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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.

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Brain Tumors

Axial view of a dog with a brain tumor

A new partnership with the Animal Medical Center will help advance minimally invasive brain tumor surgery in dogs, and may also teach us a few things about brain tumors in humans.

Malignant astrocytic tumor progression potentiated by JAK-mediated recruitment of myeloid cells.

Malignant astrocytic tumor progression potentiated by JAK-mediated recruitment of myeloid cells.

While the tumor microenvironment has been known to play an integral role in tumor progression, the function of non-resident bone marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) remains to be determined in neurologica

Second Viral Therapy Clinical Trial Opens for Recurrent Brain Tumors

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna

Weill Cornell Medicine is one of only a handful of locations in the United States enrolling patients in this innovative trial for GBM

Three-Time Winner: Dr. Souweidane Extends His Fight Against DIPG

Dr. Mark Souweidane

Dr. Mark Souweidane performed a third direct infusion of a cancer-fighting drug into the brain of a young patient — the first time a child has received a third treatment.

We Are #1 in New York, Again!

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue 2016

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the #1 hospital in New York for the 16th year in a row; Neurology/Neurosurgery is ranked #1 in New York and #3 in the nation

Dr. Ramakrishna Named Alvina and Willis Murphy Assistant Professor

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna

The endowed professorship was created to support a promising neurosurgeon early in his or her career

Dr. Stieg Hosts NYC Regional “Cancer Moonshot Summit”

Dr. Stieg hosted the NYC Regional Cancer Moonshot Summit in conjunction with Vice President Joe Biden's national meeting

Top oncology experts tackle the tough questions about accelerating progress

8 Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgeons Among Top Doctors in New York 2016

Weill Cornell neurosurgeons Best Doctors 2016

This week’s issue of New York magazine features the annual listing of “Best Doctors in New York,” and the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center is once again proud to have eight members of our team included on the list. This prestigious roster includes Dr. Philip E.

Cristian Rivera Board Members Darlene Rodriguez and Andy Epstein to Support CBTP Summer Research

Mark M. Souweidane, MD and NBC anchor Darlene Rodriguez

The board members will contribute $5,000 each to the “summer sprint” in the CBTP lab

Samuel Jeffers Foundation Funds Summer Medical Student Fellow for Thalamic Gliomas

The Samuel Jeffers Childhood Cancer Foundation will fund a summer fellow for thalamic glioma research.

The Samuel Jeffers Childhood Cancer Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Children’s Brain Tumor Project (CBTP) to fund a dedicated summer fellow for thalamic glioma research. The fellow will focus on assembling a thalamic glioma tissue repository here at Weill Cornell to provide researchers with tumor samples to study.

Drs. Schwartz and Souweidane Speak at AINAS II in Cairo

Dr. Mark Souweidane and Dr. Theodore Schwartz in Cairo

Dr. Theodore Schwartz and Dr. Mark Souweidane recently presented at the Second Annual International Congress of the Neurosurgery Department of Ain Shams University (AINAS II) in Cairo. The international meeting, which was organized by the university in collaboration with the Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgery (ESNS), brought together experts from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Germany, South Korea, Finland, the United Kingdom, and the United States to bring advanced endoscopic neurosurgical training to local surgeons.

Dr. Stieg Installed as President of the Brain Tumor Foundation

Dr. Philip E. Stieg is named President of the Brain Tumor Foundation by Chairman Michael Schreiber

Dr. Philip E. Stieg, chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurological Surgery and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was installed as President of the Brain Tumor Foundation at the "A Taste for Life" dinner on November 10, 2015. 


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