Doctors Who Treat Rathke Cleft Cysts

A patient with a suspected or diagnosed Rathke cleft cyst should be evaluated by a neuroendocrine team with advanced training and extensive experience in these rare masses. The Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center offers integrated services from experts in Rathke cleft cysts and other anomalies of the pituitary and adrenal glands.

Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz, professor of neurological surgery at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, is an internationally known expert in endoscopic surgery for Rathke cleft cysts and pituitary tumors in both adults and children. He is frequently named to the lists of New York's Super Doctors, New York magazine’s list of Best Doctors in America, America's Top Surgeons, America's Best Doctors, and America's Best Doctors for Cancer. He is the co-author of two books on endoscopic skull base surgery and endoscopic pituitary surgery and has traveled to India, China, and other nations to teach advanced endoscopic techniques to neurosurgeons around the globe. (Read more about Dr. Schwartz.)

Dr. Georgiana Dobri is a board-certified neuroendocrinologist who specializes in disorders of the pituitary and adrenal glands. She completed an endocrinology fellowship with focus on pituitary and adrenal disorders at the Cleveland Clinic, where she went on to care of high-complexity patients in her pituitary and adrenal clinics. She now works closely with the neurosurgeons of the Weill Cornell Medicine Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Program and offers an individualized treatment as well as the latest medical options and clinical trials. (Read more about Dr. Dobri.)

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna 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.)

Dr. Babacar Cisse, Leon Levy Research Fellow at the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, is an award-winning neurosurgeon with special expertise in brain and spinal tumors. He utilizes advanced neuro-navigation, ultrasound, imaging, motor and speech mapping, and endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients. A native of Senegal, Dr. Cisse received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Bard College, then his combined MD/PhD degrees with Distinction from Columbia University in New York. (Read more about Dr. Cisse.)

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  • Vice Chair for Clinical Research
  • David and Ursel Barnes Professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Otolaryngology
  • Director, Center for Epilepsy and Pituitary Surgery
  • Co-Director, Surgical Neuro-oncology
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  • Assistant Professor of Neuroendocrinology in Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
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