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Dr. Hoffman Brings Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Expertise to Qatar

Dr. Hoffman at Sidra Conference 2019, Qatar

The Pediatric Neuroscience Conference at Sidra Medicine was conceived as a forum in which to bring together global experts to explore complex neurological disorders.

Neurosurgery and Beyond CME Brings Experts Together for Comprehensive Brain Care

CME directors Jessica Spat-Lemus, PhD, and Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP-CN

This innovative course brought together neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists to explore the multidisciplinary needs of adults and children with neurosurgical disorders.

Burst Suppression Uncovers Rapid Widespread Alterations in Network Excitability Caused By an Acute Seizure Focus

Burst Suppression Uncovers Rapid Widespread Alterations in Network Excitability Caused By an Acute Seizure Focus

Findings support the rapid, widespread impact of focal epilepsy on the extended brain network.

ROSA Makes Robotic Debut

Clinical trial for Sanfilippo syndrome at Weill Cornell Medicine

In two surgeries a few weeks apart, the new robot showed what it can do for gene therapy and epilepsy surgery.

Dr. Parker and Dr. Rapoport Share 2019 Apuzzo Award

Dr. Whitney Parker and Dr. Ben Rapoport

The annual prize honors outstanding resident contributions to peer-reviewed medical literature.

Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound for Ablation of Mesial Temporal Epilepsy Circuits: Modeling and Theoretical Feasibility of a Novel Noninvasive Approach

Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound for Ablation of Mesial Temporal Epilepsy Circuits: Modeling and Theoretical Feasibility of a Novel Noninvasive Approach

Because current options such as open resection, laser ablation, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery pose potential risks, such as infection, hemorrhage, and ionizing radiation, and because they often produce visual or neuropsychological deficits, the authors developed a noninvasive MRgFUS ablation strategy for mesial temporal disconnection to mitigate these risks.

8 Faculty Members Named Best Doctors in New York for 2019

8 Faculty Members Named Best Doctors in New York for 2019

The annual list names the top primary doctors and specialists in the New York metropolitan area.

14 Faculty Members Named to List of New York SuperDoctors

14 Faculty Members Named to List of New York SuperDoctors

These elite physicians are selected by their peers each year as being the best in their field

Dr. Stieg Launches New Podcast: This Is Your Brain

Dr. Stieg Launches New Podcast: This Is Your Brain
Weekly episodes will delve into the mysteries and new discoveries about how the brain works, what can go wrong with it, and the most effective ways to keep it healthy.

Match Day 2019: New Residents in Neurological Surgery

Alexandra Giantini Larsen and Andrew Garton, who matched as neurosurgery residents at Match Day 2019

The Department of Neurological Surgery is pleased to welcome Alexandra Giantini Larsen and Andrew Garton to our residency program

Deep Brain Stimulation Now Available for Epilepsy

Deep Brain Stimulation Now Available for Epilepsy - Medtronic bilateral activa

After more than a decade of testing, DBS is now FDA approved and available to patients whose seizures have not been successfully managed with medication.

Dr. Spat-Lemus Co-Chairs Cross-Cultural Brain Mapping Symposium

Dr. Spat-Lemus Co-Chairs Cross-Cultural Brain Mapping Symposium

The symposium was focused on how the diversification of the United States is outpacing our ability to develop and validate culturally appropriate, psychometrically sound neuropsychology assessments and procedures.

In Vivo Femtosecond Laser Subsurface Cortical Microtransections Attenuate Acute Rat Focal Seizures

Recent evidence shows that seizures propagate primarily through supragranular cortical layers. To selectively modify these circuits, we developed a new technique using tightly focused, femtosecond infrared laser pulses to make as small as ~100 µm-wide subsurface cortical incisions surrounding an epileptic focus. We use this "laser scalpel" to produce subsurface cortical incisions selectively to supragranular layers surrounding an epileptic focus in an acute rodent seizure model.

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).

Dr. Whitney Parker Wins 2018 Gaposchkin Research Prize

Dr. Whitney Parker - Weill Cornell Medicine

Neurosurgical resident Whitney Parker, MD, has been named the winner of the Christopher Gaposchkin Research Prize in Neurological Surgery for her presentation at the 2018 Resident Research Day.

Best Neurosurgeons in New York, 2018

New York Magazine Best Doctors 2018 - Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgeons

The annual list of “Best Doctors in New York,” published this week by New York magazine, includes eight of our faculty members

Role of inhibitory control in modulating focal seizure spread

Classical, Jacksonian-like focal seizure propagation. The purple zone is the ictal core, surrounded by the ictal wavefront (orange), slowly expanding toward adjacent cortical circuitry. The yellowish area surrounding the ictal core represents the ‘ictal penumbra’, an area that receives massive synaptic barrages from the ictal core and demonstrates epileptiform EEGs but has not been recruited into the seizing territory. B. The epileptic network. Several disparate ictogenic zones (purple) are recurrently conn

Focal seizure propagation is classically thought to be spatially contiguous. However, distribution of seizures through a large-scale epileptic network has been theorized.

Dr. Schwartz’s Team Publishes Seizure Propagation Finding in Brain

From "Role of inhibitory control in modulating focal seizure spread"

The findings describe laboratory findings that could have important implications for epilepsy in humans

11 Faculty Members Selected to 2018 List of New York SuperDoctors

11 Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgery Faculty Members Selected to 2018 List of New York SuperDoctors

The annual list, published each May in the New York Times Magazine, is assembled based on peer nomination, credentials, and achievement.

Dr. Schwartz to Chair Editorial Board of Journal of Neurosurgery

Dr. Theodore Schwartz, the David and Ursel Barnes Professor of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine

The JNS is among the most respected journals in neurological surgery today

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