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Neurovascular Expert Dr. Justin Schwarz Joins Weill Cornell Medicine Faculty
Dr. Schwarz has advanced training in minimally invasive approaches to treating stroke, AVMs, and other cerebrovascular disorders, and will see patients in Manhattan and Brooklyn
U.S. News Ranks Us #1 in New York, #2 in the Nation, for 2021
We now rank as the best neuro program east of the Rockies
Dr. Kaplitt Opens Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Disease
The trial, “Evaluation of the Safety and Effectiveness of Bilateral Exablate Ablation of the Pallidothalamic Tract (PTT) for the Treatment of the Motor Complications of Parkinson's Disease (PD)” is designed to deliver highly targeted ultrasound beams to the PTT to improve motor control in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Top Doctors in NY 2021
This year, we have a record 15 of our team on the list of 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors, showcased in this year’s New York magazine roster of Top Doctors in New York.
Dr. Lynn McGrath
Dr. McGrath is an award-winning neurosurgeon specializing in endoscopic and minimally invasive spine surgery and an innovator developing next-generation tools for the diagnosis of concussion and traumatic brain injury.

Neria Douglass with baby TeoNeurosurgery residency coordinator Neria Douglass has been named winner of the first Outstanding Service Award for 2021. Neria was awarded this honor based on extraordinary contributions to the department, both before and during the pandemic.

Always an exacting job, coordinating the many details of the...

Dr. Stieg to Deliver Keynote Address at Brain Tumor Foundation InfoCon 2021

Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Margaret and Robert J. Hariri, MD ’87, PhD ’87 Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the 2021 Brain Tumor Foundation InfoCon on Thursday, July 22, at 2:30 pm ET. The keynote address, “A Comprehensive Approach: Journey from Diagnosis to Life After Treatment...

17 Faculty Members Named to 2021 SuperDoctors List

A record number were named to this prestigious annual list, honoring physicians who are the very best in their field.

H. Allison Bender, PhD, ABPP-CN
Our newest faculty member, Dr. Heidi Bender, plans an innovative program to help those affected by the pandemic
Dr. Schwartz with 5-ALA headlamp
Dr. Schwartz is the first in the USA to use 5-ALA, which helps distinguish tumor cells from healthy brain tissue around it.

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