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Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery Residents Selected at Match Day 2018

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery Residents Selected at Match Day 2018

We welcome Maricruz Rivera and Gary Kocharian, who will be joining our program in June.

A New Face for the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

Elle Aviv billboard for Weill Cornell Medicine

Elle Aviv, whose successful surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian left her free of pain and back to her active life, is appearing on a billboard promoting Weill Cornell Medicine spine specialists.

New PLIF-CBT Procedure Makes Fusion Surgery Less Invasive

Ibrahim Hussain, M.D., 2018 Chief Neurosurgical Resident, Weill Cornell

Improved tools and techniques continue to make spine surgery a much less daunting prospect than it once was, with faster recovery times and less pain, narcotic dependency, and scarring

Dr. Baaj Leads JNS Editorial Team on Spinal Deformity Issue

Dr. Ali Baaj, Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

This special issue included 15 articles and editorials on different aspects of spinal deformity in children and teens

Neurosurgery Resident Dr. Brenton Pennicooke Awarded Inaugural Michael L.J. Apuzzo Resident Literature Award for Creativity and Innovation

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgical Chief Resident Dr. Brenton Pennicooke

The new award recognizes original work by a Weill Cornell Medicine resident in neurological surgery in laboratory or clinical research.

Dr. Härtl Introduces Explorers Club to Tanzania Project

Dr. Härtl Introduces Explorers Club to Tanzania Project

Dr. Roger Härtl was honored to present the Neurosurgical Mission in Tanzania at a special event: Safari Night at the Explorers Club in New York on November 29. Dr. Härtl showed the assembled audience members the new video about his work in Tanzania (see below) as well as other relevant slides about conditions there.

Danny Jacobs Wins; Gives Dr. Hartl Shout-Out

Daniel Jacobs acknowleged Dr. Hartl from the ring after his win

Pointing out Dr. Härtl from the ring, the boxer called his neurosurgeon "the man who saved my life."

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Queens

Srikanth Boddu, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens

Dr. Boddu joined the neurosurgery faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine in August after three years as a fellow in radiology at the Upper East Side main campus.

Dr. Härtl Uses Adipose-Derived Stem Cells to Repair Herniated Disc

Weill Cornell Medicine - adipose derived stem cells ready for injection

Dr. Roger Härtl, director of spinal surgery at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center and director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, recently performed an innovative procedure to repair a herniated disc using the patient’s own extracted and purified adipose (fat) tissue. The procedure, which took advantage of the high concentration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) present in adipose tissue, has enormous potential for repairing herniated and degenerated discs.

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.

Dr. Härtl and Dr. Bonassar Collaborate on New Book on Biologic Disc Repair

Biological Approaches to Spinal Disc Repair and Regeneration for Clinicians

The text is the first book to cover innovative tissue engineering and biological interventions as treatment options for degenerative disc disease.

Dr. Härtl Study on MIS Decompression Outcomes Named CNS Paper of the Year

Minimally invasive laminectory using “over the top” decompression with tubular retractor system (left) vs traditional open laminectomy technique.

The minimally invasive option resulted in lower reoperation and fusion rates, less slip progression, and greater patient satisfaction than open surgery.

Best Neurosurgeons in New York, 2017

New York Magazine, Top Doctors 2017

This year's list includes 8 of our faculty members

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center Team Contribute to AANS/CNS Joint Section 2017

AANS/CNS Joint Section 2017

The experts of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center made a significant contribution to this year’s meeting of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, held last month in Las Vegas. Our faculty members directed and lectured at courses and moderated panel discussions, and several of our residents and a past fellow presented, spoke, and won awards for their work.

Dr. Härtl Makes Spine Surgery Easier on Patients With Advanced Intra-operative Navigation System

Dr Hartl uses advanced 3D intraoperative scanning and navigation to ensure precise placement of screws

The system allows a surgeon to navigate to and around a surgical site with an amazing level of precision

Dr. Härtl Wins AOSpine’s Regional Educator of the Year Award

Michael Grevitt presents the AOSpine Regional Educator of the Year Award to Dr. Roger Härtl in Davos, Switzerland.

Dr. Härtl was honored by the global spine society for his international leadership role in educating neurosurgeons in minimally invasive spinal surgery (MIS) techniques.

Edwynn Houk Gallery Hosts Elliott Erwitt KOLOR Preview to Benefit Spine Research

Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt

The first-ever exhibit of Erwitt’s color prints benefits Dr. Härtl's spine research

Dr. Hussain Wins Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award

Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.

Fourth-year resident Ibrahim Hussain, M.D., has been named one of 2017’s Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award winners.  This prestigious award is given each year to the top 30 neurosurgical residents or fellows for outstanding laboratory or clinical research on spinal disorders. Dr. Hussain won the award for his oral paper presentation, based on work he's done with Dr. Ilya Laufer and Dr.

Dr. Moussazadeh Wins Distinguished Housestaff Award

Dr. Nelson Moussazadeh

Dr. Nelson Moussazadeh, chief resident in neurological surgery, was honored with a 2016 Distinguished Housestaff Award by the NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council. The award is presented to one member of each department for all-around excellence.

Comprehensive Spine Center Now Open

Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

New facility is the only one in New York to offer fully integrated spine care


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