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Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD
Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D.

Chairman and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
Professor of Neurological Surgery


Dr. Knopman Leads in New Treatment for Subdural Hematomas

Dr. Jared Knopman of Weill Cornell Medicine

Nearly 50 patients have been successfully treated with middle meningeal arterial (MMA) embolization, the success of which provides evidence for a startling new finding about subdural hematomas

Dr. Knopman Keynotes on Cerebrovascular Surgery

Dr. Jared Knopman, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Jared Knopman was the keynote speaker at the 14th annual “Current Techniques in the Treatment of Cranial and Spinal Disorders” Symposium, held Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado. The CME conference was jointly provided by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Justin Parker Neurological Institute.

Introducing “From the Annals of Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery”

From the Annals of Weill Cornell Neurosurgery

We are very happy to announce the first installment of “From the Annals of Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery” has been published in the October 2017 issue of World Neurosurgery.

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Adds Three New Experts

Weill Cornell Medicine

We are proud to announce the appointments of three new faculty members, who expand our already considerable offerings in the treatment of brain and spine disorders.

Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization as Treatment for Chronic Subdural Hematoma: A Case Series

MMA embolization could present a minimally invasive and low-risk initial treatment alternative to surgery for symptomatic chronic SDH when clinically appropriate.

Best Neurosurgeons in New York, 2017

New York Magazine, Top Doctors 2017

This year's list includes 8 of our faculty members

Venous Sinus Stenting in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Results of a Prospective Trial

Venous Sinus Stenting in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Results of a Prospective Trial

Background: Our goal was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of stenting of venous sinus stenosis (VSS) in patients with medically-refractory, medically-intolerant or fulminant idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) in a prospective, observational study.

Amazing Kid Returns to NYC for Team Reunion

Dr. Athos Patsalides, Brandon Hibbs, and Dr. Mark Souweidane

What started out as a routine sinus infection invaded the St. Louis teenager’s brain, and it required an extensive team and some surgical heroics to save him.

Trailblazers of Neuroscience

Dr. Roger Härtl and Dr. Philip Stieg

Weill Cornell neurosurgeons present the latest in neuroscientific advances at a boldface-name event

Venous Sinus Stenting in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Results of a Prospective Trial

Stenting of VSS is safe and results in reduction of intracranial pressure in patients with IIH. This is associated with improvement in papilledema, RNFL thickness, VF parameters, and symptoms associated with intracranial hypertension.

We Are #1 in New York, Again!

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue 2016

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the #1 hospital in New York for the 16th year in a row; Neurology/Neurosurgery is ranked #1 in New York and #3 in the nation

Treatment of Distal Anterior Circulation Aneurysms With the Pipeline Embolization Device: A US Multicenter Experience

Treatment of Distal Anterior Circulation Aneurysms With the Pipeline Embolization Device: A US Multicenter Experience

To report the collective experience of using PED to treat distal anterior circulation aneurysms.

Dr. Stieg Hosts NYC Regional “Cancer Moonshot Summit”

Dr. Stieg hosted the NYC Regional Cancer Moonshot Summit in conjunction with Vice President Joe Biden's national meeting

Top oncology experts tackle the tough questions about accelerating progress

8 Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgeons Among Top Doctors in New York 2016

Weill Cornell neurosurgeons Best Doctors 2016

This week’s issue of New York magazine features the annual listing of “Best Doctors in New York,” and the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center is once again proud to have eight members of our team included on the list. This prestigious roster includes Dr. Philip E.

New Clinical Trial for Pulsatile Tinnitus

Dr. Athos Patsalides will conduct a clinical trial for tinnitus

Now enrolling. Please call 212-746-2821 for more information.
The Weill Cornell Institutional Review Board (IRB) has approved a new clinical trial for pulsatile tinnitus. The trial, to be conducted by Dr. Athos Patsalides, will enroll patients with pulsatile tinnitus whose symptoms are caused by venous sinus stenosis. This clinical trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of venous sinus stenting in patients with pulsatile tinnitus and significant venous sinus stenosis.

Dr. Knopman Named Winner of Young Heart Award

Dr. Jared Knopman

The American Heart Association’s Young Professionals of NYC will honor Dr. Jared Knopman with the Young Heart Award at the 2016 Red Ball. The award will be presented to Dr. Knopman for his work as an advocate for heart health and for his pioneering work in new approaches to treating stroke.

FDA Approves New Clinical Trial for Pulsatile Tinnitus

Dr. Athos Patsalides

The trial will be directed by Dr. Athos Patsalides and will test the effectiveness of venous sinus stenting to relieve the symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus in patients with venous sinus stenosis.

Dr. Patsalides Co-authors Paper Establishing New Standards for Treating Stroke

Dr. Athos Patsalides, a member of the Standards and Guidelines Committee of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, has co-authored a paper establishing a new standard of care for patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke with a blockage in a major blood vessel.

Dr. Ning Lin Elected to 2016 Board of Chinese American Medical Society

Dr. Ning Lin

Dr. Ning Lin, assistant professor of neurological surgery at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, has been elected to the 2016 board of directors of the Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS).  The mission of CAMS is to improve health care for Chinese Americans and to promote education, research, and scholarship with special emphasis on how they affect this population.  


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