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Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine
Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D.

Chairman and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
Margaret and Robert J. Hariri, MD ’87, PhD ’87 Professor of Neurological Surgery


Jenny Mears Wins PA of the Year, Dr. Ch'ang Named Physician Partner of the Year

Dr. Judy Ch'ang and Jenny Mears

The awards, given each year to honor outstanding PAs on each campus of the health system, recognize excellence in the profession and a stellar commitment to patient care.

#1 in Neurosurgery in the World

Best in Neurosurgery in the World

The neurosurgery service at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical Center at NewYork-Presbyterian has been ranked #1 in the world by Newsweek magazine.

U.S. News Ranks Us #1 in New York, #2 in the Nation, for 2021

U.S. News Ranks Us #1 in New York, #2 in the Nation, for 2021

We now rank as the best neuro program east of the Rockies

Top Neurosurgeons in New York Magazine 2021

Top Doctors in NY 2021

This year, we have a record 15 of our team on the list of 2021 Castle Connolly Top Doctors, showcased in this year’s New York magazine roster of Top Doctors in New York.

17 Faculty Members Named to 2021 SuperDoctors List

17 Faculty Members Named to 2021 SuperDoctors List

A record number were named to this prestigious annual list, honoring physicians who are the very best in their field.

New Device Produces Sharper Vision for Brain Tumor Surgery

Dr. Schwartz with 5-ALA headlamp

Dr. Schwartz is the first in the USA to use 5-ALA, which helps distinguish tumor cells from healthy brain tissue around it.

Dr. Stieg Shares His Story

Dr. Stieg Shares His Story

In a rare conversation about his personal life, the neurosurgeon-in-chief reveals the surgical complication that could have claimed his own life at age 8, and how he moved on from that to get to his current role

It's a No-Brainer: Honoring Neurosurgery Team Member Jeannie Nguyen

Jeannie Nguyen and Dr. Philip E. Stieg

The Neurosurgery Outstanding Service Award spotlights members of the department who go above and beyond their assigned duties. The quarterly award recognizes those who exemplify the core values of the department.

Honoring Women Physicians

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

On February 3 each year we take a moment to honor women physicians everywhere. The date marks the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, who was the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. Born in England in 1821, Elizabeth moved to the United States with her family as a child. Her desire to become a physician was met with scorn and she was rejected by every medical school she applied to.

Dr. John Park Named Chief of Neurosurgery at NYP Queens

 John Park, MD, PhD, has joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine as Chief of Neurological Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Dr. Park takes on the leadership of a neurosurgical team that provides world-class care for all conditions of the brain and spine to more than 2.3 million residents of Queens.

Dr. Ramakrishna to Study Automated Tumor Preservation System

Automated Tumor Preservation System from Nico

In this study, Dr. Ramakrishna and team aim to understand how tissue processing in the pre-analytic phase affects downstream tissue analyses.

The #1 Hospital in New York for 20 Straight Years

U.S. News Best Hospitals 2020

The annual hospital rankings from US News & World Report are out, and once again NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has been named the best in New York.

Dr. Ramakrishna Awarded $250,000 Grant for Glioma Study

Rohan Ramakrishna, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine

The William Rhodes and Louise Tilzer-Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma at NewYork-Presbyterian has awarded a quarter-million-dollar seed grant to Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, Dr. Howard Fine, and Dr. Dan-Avi Landau to study the impact of genetic alterations on cellular states in glioma.

Dr. Ramakrishna Appointed Chief of Neurological Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist

Rohan Ramakrishna, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine

"Across our missions of clinical care, research, and education we will ensure that Brooklyn residents receive world-class neurosurgical attention right at home.”

16 Faculty Members Named to 2020 New York SuperDoctors List

16 Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Faculty Members Named to 2020 New York SuperDoctors List

A record 16 faculty members from the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center were named to the 2020 list of New York SuperDoctors, published as a supplement to the New York Times Magazine on May 10, 2020. This list is an elite roster of physicians named by their peers as the very best in their field.

In Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery, Experience Counts

How long is the tail end of the learning curve? Results from 1000 consecutive endoscopic endonasal skull base cases following the initial 200 cases

A new study has established that patient outcomes continue to improve over time, as surgeons hone the advanced skills required for these demanding procedures.

BTF “Taste for Life” Dinner Honors Leaders in Brain Tumor Surgery

Dr. Theodore Schwartz was honored at the 2019 Taste for Life dinner hosted by the Brain Tumor Foundation

This year's event honored Dr. Stieg and Dr. Schwartz for their contributions to the field

Neurosurgery and Beyond CME Brings Experts Together for Comprehensive Brain Care

CME directors Jessica Spat-Lemus, PhD, and Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP-CN

This innovative course brought together neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists to explore the multidisciplinary needs of adults and children with neurosurgical disorders.

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.


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