The 2018 list of “Best Doctors in New York,” published this week by New York magazine, includes eight neurosurgeons from the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center. This annual list names the top primary doctors and specialists in the New York metropolitan area. These highly respected physicians are a small subset of the 6,000 names in Castle Connolly Medical’s list of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, published each April. This year’s “Best Doctors” issue of New York includes 1,390 of nearly 6,000 doctors on the Castle Connolly list. The department is honored to have such a large presence on this distinguished list.
This year’s list includes Dr. Philip E. Stieg, chairman of the department of neurosurgery and neurosurgeon-in-chief; Dr. Mark Souweidane, vice chair of the department and director of pediatric neurosurgery; Dr. Roger Härtl, chief of spinal surgery; Dr. Eric Elowitz, specialist in minimally invasive spine surgery; and Dr. Theodore Schwartz, specialist in endoscopic skull base and minimally invasive epilepsy surgery. Three of the additional faculty we share with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center are also named on the list: Dr. Mark Bilsky, Dr. Cameron Brennan, and Dr. Viviane Tabar.
These eight are joined by four additional faculty members named to the Castle Connolly list of Best Doctors in New York: Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield and Dr. Michael Kaplitt, Dr. Robert Snow at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Dr. Martin Zonenshayn at our NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist location.
Many of our neurosurgeons also appear in the highly selective Castle Connolly national list of America’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, in addition to being on the list of New York’s Top Doctors. Dr. Philip Stieg has been named one of America’s Top Doctors for 17 years in a row, and has also been on the list of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer for 13 years, since the inception of that list.