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Neuropsychologist and Cognitive Remediation Specialist Amanda Sacks, Ph.D., Joins the Faculty

Dr. Amanda Sacks

Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Chairman of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has announced that Amanda L. Sacks, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, has been appointed to the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sacks is a neuropsychologist who specializes in cognitive remediation for deficits caused by traumatic brain injury; brain tumors and cranial surgery; chemotherapy and radiation; and stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions and events.

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

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Opens in Lower Manhattan

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.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Ranked Number 1 in New York – Again

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Ranked Number 1 in New York – Again

The hospital was once again included on U.S. News' prestigious Honor Roll, a designation given to only 18 hospitals nationwide.

Tanzania 2013: Another Successful Neurosurgical Mission

Weill Cornell Mission in Tanzania 2013

Dr. Philip Stieg and Dr. Roger Härtl joined forces in June to head up this summer’s neurosurgical mission to Tanzania, where they provided treatment, consultation, and – most importantly – hands-on training to the local physicians who need to perform basic neurosurgical procedures year-round.

New York’s Best Neurosurgeons

The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is proud to have three of our neurosurgeons included on this year’s list of Best Doctors in New York, as published in this week’s issue of New York magazine.

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Welcomes Three Incoming Residents

The post-graduate year 1 residents (PGY-1’s) arrive this month to embark on an intensive seven-year training program to become neurological surgeons and neuroscience researchers, studying under some of the top brain and spine surgeons and researchers in the world today.

Dr. Stieg Named Champion of Heart and Stroke 2013

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Dr. Philip Stieg was once again honored as a Champion of Heart and Stroke at the 2013 New York City Heart Ball.

5 Weill Cornell Neurosurgeons Named to List of 2013 SuperDoctors

This year’s list includes Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Philip Stieg, M.D., Ph.D.; Vice Chairman and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery Mark Souweidane, M.D.; Vice Chairman for Research and Director of Movement Disorders Michael Kaplitt, M.D., Ph.D.; Chief of Spinal Surgery Roger Hartl, M.D.; and spine surgeon Eric Elowitz, M.D.

The Intracranial Facial Nerve As Seen Through Different Surgical Windows: An Extensive Anatomo-Surgical Study

The objective of this study was to describe the entire intracranial course of the facial nerve as observed through different neurosurgical approaches and to provide an analytical evaluation of the degree of nerve exposure achieved with each approach.

Dr. Stieg Helps Cut the Ribbon on New Regenerative Medicine Laboratories at Burke

The mission of the new Regenerative Medicine Laboratories is to advance the science of neurological disorders and trauma and reduce disability from stroke, brain and spine injury, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, and other conditions affecting the brain and spine.

Jared Knopman, M.D., Joins the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

Jared Knopman, M.D., has joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center. Dr. Knopman specializes in the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine.

Dr. Stieg Honored as Champion of Heart and Stroke

Our Neurosurgeon-in-Chief was named as one of this year's Champions at the New York City Heart Ball, the premier event of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

6 Weill Cornell Neurosurgeons Named 2012 Top Doctors

Six neurosurgeons from the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center have been named to the Castle Connolly list of Top Doctors for the New York metro area.

Six Weill Cornell Neurosurgeons Named as U.S. News Top Doctors

We're proud to have six of our neurosurgeons on this first edition of the magazine's list of top doctors.

Endovascular management of distal anterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: Report of two cases and review of the literature

We report two cases of fusiform distal AICA aneurysms presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Parent artery occlusion with coils and n-butyl cyanoacrilate (n-BCA) resulted in complete aneurysm occlusion and prevented rebleeding.

Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations

Dr. Stieg's authoritative text has become a standard for those wishing to learn the very latest in diagnosis and treatment of AVMs.

Advances in endovascular aneurysm treatment: are we making a difference?

Recent advancements in endovascular aneurysm repair, including bioactive and expansile coils and intracranial stents, hold promise for improved aneurysm occlusion rates.

Cognitive Remediation

Dr. Jessica Spat-Lemus and Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman

The comprehensive Cognitive Remediation Program focuses on improving working memory, attention, and focus. A new five-week version of the program includes personal consultation, telephone sessions, and online components designed to improve performance in a wide range of cognitive tasks.

Conditions We Treat

Stroke Program

The Stroke Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is a leader in the treatment and prevention of stroke. Our multidisciplinary stroke team is comprised of endovascular neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, stroke neurologists, and neurointensivists. Our neurosurgeons are internationally recognized experts in cerebrovascular conditions and have advanced training in the very latest minimally invasive procedures used to treat and prevent stroke.

Conditions We Treat

Clinical Research Fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology (INR)

The Department of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College offers a clinical research fellowship in Interventional neuroradiology (INR), a relatively new field that combines advanced three-dimensional imaging techniques with endoscopic surgical procedures. INR specialists are neurosurgeons with advanced training in radiology who perform minimally invasive endoscopic techniques using high-tech imaging equipment to guide their work.


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