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Spine Center Opens New Clinical Trial for Degenerative Disc Disease

Offering new hope for back pain sufferers, Dr. Roger Härtl and the multidisciplinary spine team at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center are now recruiting patients for a new clinical trial. The trial will test an investigational medication intended to treat low back pain and disability caused by spinal disc disease.

Dr. Souweidane’s Patient Appears in New Ad Campaign

Danion Jones, a young patient of Dr. Mark Souweidane, is featured in the latest video from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. At age three Danion was near death from a brain tumor, but his mother brought him to Dr. Souweidane at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center. Dr. Souweidane recognized that Danion’s grave condition was not due to his tumor but to infection and was able to help the child recover.  With Danion back from the brink, Dr. Souweidane performed a full day of surgery to remove the tumor and restored the boy to his mom. Watch the video below:

Dr. Grunert Wins 2013 Mayfield Award From AANS Spine Section

The Mayfield Award is presented each year to a neurosurgical resident or fellow who authors an outstanding manuscript on laboratory or clinical research in spinal or peripheral nerve disorders.

Dr. Schwartz to Bring Endoscopic Techniques for Pituitary Surgery to Singapore

Dr. Theodore Schwartz will lead a two-day course for neurosurgeons in Singapore in March, bringing advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques to local surgeons.

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Extends Its Reach to Lower Manhattan

With his appointment to the faculty, Dr. Samuel C. Kim extends the expertise of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center into lower Manhattan, where he will see patients at 156 William Street, 12th floor, and perform surgery at New York Downtown Hospital.

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