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Dr. Fu Named Chair of NeuroPoint Alliance Ad Hoc Committee

Dr. Kai-Ming Fu

Dr. Fu will lead the efforts of the committee to improve patient care through the development and evaluation of outcomes data.

Dr. Schwartz Brings New “Pink Drink” to Brain Tumor Surgery

Dr. Theodore Schwartz

Gleolan, dubbed "the pink drink," aids neurosurgeons by making tumors visible with a hot pink glow under microscopes outfitted with blue-light emitting filters.

ROSA Makes Robotic Debut

Clinical trial for Sanfilippo syndrome at Weill Cornell Medicine

In two surgeries a few weeks apart, the new robot showed what it can do for gene therapy and epilepsy surgery.

It’s a No Brainer: Erin Mack Awarded First Outstanding Service Award

Erin with the chairman, Dr. Philip Stieg

Pediatrics administrative assistant Erin Mack was named the first-ever winner of the Neurosurgery Outstanding Service Award for her work at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center. Erin serves as the sole administrative assistant to our three pediatric neurosurgeons: Dr. Mark Souweidane, Dr.

Dr. Roger Härtl and Team Win Daedalus Fund Grant

Dr. Roger Härtl

The Weill Cornell Medicine Daedalus Fund for Innovation has awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant to Dr. Roger Härtl and his team for their proposal, “Total Disc Replacement Using Tissue Engineered Invertebral Discs in the Porcine Cervical Spine.” The award allows the team to advance its pioneering research into bio-engineered replacement discs that may one day relieve the pain of degenerative disc disease in humans without the risk of complications inherent in current fusion and total disc replacement surgery.