Doctors Who Treat Orbital Tumors

An individual with an orbital tumor should be evaluated and treated by an expert team at a major medical center, where a multidisciplinary tumor board works together to develop the optimal treatment plan. The doctors who may be involved in the treatment plan include neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, oncologists, radiologists, and interventional neuroradiologists. At the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, patients with orbital tumors may be seen by:

Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D., the chairman and neurosurgeon-in-chief of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, leads the cerebrovascular team. Dr. Stieg is one of the top neurosurgeons in the nation, having been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly each year since that designation was created nearly two decades ago. Dr. Stieg has developed an international reputation in the area of cerebrovascular disorders and surgery; his work has been broadly published, and he has contributed to groups such as the Joint Sections of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS). He is the past President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons and has received multiple awards and honors for his work. (Read more about Dr. Stieg.)

Henry M. Spinelli, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Surgery and Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Attending Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Spinelli has a unique background, with training and experience in ophthalmology as well as plastic and craniofacial surgery. He serves as Editor-in Chief of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the official journal of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Spinelli has gained national and international recognition in the areas of craniofacial, orbital, oculoplastic, and aesthetic surgery. He continues to lecture, teach, and write extensively in these areas, including a single author text entitled: Atlas of Aesthetic Eyelid and Periocular Surgery. He and Dr. Stieg work closely on complex orbital tumor and skull base surgeries. (Read more about Dr. Spinelli.)

Y. Pierre Gobin, M.D., Director of Interventional Neuroradiology at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, is an internationally recognized expert with 20 years of experience in the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine. A pioneer in endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, Dr. Gobin has also been at the forefront of the new field of super-selective intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma and other tumors. (Read more about Dr. Gobin.)

Susan Pannullo, M.D., is board-certified in both Neurology and Neurological Surgery and specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery. Her practice allows her access to the Gamma Knife, CyberKnife, and Brainlab iX, all of which allow non-invasive treatment of orbital tumors and other conditions of the brain and spine. (Read more about Dr. Pannullo.)

Rohan Ramakrishna, M.D. is an award-winning neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors and other central nervous system tumors. Dr. Ramakrishna treats patients with gliomas, metastatic disease, skull base lesions, and pituitary disorders. He employs advanced awake mapping, imaging techniques, and microsurgery to ensure maximal tumor removal and achieve the safest possible surgical outcomes. (Read more about Dr. Ramakrishna.)

The neurosurgeons at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center are fortunate to be part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital team. The 2020-21 "America's Best Hospitals" ranking in US News and World Report placed NewYork-Presbyterian as the #1 hospital in New York, and our Neurology and Neurosurgery program one of the top hospitals in the United States. Together, the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center team is the best choice for orbital tumor surgery and the treatment of retinoblastomas and other, related tumors.

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Our Care Team

  • Chairman and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
  • Margaret and Robert J. Hariri, MD ’87, PhD ’87 Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Vice Provost of Business Affairs and Integration
Phone: 212-746-4684
  • Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery
Phone: 212-746-4998
  • Director, Neurosurgical Radiosurgery
  • Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
  • Robert G. Schwager, MD ’67 Education Scholar, Cornell University
Phone: 212-746-2438
  • Chief of Neurological Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
  • Co-director, Weill Cornell Medicine CSF Leak Program
Phone: (718) 670-1837
  • Chief of Neurological Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist
  • Professor, Neurological Surgery
  • Director, Brain Metastases Program
  • Co-director, William Rhodes and Louise Tilzer-Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma
Phone: 212-746-1996
  • Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery)
Phone: 646-962-8471
  • Clinical Professor of Surgery Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery
Phone: 212-570-6235

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