Dr. Nelson Moussazadeh, chief resident in neurological surgery, was honored with a 2016 Distinguished Housestaff Award by the NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council. The award is presented to one member of each department for all-around excellence.
Dr. Moussazadeh has previously been awarded the Charlie Kuntz scholar award and has won an NREF fellowship for his work on "Genomic Characterization of Spinal Metastases and Paired Primary Tumors to Identify Patterns of Spinal Tropism and Clonal Evolution." Last year Dr. Moussazadeh was awarded First Prize at the New York Society for Neurosurgery Resident Research Night 2015 for his paper titled "Tissue Tropism in Renal Cell Carcinoma: Genomic Predictors of Spinal & Bony Metastasis." He has also been named a NewYork- Presbyterian Shining Star for his outstanding patient care.