Surgical Neuro-oncology

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Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield, Dr. Theodore Schwartz, Dr. Philip E. Stieg, and Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna
Left to right: Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield, Dr. Theodore Schwartz, Dr. Philip E. Stieg, and Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center's Surgical Neuro-oncology team

The Surgical Neuro-oncology Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center offers specializes in the surgical treatment of cancers affecting the brain and spine. Under the leadership of Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Philip Stieg, our neurosurgeons treat malignant tumors in adults and children, including primary and metastatic tumors.  

The surgical program is co-directed by Dr. Theodore Schwartz, who is internationally known for his expertise in surgery for brain and spine tumors, including pituitary tumors and other lesions of the skull base. Dr. Schwartz meets weekly with the Weill Cornell Multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Board to discuss individual patient cases and develop treatment plans. The Tumor Board consists of neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, and research staff.

The experts of the Surgical Neuro-oncology Program work closely with members of the Clinical Neuro-oncology Program to create a comprehensive strategy that includes surgical resection (removal) of tumors followed by medical control of tumors, including radiation and drug therapies.

The program also offers a wide spectrum of brain tumor clinical trials. The Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Research Group's (BTRG) focus on translational research makes the most recent and promising investigational regimens available to patients who participate in these clinical trials.

For more information about the Surgical Neuro-oncology Program, contact Dr. Stieg at 212-746-4684 or Dr. Schwartz at 212-746-5620. You may also use our online form to request an appointment.