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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

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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.

Dr. Cisse Featured on “Good Doctors” Podcast

Dr. Babacar Cisse, MD. PhD

Babacar Cisse, MD, PhD, describes his amazing journey from Senegal to New York, his struggles to get a foothold in the United States, and his philosophy about taking care of his patients.

8 Faculty Members Named Best Doctors in New York for 2019

8 Faculty Members Named Best Doctors in New York for 2019

The annual list names the top primary doctors and specialists in the New York metropolitan area.

Dr. Souweidane Presents DIPG Trial Update at ASCO 2019

Dr. Souweidane Presents DIPG Trial Update at ASCO 2019

Dr. Souweidane and his colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center updated the results of the landmark trial testing convection-enhanced delivery (CED) of a drug directly to the site of the deadly brain stem tumor.

14 Faculty Members Named to List of New York SuperDoctors

14 Faculty Members Named to List of New York SuperDoctors

These elite physicians are selected by their peers each year as being the best in their field

Children’s Brain Tumor Project Secures $1 Million Grant

Patrick Bayly Marsano

The gift will fund a two-year initiative to expand the lab’s cellular and molecular precision medicine approach to pediatric brain tumor therapy.

Dr. Juthani Accepted to NewYork-Presbyterian LEAD Academy

Dr. Rupa Juthani

The highly selective program provides strategic management and health policy training to up-and-coming NewYork-Presbyterian physicians.

Dr. Juthani Awarded the American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award

Dr. Rupa Juthani with Dr. Heather Calderone, Director of Research and Grants at the American Brain Tumor Association

Her abstract investigates the use of "C’dots" as a vehicle for enhanced drug delivery to the CNS

Dr. Stieg Launches New Podcast: This Is Your Brain

Dr. Stieg Launches New Podcast: This Is Your Brain
Weekly episodes will delve into the mysteries and new discoveries about how the brain works, what can go wrong with it, and the most effective ways to keep it healthy.

Match Day 2019: New Residents in Neurological Surgery

Alexandra Giantini Larsen and Andrew Garton, who matched as neurosurgery residents at Match Day 2019

The Department of Neurological Surgery is pleased to welcome Alexandra Giantini Larsen and Andrew Garton to our residency program

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