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Dr Ramakrishna digs into the Gamma Knife accessories

The Gamma Knife experts at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine were excited to get their hands on the new Gamma Knife® Icon™ last week. After a dramatic September delivery and a month of installation and equipment preparation, the day finally arrived: The team was allowed into the treatment room to unpack all the accessories...

Sandra Soeknandan and Daysi Fernandez

The Neurosurgery Outstanding Service Award spotlights members of the department who go above and beyond their assigned duties and who exemplify the core values of the department. The winners for Q2 and Q3 are Sandra Soeknandan and Daysi Fernandez.

Sandra Soeknandan is administrative specialist to Dr. Michael G. Kaplitt and Dr. Babacar Cisse. In addition, Sandra works as the in-office support for the residency program and manages Grand Rounds for Dr. Ibrahim Hussain.

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Gamma Knife Icon is delivered to Weill Cornell Medical Center, September 2022

In a major step forward for stereotactic radiosurgery in New York, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center will  debut a state-of-the-art Gamma Knife® Icon™ that was recently delivered to the upper east side campus. When the Gamma Knife goes online later this fall, it will allow the neurosurgery and radiation oncology teams at Weill Cornell Medicine to offer the latest, most precise technology available to patients with brain tumors and other lesions in the shortest amount of...

Dr. Ibrahim Hussain and Dr. Paul Park

Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Margaret and Robert J. Hariri, MD ’87, PhD ’87 Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, announced the addition of two new spine surgery specialists to the faculty.

“On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, I am delighted to welcome Dr. Ibrahim Hussain and Dr. Paul Park to our team,” says Dr. Stieg. “They are extremely talented surgeons who have trained under spine experts and...

Top Doctors in NY 2022
This year, we have a record 16 members of our team on the list of Top Doctors in New York
Katie Chrunyk Named Neurology PA of the Year 2022
Congratulations to Katie, a physician assistant in the neuroscience service, honored for outstanding work with our hospitalized patients.
2022 SuperDoctors
The 2022 list of New York SuperDoctors, published as a supplement to the New York Times Magazine on May 8, 2022, is based on peer nomination, credentials, and achievement.
Dr. Roger Härtl Named AANS Humanitarian of the Year
Dr. Härtl was lauded for his life-saving work in Tanzania and for his commitment to global neurosurgical education
Medical Marvels: Kaylea Scott

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna was recently featured in an ABC "Medical Marvels" episode highlighting his patient Kaylea Scott. In the episode, "Back in the rhythm of life: Cushing's disease didn't crush her spirit," the Medical Marvels episode highlights how Kaylea discovered the cause of her symptoms, and how Dr. Ramakrishna was able to help.

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Nina Rothschild suffered skull fractures as the result of the hammer attack
Dr. Justin Schwarz was the neurosurgeon who performed emergency surgery on Nina Rothschild last month. In addition to tending to the skull fracture, Dr. Schwarz relieved the pressure on her brain, which may have prevented a stroke.

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