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Dr. Thomas Link Wins 2018 Apuzzo Award

Thomas Link, MD, and Michael LJ Apuzzo, MD

Fifth-year neurosurgical resident Thomas Link, MD, has been named the winner of the 2018 Michael L. J. Apuzzo Resident Literature Award for Creativity and Innovation.

Best Neurosurgeons in New York, 2018

New York Magazine Best Doctors 2018 - Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgeons

The annual list of “Best Doctors in New York,” published this week by New York magazine, includes eight of our faculty members

Dr. Stieg Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Dr. Stieg Awarded 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor, which is an award recognized by Congress, is given annually to exceptional individuals for outstanding contributions to their field.

11 Faculty Members Selected to 2018 List of New York SuperDoctors

11 Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgery Faculty Members Selected to 2018 List of New York SuperDoctors

The annual list, published each May in the New York Times Magazine, is assembled based on peer nomination, credentials, and achievement.

Dr. Ramakrishna and Dr. Hussain Honored at AANS 2018

Drs. Rohan Ramakrishna and Ibrahim Hussain of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

Dr. Ramakrishna & Dr. Hussain were honored for their work in gliomas and bioengineered disc tissue.

Dr. Stieg Named 2018 Stroke Hero by New York Chapter of American Heart/Stroke Association

Dr. Stieg with Team Stieg, including his son, Nick, and his daughter, Claire

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief was honored for his advocacy for stroke prevention and innovation to improve stroke outcomes

Dr. Cisse Appointed Leonard and Fleur Harlan Clinical Scholar

Babacar Cisse, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

Babacar Cisse, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery and of neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, has been named as the newest Leonard and Fleur Harlan Clinical Scholar, effective April 1, 2018. The three-year appointment supports an outstanding junior faculty member in the field of neurological surgery and will allow Dr. Cisse to develop his brain tumor research laboratory, which focuses on the development and progression of gliomas.

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center Team Contribute to AANS/CNS Joint Section 2018

Weill Cornell Medicine chief neurosurgical resident Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.

The world-class spine surgeons of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center contributed significantly to “Restoring Alignment in an Era of Global Change,” this year’s meeting of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, held this year in Orlando, Florida. Our faculty members played an active part in directing and moving the conversation forward during the conference, at which chief resident Ibrahim Hussain, M.D. was awarded the Charles Kuntz IV Scholar Award.

Dr. Parker Awarded NREF Fellowship for 2018-19

Whitney Parker, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgery

Dr. Parker's research will focus on the role of novel NMDA receptor variants in human brain development and epilepsy.

Dr. Rajappa Presents at Pediatric Precision Oncology Conference

Dr. Prajwal Rajappa, Precision Medicine Fellow in Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield’s pediatric brain tumor research lab at Weill Cornell Medicine

The Pediatric Precision Medicine Fellow presented “Precision Sequencing Algorithm for Pediatric Neuro-Oncology”

Drs. Dinkin and Patsalides Awarded Best Original Contribution by the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

Best Original Contribution by the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

The team evaluated the safety and efficacy of stenting in patients with venous sinus stenosis, a narrowing of the veins in the brain.

Dr. Cisse Named As Winner of NINDS-CNS Getch Scholar Award

Dr. Babacar Cisse

The award was established in 2015 to support the research efforts of promising neurosurgeon-scientists.

Neurosurgery Resident Dr. Brenton Pennicooke Awarded Inaugural Michael L.J. Apuzzo Resident Literature Award for Creativity and Innovation

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgical Chief Resident Dr. Brenton Pennicooke

The new award recognizes original work by a Weill Cornell Medicine resident in neurological surgery in laboratory or clinical research.

Dr. Härtl Study on MIS Decompression Outcomes Named CNS Paper of the Year

Minimally invasive laminectory using “over the top” decompression with tubular retractor system (left) vs traditional open laminectomy technique.

The minimally invasive option resulted in lower reoperation and fusion rates, less slip progression, and greater patient satisfaction than open surgery.

Dr. Ramakrishna Awarded Healthcare Leadership Fellowship

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna of Weill Cornell Medicine

He is one of seven young physicians selected for the program, which fosters professional development and leadership.

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center Team Contribute to AANS/CNS Joint Section 2017

AANS/CNS Joint Section 2017

The experts of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center made a significant contribution to this year’s meeting of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, held last month in Las Vegas. Our faculty members directed and lectured at courses and moderated panel discussions, and several of our residents and a past fellow presented, spoke, and won awards for their work.

Dr. Marongiu Selected for NY Academy of Sciences Interstellar Initiative

Roberta Marongiu, Ph.D.

The program cultivates and mentors promising young investigators in the fields of cancer, regenerative medicine, and neuroscience research.

Raymond Chang Wins ABTA Award for Summer Sprint Project

Raymond Chang Wins ABTA Award for Summer Sprint

Raymond Chang, a medical student who participated in the Children’s Brain Tumor Project “summer sprint” in 2016, has been named winner of the American Brain Tumor Association’s Lucien Rubinstein Award.

Dr. Härtl Wins AOSpine’s Regional Educator of the Year Award

Michael Grevitt presents the AOSpine Regional Educator of the Year Award to Dr. Roger Härtl in Davos, Switzerland.

Dr. Härtl was honored by the global spine society for his international leadership role in educating neurosurgeons in minimally invasive spinal surgery (MIS) techniques.

Dr. Hussain Wins Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award

Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.

Fourth-year resident Ibrahim Hussain, M.D., has been named one of 2017’s Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award winners.  This prestigious award is given each year to the top 30 neurosurgical residents or fellows for outstanding laboratory or clinical research on spinal disorders. Dr. Hussain won the award for his oral paper presentation, based on work he's done with Dr. Ilya Laufer and Dr.

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