Brain and Spine Injury

Our specialists are expert at treating traumatic injuries to the brain and spine, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spine and spinal cord injuries.  More about Brain and Spine Injuries 

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2022 SuperDoctors
The 2022 list of New York SuperDoctors, published as a supplement to the New York Times Magazine on May 8, 2022, is based on peer nomination, credentials, and achievement.
Nina Rothschild suffered skull fractures as the result of the hammer attack
Dr. Justin Schwarz was the neurosurgeon who performed emergency surgery on Nina Rothschild last month. In addition to tending to the skull fracture, Dr. Schwarz relieved the pressure on her brain, which may have...
WCM Brain and Spine: Brain and Spine Injury

The Brain and Spine Injury Service at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center is a world-class provider of treatment.

What our Patients Say

A year after a horrifying plane crash, Joe Oppedisano is back on his feet, and back to work.

Our Care Team

  • Hansen-MacDonald Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Director of Spinal Surgery
Phone: 212-746-2152
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Spinal Surgery
  • Co-Director, Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Program
  • Chief of Neurological Surgery, NYP Lower Manhattan
Phone: 212-746-2260
  • Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Associate Residency Director
Phone: 212-746-2363
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery (Brooklyn and Manhattan)
Phone: 212-746-2821 (Manhattan); 718-780-3070 (Brooklyn)
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist (Brooklyn)
Phone: (718) 246-8614
  • Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212-746-2260
When you’re the neurosurgeon on night call at a large urban hospital – especially one with a Level 1 Trauma Center – you know that anything can happen. When it’s my turn I can expect a few phone calls from the neurosurgery resident and physician...

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain & Spine Center 525 East 68 Street, Box 99 New York, NY 10065 Phone: 866-426-7787