- Chief Nurse Practitioner
Kristin Strybing, our Chief Nurse Practitioner, is a certified family nurse practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in neurosurgery. Kristin received her training at the Columbia University School of Nursing and additionally holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Kristin has been a part of Dr. Kaplitt’s practice since he began at Cornell as an attending in 2001.
Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Kristin worked as an RN for two years and worked as a bilingual health educator for migrant farmworkers. She has a specialty focus in movement disorders and device related neurosurgery such as spinal cord stimulators, deep brain stimulation, and ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Kristin appreciates the long-term relationships she has built with her patients and the opportunity to continue to learn and grow within the practice. Kristin is extremely gratified to be a part of the meaningful improvement in patients' overall level of function and quality of life after surgery.
Kristin celebrated her twentieth anniversary at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center in 2022. Read more about that milestone here, and find out how neurosurgery has changed over the past two decades.