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Neurological Surgery Hospital Staff

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In addition to the Weill Cornell Medicine clinical professional staff, the Brain and Spine Center is supported by physician assistants at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital who are dedicated to neurosurgery patients. Our award-winning hospital staff members provide expert, compassionate care to our in-patients during their hospital stay.


Rita Bahnan, PA-C

Rita Bahnan, PA-C

Physicial Assistant

Allison Basham, MSHSPA, PA-C

Allison Basham, MSHSPA, PA-C

Senior Physician Assistant

Carlos A. Castro, MMSc, PA-C

Carlos A. Castro, MMSc, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Nicole Doyle, PA

Nicole Doyle, PA

Physician Assistant

Cassidy Griffin, PA

Cassidy Griffin, PA

Physician Assistant

Beth Higgins, PA-C

Beth Higgins, BSc, PA-C

Senior Physician Assistant

Chloe Holland, PA-C

Chloe Holland, MSHSPA, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Anna Kosmider, PA-C

Anna Kosmider, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Rachel Lowrie, MPAS, PA-C

Rachel Lowrie, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Julia Rich, PA-C

Julia Rich, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Suzan Wollard, PA-C

Suzan Wollard, MMSc, PA-C

Chief Physician Assistant