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Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Opens New Patient Facility in Lower Manhattan

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Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Opens in Lower Manhattan
07-22-2013

Dr. Philip Stieg, director of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center and neurosurgeon-in-chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has announced the opening of new clinical location in lower Manhattan. The new facility is located at 156 William Street, on the 12th floor, convenient to all of downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The new office will be staffed with the award-winning faculty of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center. Dr. Samuel Kim, who will see patients full time at the new office, is a general neurosurgeon with expertise in spinal surgery, cardiovascular disorders, trauma, and brain tumors.

Three other neurosurgeons from our upper east side location will now offer patient appointments at the new facility, a great convenience to patients who live or work in lower Manhattan or Brooklyn:

Dr. Mark Souweidane, vice chairman of the department of neurosurgery at Weill Cornell and the director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center, is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon specializing in brain and spinal tumors, chiari malformations, colloid cysts, and craniofacial abnormalities.

Dr. Athos Patsalides, neurosurgeon and interventional neuroradiologist, specializes in carotid and intracranial stenting, endovascular repair of brain aneurysms, intra-arterial chemotherapy, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty, and presurgical tumor embolization. Dr. Patsalides also has expertise in the surgical treatment of AVMs and spinal compression fractures.

Dr. Jared Knopman, neurosurgeon and interventional neuroradiologist, specializes in cerebrovascular disorders, including both the open surgical and minimally invasive endovascular treatment of aneurysms, AVMs, brain tumors, and carotid occlusive disease. He has expertise in embolization of aneurysms and AVMs, carotid stenting/endarterectomy, and intra-arterial chemotherapy. He also performs spinal cord stimulation and microvascular decompression for chronic pain syndromes and trigeminal neuralgia.

“The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is already a leading provider of neurosurgical care on the upper east side of Manhattan,” says Dr. Stieg, “Now we’re able to bring our services to a diverse community of patients who live and work in lower Manhattan and have previously been under-served. It’s a major convenience for them, and a privilege for us, to have this new facility downtown.”

With the recently announced merger of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Downtown Hospital, the new Brain and Spine facility also has full hospital resources at hand. The newly named NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, now the sixth campus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, is just a block away from the new Brain and Spine Center location.

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