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Epilepsy Team Implants First NeuroPace RNS Neurostimulator

Tracey Drake was the first patient at Weill Cornell to receive the NeuroPace RNS System, a cranial implant designed to prevent seizures.

Dr. Theodore Schwartz and the epilepsy team at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center have successfully placed their the first cranial implant for epilepsy since the device was approved last fall.

Dr. Stieg Featured on Season 2 Premiere of NY Med

Dr. Philip Stieg on NY Med on ABC

Dr. Philip Stieg, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell, was featured on the premiere episode of Season 2 of the ABC series NY Med. In this episode, Dr. Stieg performed surgery to remove a spinal tumor from a man threatened with paralysis.

The Next Chapter Begins

Dr. Philip E. Stieg (center), chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, with graduates Dr. David Rubin and Dr. Caitlin Hoffman

David Rubin, M.D., and Caitlin Hoffman, M.D., have completed their seven-year residency at Weill Cornell and are departing for the next stages of their careers.

Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Aksay Awarded Weill Cornell Medical College Seed Grant for Epilepsy Research

The $100,000, one-year grant will provide initial funding for a new project that aims to identify how seizures start and spread in the brain.

The Best Neurosurgeons in New York

The Best Neurosurgeons in New York

The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is proud to count six of our neurosurgeons among the Best Doctors listed in New York magazine’s annual Best Doctors issue. This year’s list includes four of our full-time faculty — Dr. Philip E. Stieg, chairman of the department of neurosurgery and neurosurgeon-in-chief; Dr.