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CBTP Lab’s “Summer Sprint” Continues

Matthew Bernstein in the Weill Cornell Children's Brain Tumor Project Lab

The final two participants in the summer 2016 research program have arrived in the Children’s Brain Tumor Project (CBTP) lab. Matthew Bernstein, who lost his brother Zachary to DIPG and who currently serves as the Youth Volunteer Coordinator for his family’s Fly a Kite Foundation, will spend August helping kick-start our efforts to build a database of thalamic glioma samples. These samples, in combination with the data we are assembling through the online Thalamic Glioma Registry, will be invaluable in new, specific research efforts dedicated to these rare brain tumors.

We Are #1 in New York, Again!

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue 2016

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the #1 hospital in New York for the 16th year in a row; Neurology/Neurosurgery is ranked #1 in New York and #3 in the nation

Dr. Ramakrishna Named Alvina and Willis Murphy Assistant Professor

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna

The Alvina and Willis Murphy Assistant Professorship of Neurological Surgery has been awarded to Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, effective August 1, 2016. The endowed professorship, created to support a promising neurosurgeon early in his or her career, was established in 2005 through a generous bequest from the estate of Alvina Murphy.

Dr. Kaplitt First in New York to Use Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor

Dr. Michael Kaplitt

This advanced procedure was just approved by the FDA last week as a way to eliminate the source of tremors in a completely non-invasive way.

Dr. Michael Apuzzo Joins Faculty

Dr. Michael Apuzzo

The renowned neurosurgeon will mentor faculty, residents, fellows, and students and will develop an Office of Academic Publishing.