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Two New Spine Surgeons Join the WCM Faculty

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Ibrahim Hussain, MD, and Paul J. Park, MD, MMS
09-14-2022

Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Margaret and Robert J. Hariri, MD ’87, PhD ’87 Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, announced the addition of two new spine surgery specialists to the faculty.

“On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, I am delighted to welcome Dr. Ibrahim Hussain and Dr. Paul Park to our team,” says Dr. Stieg. “They are extremely talented surgeons who have trained under spine experts and thought leaders at the Weill Cornell and Columbia campuses as well as at outstanding spine centers here and abroad. They bring remarkable experience and skill to our patients.”

Ibrahim Hussain, MD, is an accomplished neurosurgeon with advanced fellowship training in endoscopic, minimally invasive, and complex reconstructive spine surgery.  Dr. Hussain earned his MD from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, where he was one of the top medical students in his graduating class. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at the combined program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, followed by a minimally invasive and complex spine fellowship at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. During his time at Jackson Memorial Hospital, which is one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in North America, Dr. Hussain gained further expertise in the management of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.

“Dr. Hussain was an outstanding resident here, and I could not be happier to have him join the faculty,” says Dr. Roger Härtl, the Hansen-MacDonald Professor of Neurological Surgery and director of spine neurosurgery at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center as well as the co-director of Och Spine at NewYork Presbyterian. “He offers tremendous clinical skills and surgical expertise to our patients, and he is also remarkably compassionate and understanding of their lives and their needs.”

Paul Park, MD, MMS, is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in adult and pediatric spine surgery.  Dr. Park earned his Master’s Degree of Medical Science (MMS) in immunology at Yonsei University School of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea, then went on to earn his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he was among the top of his class. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, then stayed on to train with his mentors at the Och Spine Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where he completed the Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Spine Fellowship — a combined program of the departments of orthopedic and neurological surgery at Columbia University.

“Dr. Park was an exceptional resident and fellow, and he is an excellent addition to our team,” says Dr. K. Daniel Riew, director of orthopedic spine surgery at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care. “We are committed to providing our patients with a full spectrum of surgical approaches and techniques to improve their experience and outcomes. Expanding and enriching our spine faculty with another orthopedic spine specialist is a tremendous plus for our patients.”

Dr. Hussain and Dr. Park will both provide care at our Center for Comprehensive Spine Care on the Upper East Side as well as at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist.

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