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New Spine Surgeon Expands Our Services in Brooklyn

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Dr. Louis Chang - NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Dr. Louis Chang

Neurosurgeon Louis Chang, MD, has joined the Weill Cornell Medicine faculty in the Department of Neurological Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Chang, a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in conditions and disorders of the spine, will see patients at three locations in Brooklyn.

“Dr. Chang’s appointment is a sign of our commitment to Brooklyn,” says Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Department Chairman Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD. “Dr. Chang expands our ability to provide world-class spine surgery in Brooklyn, where patients will now have the same access to spine care as those in Manhattan.”

Dr. Chang, whose undergraduate degree is in chemistry, received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, then completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He completed a clinical fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine and Navigation under Dr. Roger Härtl at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. This advanced training in minimally invasive spine surgery and leading-edge spinal navigation technology enables him to offer his patients faster recovery times, often with less pain when compared with traditional approaches.

Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Chang was Chief of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and Clinical Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Chang will see patients at three locations in Brooklyn and will perform surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. To make an appointment, please call Dr. Chang’s office at 718-780-3070. See Dr. Chang’s complete bio and office locations.

Note that Dr. Chang is available immediately for urgent and emergent cases during the Covid-19 pandemic, and for elective surgeries once the crisis has passed.