrey P. Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Associate Residency Director

Roger Härtl, M.D.
Roger Härtl, M.D.

Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director of Spinal Surgery

Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.
Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics

Rupa Gopalan Juthani, M.D. Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgery
Rupa Gopalan Juthani, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Michael Kaplitt, MD, PhD
Michael Kaplitt, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice Chair, Research, Neurological Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery 
Director, Movement Disorders and Pain
Director, Residency Program

Samuel C. Kim, MD
Samuel C. Kim, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Jared Knopman, MD
Jared Knopman, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Ning Lin, MD
Ning Lin, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery

Rajiv Magge, M.D.
Rajiv Magge, M.D.

Assistant Attending Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Susan Pannullo, MD
Susan C. Pannullo, M.D.

Director, Neurosurgical Radiosurgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Athos Patsalides, MD
Athos Patsalides, M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery
Associate Attending Radiologist

Kenneth Perrine, PhD, ABPP-CN
Kenneth Perrine, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Associate Professor of Neuropsychology

Rohan Ramakrishna, M.D.
Rohan Ramakrishna, M.D.

Alvina and Willis Murphy Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Director, Brain Metastases Program
Co-director, William Rhodes and Louise Tilzer-Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma

Amanda L. Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Amanda L. Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurological Surgery

Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.
Theodore H. Schwartz, M.D.

David and Ursel Barnes Professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Otolaryngology
Director, Center for Epilepsy and Pituitary Surgery
Co-Director, Surgical Neuro-oncology

Mark M. Souweidane, MD
Mark M. Souweidane, M.D.

Vice Chairman, Neurological Surgery
Director, Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Dr. Jessica Spat-Lemus
Jessica Spat-Lemus, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in Neurological Surgery

Michael Virk, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael Virk, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery