Doctors Who Treat Arachnoid Cysts

A child or young adult diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst should be evaluated by a pediatric neurosurgeon with advanced training and extensive experience in treating these cysts in children. The Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatric Brain and Spine Center offers the services of three of the top pediatric neurosurgeons in the field:

Mark Souweidane, M.D., is vice chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurological Surgery and director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center, is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric neurosurgery, including arachnoid cysts. He has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, and is regularly included on lists of the nation’s Best Doctors and Super Doctors. A pioneering champion of minimal access neurosurgery, Dr. Souweidane has specialized endoscopic surgical skills that attract patients and practitioners that benefit from his talents. (Read more about Dr. Souweidane.)

Jeffrey Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and a pediatric neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Greenfield, whose laboratory research includes the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, specializes in minimally invasive (endoscopic) pediatric neurosurgery as well as in advanced surgery for other pediatric conditions of the brain and spine. (Read more about Dr. Greenfield.)

Caitlin Hoffman, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery as well as in adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery. She has completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery and has performed extensive research on the molecular mechanisms of progression of brain tumors, specifically medulloblastoma. Dr. Hoffman’s clinical research includes venous anomalies in craniosynostosis, early surgical treatment for Rasmussen’s encephalitis, minimally invasive methods of treating hydrocephalus and intracranial cysts, and the characteristics and safety of invasive monitoring for pediatric neurovascular disorders such as AVM. (Read more about Dr. Hoffman)

 

 

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  • Vice Chairman, Neurological Surgery
  • Director, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
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  • Chief of Neurological Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
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