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Drs. Mark Souweidane, Caitlin Hoffman, Jeffrey Greenfield, and Neil Feldstein
Drs. Mark Souweidane, Caitlin Hoffman, Jeffrey Greenfield, and Neil Feldstein

In 2020, the Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatric Brain and Spine Center, directed by Dr. Mark M. Souweidane,  merged with the pediatric neurosurgery program at Columbia University. Dr. Souweidane now co-directs the combined program along with Dr. Neil Feldstein of Columbia, and the joint NYP Kids Neurosurgery program extends to all NewYork-Presbyterian campuses, including NYP Queens and NYP Brooklyn Methodist. Drs. Souweidane, Greenfield, and Hoffman also treat patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In short, if your child needs a top pediatric neurosurgeon in New York City, chances are you will be seen by one of our doctors.

All four of our pediatric neurosurgeons have been recognized as New York SuperDoctors.

Our program  takes a multidisciplinary approach that ensures that each child is offered a treatment plan that takes into account not only the disease but also the lifetime implications. This perspective offers pediatric neurosurgery patients the best opportunity to enjoy a normal transition from child to adult. The comprehensive program is nationally recognized for its leadership in the treatment of:


Our faculty members have expertise in the following areas:

  • Removal of intraventricular brain tumors
  • Endoscopic intracranial surgery
  • Tumors (colloid cyst, benign astrocytoma)
  • Hydrocephalus (endoscopic third ventriculostomy)
  • Congenital cysts (endoscopic fenestration)
  • Treatment for Chiari malformations and syringomyelia
  • Management of pineal region tumors
  • Removal of intramedullary spinal cord tumors
  • Correction of craniofacial disorders (cleft lip and/or cleft palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, vascular malformation, hemangioma, deformational (or positional) plagiocephaly)
  • Multidisciplinary treatment of pediatric vascular abnormalities (arteriovenous malformations, Moyamoya disease, and cavernous malformations)

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