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Dr. Kaplitt's Patient, Steve Smith, Talks About Focused Ultrasound on CoreBrain Journal

Dr. Michael Kaplitt - Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Kaplitt's patient, Steve Smith, speak with CoreBrain Journal to talk about essential tremor and high-frequency focused ultrasound.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Kaplitt to Address Nobel Forum on Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Michael Kaplitt

The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm is celebrating 200 years of studies on Parkinson’s disease

Dr. Marongiu Selected for NY Academy of Sciences Interstellar Initiative

Roberta Marongiu, Ph.D.

The program cultivates and mentors promising young investigators in the fields of cancer, regenerative medicine, and neuroscience research.

Dr. Kaplitt and Alexandra Lebenthal on Charlie Rose

Dr. Michael Kaplitt and his patient Alexandra Lebenthal on Charlie Rose

Dr. Kaplitt and his patient appeared on Charlie Rose to talk about the high-intensity focused ultrasound procedure that can reduce or even eliminate the shaking of essential tremor.

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. Kaplitt First in New York to Use Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor

Dr. Michael Kaplitt

This advanced procedure was just approved by the FDA last week as a way to eliminate the source of tremors in a completely non-invasive way.

Dr. Marongiu Uses Boxing to Help Those with Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Roberta Marongiu of Dr. Kaplitt's lab was recently featured on Fox 5 News for an innovative boxing program she helped develop for individuals with Parkinson's disease. Watch the video below:

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.

The tumor suppressor PTEN regulates motor responses to striatal dopamine in normal and Parkinsonian animals

The tumor suppressor PTEN regulates motor responses to striatal dopamine in normal and Parkinsonian animals

Phosphatase and Tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) is a dual lipid-protein phosphatase known primarily as a growth preventing tumor suppressor.

Weill Cornell Doctors Perform NYC’s First Implants of High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulator

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Drs. Kaplitt and Mehta implanted innovative new high-frequency spinal cord stimulators (SCSs) in two patients — the first in the tri-state area to receive them — for the relief of pain.

Best Neurosurgeons in New York, 2015

New York Magazine's Best Doctors in New York 2015

We are proud to have 8 members of our team on this year's list in New York magazine

Dr. Roberta Marongiu Named to LAMP Program

Dr. Roberta Marongiu

The researcher's work is focused on the genetic causes of Parkinson’s disease

US News Rates Us Best in NY (Again)

Dr. Philip E. Stieg, chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurosurgery

We are now ranked as the best neurology/neurosurgery practice in New York, the best in the northeast, and the best east of the Mississippi River.

Neuro ICU Staff on 2SW Recognized for ICU Patient Care

The in-patient staff of 2SW has been awarded a 90th Percentile Achievement Award by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for Q42013. This award is given to units whose overall mean score placed them in the 90th percentile for patient satisfaction.

Neuropsychologist and Cognitive Remediation Specialist Amanda Sacks, Ph.D., Joins the Faculty

Dr. Amanda Sacks

Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Chairman of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has announced that Amanda L. Sacks, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, has been appointed to the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sacks is a neuropsychologist who specializes in cognitive remediation for deficits caused by traumatic brain injury; brain tumors and cranial surgery; chemotherapy and radiation; and stroke and other cerebrovascular conditions and events.

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