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  • Misook Ahn and Dr. Rupa Juthani
    This Story Is Far From Over

    Misook ventured out of her Queens home during the COVID-19 pandemic to get care. And thanks to Dr. Juthani and a dedicated team of doctors, Misook is feeling well and safe. Read her story

  • Brain & Spine Center
    FAQs About Office Visits

    We know you have questions about making appointments these days. We've tried to answer many of them here. Read more

  • New York Magazine's Best Doctors in New York 2019
    Top Neurosurgeons in New York

    Eight of our faculty members have been named to the 2019 list of Best Doctors in New York See the list

  • Back to the Ballroom

    Robert Caterina was told by doctors that he would never set foot on the dance floor again. Dr. Eric Elowitz thought otherwise. Read his story

  • This Is Your Brain with Dr. Phil Stieg
    The Wonders of the Brain

    Dr. Stieg's new podcast explores the marvelous mysteries of the mind. Listen to This Is Your Brain

  • Eneida Ramos
    "You Can Hit 'Play' Again"

    Eneida put her life on pause due to headaches, split vision, and partial seizures. Thanks to Dr. Theodore Schwartz, she's ready to hit 'Play' again. Read her story

  • WCMC Brain and Spine Center - Faculty Complete
    A Year of Honors and Accolades

    Our team won an impressive array of awards this past year. See a summary


  • "They Wouldn't Let Me Quit!"

    A seizure led to Jonas falling in his apartment, which resulted in a subdural hematoma that was relieved by our chairman, Dr. Philip Stieg. Read his story

  • New Treatment for Subdural Hematomas

    "This finding has completely turned upside down the way we have thought about this disease."

    Read more about Dr. Knopman's finding here.

  • Alex Hornig
    A Firefighter Fights Back

    “Finishing my career on my own terms rather than retiring because of disability was my ultimate goal. Putting my health and career in Dr. Härtl’s hands gave me the best chance to achieve that goal.” Read his story

  • A large blood clot in the brain (arrow) and resulting loss of blood flow (circled)
    The Lazarus Effect

    "I knew that every minute counted as I maneuvered the retriever into place."


    Read more about this story

  • Asnath Gedeon
    "I Give Dr. P Two Thumbs Up!"

    "I give Dr. P two thumbs up — I thank God for him because he’s an amazing doctor. I felt special. He really cares about his patients.” Read Asnath's story

  • Minimal Access Neurosurgery

    The neurosurgeons of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center use the most advanced techniques, with less pain and scarring and faster recovery times. More about Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Chris Conroy with Dr. Michael Ayad
    A "20 Out of 10" Headache

    You may have seen Chris Conroy on TV during a Super Bowl LIII commercial. You'd never have guessed he'd just had brain surgery — or what a close call it had been. Read his story

  • Need a Second Opinion?
    Need a Second Opinion?

    Upload your images to a secure server and request an expert second opinion. Find out more.

Second Opinion ProgramSecond Opinion Program

You can now get a second opinion quickly, without an office visit, by uploading your medical images
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This Is Your Brain With Dr. Phil StiegThis Is Your Brain With Dr. Phil Stieg

A fascinating new podcast that explores the wonders of our most important organ
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Dr. Philip E. Stieg Brain and Spine Blog

Our new blog brings you closer to our world-class faculty ... Read the blog >

Dr. Stieg with Weill Cornell Neurosurgery ResidentResidency Program

Our faculty is committed to education, teaching future neurosurgeons during medical school and residency... More About Residency >

Laboratory research at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center In the Lab

Meet the laboratory neuroscientists who are creating the cures of tomorrow — today ... About our laboratory research >

Weill Cornell Surgical Innovations Lab Surgical Innovations Lab

Our state-of-the-art 3D training facility can teach advanced techniques to surgeons around the globe... About the Surgical Innovations Lab >

Patient Guide Patient Guide

Everything you need to know about making an appointment, preparing for surgery, and more... more >

Health Professionals For Health Professionals

Physicians, residents, fellows, and other health professionals will find what they need to know about the Brain and Spine Center here ... more >

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Speakers Bureau Speakers' Bureau

Our top neurosurgeons are sought-after speakers for events in New York City and around the world, at Grand Rounds, conferences, and corporate events... About Speaking Engagements >

Medical Minutes Video Series Medical Minutes

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Philip Stieg, PhD, MD, makes complex conditions easy to understand in this video series on the causes, symptoms, and treatments for common problems... Medical Minutes >

In the News In the News

The latest happenings at the Brain and Spine Center... In the News >

Test Your Brain and Spine Smarts Test Your Brain and Spine Smarts

So you think you know a thing or two about your brain and your back? Take the quiz... >