We are seeing patients in-person and through Video Visits. Learn more about how we’re keeping you safe and please review our updated visitor policy. Please also consider supporting Weill Cornell Medicine’s efforts to support our front-line workers.
  • Faculty Members Named Best Doctors in New York for 2020
    Best Neurosurgeons in New York, 2020

    This year’s roster of Castle Connolly Top Doctors includes a record 13 members of our faculty. See the list



  • Indika Wijesinghe
    Surgery in the Time of Covid-19

    Indika had bad timing, but good luck — his back pain coincided with the outbreak of Covid-19. Thanks to Dr. Louis Chang, Indika is now recovering from his surgery at home. Read his 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Moira Royston and Dr. Baaj
    The Show Must Go On

    Moira Royston was told that she could never run with her dogs or ride her horses — until Dr. Ali Baaj helped her return to her active lifestyle. Read Moira's story

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
About Our Second Opinion Program >


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
This Is Your Brain With Dr. Phil Stieg >


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... >