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Best Neurosurgeons in New York, 2018

New York Magazine Best Doctors 2018 - Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgeons

The annual list of “Best Doctors in New York,” published this week by New York magazine, includes eight of our faculty members

Dr. Stieg Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Dr. Stieg Awarded 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor, which is an award recognized by Congress, is given annually to exceptional individuals for outstanding contributions to their field.

11 Faculty Members Selected to 2018 List of New York SuperDoctors

11 Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgery Faculty Members Selected to 2018 List of New York SuperDoctors

The annual list, published each May in the New York Times Magazine, is assembled based on peer nomination, credentials, and achievement.

Dr. Ramakrishna and Dr. Hussain Honored at AANS 2018

Drs. Rohan Ramakrishna and Ibrahim Hussain of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

Dr. Ramakrishna & Dr. Hussain were honored for their work in gliomas and bioengineered disc tissue.

Dr. Cisse Appointed Leonard and Fleur Harlan Clinical Scholar

Babacar Cisse, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

Babacar Cisse, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery and of neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, has been named as the newest Leonard and Fleur Harlan Clinical Scholar, effective April 1, 2018. The three-year appointment supports an outstanding junior faculty member in the field of neurological surgery and will allow Dr. Cisse to develop his brain tumor research laboratory, which focuses on the development and progression of gliomas.

Dr. Schwartz to Chair Editorial Board of Journal of Neurosurgery

Dr. Theodore Schwartz, the David and Ursel Barnes Professor of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine

The JNS is among the most respected journals in neurological surgery today

Dr. Cisse Inspires Youth at Junior 100 Career Day

Dr. Babacar Cisse (right) joined Deputy Manhattan Borough President Matthew Washington and  New York City’s First Deputy Police Commissioner Benjamin Tucker

Babacar Cisse, MD, PhD, spoke to the young audience about the path he took from his childhood in Senegal to his life as a neurosurgeon in New York today.

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery Residents Selected at Match Day 2018

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery Residents Selected at Match Day 2018

We welcome Maricruz Rivera and Gary Kocharian, who will be joining our program in June.

Dr. Cisse Named As Winner of NINDS-CNS Getch Scholar Award

Dr. Babacar Cisse

The award was established in 2015 to support the research efforts of promising neurosurgeon-scientists.

The Michael L. J. Apuzzo Resident Literature Award for Creativity and Innovation

Michael L. J. Apuzzo, M.D., Adjunct Professor and Senior Consultant at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery

Established 2017
Weill Cornell Medical College

Chairman Philip E. Stieg and the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College have established the Michael L. J. Apuzzo Resident Literature Award for Creativity and Innovation for contributions to the peer-reviewed medical literature.

Dr. Souweidane Named to NCI’s Brain Malignancies Steering Committee

Dr. Mark Souweidane, Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

The committee is charged with reviewing and prioritizing Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trial concepts, in order to promote the best clinical and translational research for patients with brain cancer.

Introducing “From the Annals of Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery”

From the Annals of Weill Cornell Neurosurgery

We are very happy to announce the first installment of “From the Annals of Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery” has been published in the October 2017 issue of World Neurosurgery.

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Adds Three New Experts

Weill Cornell Medicine

We are proud to announce the appointments of three new faculty members, who expand our already considerable offerings in the treatment of brain and spine disorders.

Dr. Stieg Presents at 12th European Low-grade Glioma Network Bilbao 2017

Dr. Philip Stieg, founder and chair of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

Dr. Stieg presented results from the Brain Tumor Foundations’s Road to Early Detection initiative, in which patients receive MRI screening for brain tumors in a mobile unit

Best Neurosurgeons in New York, 2017

New York Magazine, Top Doctors 2017

This year's list includes 8 of our faculty members

New Brain Metastases Clinic Offers Multi-Disciplinary Care

Rohan Ramakrishna, MD

A new program provides comprehensive care to patients diagnosed with metastatic brain tumors and leptomeningeal disease.

Dr. Ramakrishna Awarded Healthcare Leadership Fellowship

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna of Weill Cornell Medicine

He is one of seven young physicians selected for the program, which fosters professional development and leadership.

Dr. Ramakrishna to Lead WCM Brain and Spine Center’s Role in New GBM Center

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna

The new William Rhodes and Louise Tilzer-Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma is being made possible by an initial $5 million gift to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital from William Rhodes.

New Paper Shows How Gliomas May Be Stopped in Their Tracks

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield and Dr. Prajwal Rajappa of Weill Cornell Medicine

Researchers found how it may be possible to stop the progression of a low-grade, survivable glioma into a high-grade, fatal malignancy.

Biomarker based PET Imaging of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma in Mouse Models.

Biomarker based PET Imaging of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma in Mouse Models.

Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a childhood brainstem tumor with a universally poor prognosis.

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