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Children's Brain Tumor Project Participates in Release of Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas

Dr. Souweidane and Dr. Greenfield - Weill Cornell Medicine

The CBTP joins a historic undertaking in pediatric neurosurgery research.

Dr. Schwartz Publishes “Laser Scalpel” Findings in Cerebral Cortex

Chris Schaffer & Dr. Theodore Schwartz

A collaboration between Dr. Theodore Schwartz at Weill Cornell Medicine and Dr. Chris Schaffer at Cornell University in Ithaca has resulted in a paper in the publication Cerebral Cortex. In the paper, co-authored by Dr. Mingrui Zhao and titled “In Vivo Femtosecond Laser Subsurface Cortical Microtransections Attenuate Acute Rat Focal Seizures,” they demonstrated a new technique that used a “laser scalpel.” Their work was funded by a $100,000 grant awarded by the Weill Cornell Daedalus Fund for Innovation in September 2015.

Brain Tumor Specialist Rupa Juthani, MD, Expands Brain and Spine Center in Queens

Rupa Juthani, MD,Weill Cornell neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Dr. Juthani, a general neurosurgeon who specializes in brain and pituitary tumors, will treat patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Queens and at our Manhattan campus.

Dr. Stieg Appointed to the NYSAC

Dr. Philip Stieg joins the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), working together with other commissioners to promote safety from head injury for athletes.

Dr. Parker Awarded NRSA Grant

Dr. Whitney Parker - Weill Cornell Medicine

Neurosurgical resident Whitney Parker, MD, PhD, was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH).