In the News

Dr. Babacar Cisse, MD. PhD
Babacar Cisse, MD, PhD, describes his amazing journey from Senegal to New York, his struggles to get a foothold in the United States, and his philosophy about taking care of his patients.
Whitney Parker, M.D., Ph.D.
The Gaposchkin Prize recognizes excellence in research by a neurosurgery resident.
Roberta Marongiu, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Marongiu’s research is focused on how perimenopause – the transitional phase of the menopause process – influences a woman’s susceptibility to Parkinson’s disease.
Emilie George, MD
This newly minted MD has a personal connection to the Brain and Spine Center
Dr. Ben Hartley Presents PrIMES at Subway Summit 2019

During a presentation at the annual Medical Education Subway Summit this week, fifth-year neurosurgery resident Benjamin Hartley, MD, presented the progress made by the new Program for Individualized Mentorship Education Solutions (PrIMES) during its inaugural year.

PrIMES, co-founded in 2018 by Dr. Hartley and Dr. Caitlin Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, matches under-served and under-...

Dr. Whitney Parker and Dr. Ben Rapoport
The annual prize honors outstanding resident contributions to peer-reviewed medical literature.
Co-directors Dr. Theodore Schwartz and Dr. Mark Souweidane
Participants from around the world attended two days of lectures and hands-on lab sessions in which they learned and then practiced new techniques and technologies in minimally invasive approaches to cranial neurosurgery.
8 Faculty Members Named Best Doctors in New York for 2019
The annual list names the top primary doctors and specialists in the New York metropolitan area.
Dr. Souweidane Presents DIPG Trial Update at ASCO 2019
Dr. Souweidane and his colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center updated the results of the landmark trial testing convection-enhanced delivery (CED) of a drug directly to the site of the deadly brain stem tumor.
Philanthropist, Spring 2019

Dr. Eric Elowitz, the Vice Chairman for Quality and Patient Safety in the Department of Neurological Surgery, and his wife, Dr. Barbara Baskin, a radiologist at Murray Hill Radiology, have named the department as a beneficiary of their estate plan — establishing the Eric and Barbara Elowitz Chairmanship of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. Their philanthropic initiative was recently profiled by the Lewis Atterbury Stimson Society’s Spring 2019 issue of Philanthropist...

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