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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Ranked Number 1 in New York – Again

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Ranked Number 1 in New York – Again

The hospital was once again included on U.S. News' prestigious Honor Roll, a designation given to only 18 hospitals nationwide.

New York’s Best Neurosurgeons

The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is proud to have three of our neurosurgeons included on this year’s list of Best Doctors in New York, as published in this week’s issue of New York magazine.

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Welcomes Three Incoming Residents

The post-graduate year 1 residents (PGY-1’s) arrive this month to embark on an intensive seven-year training program to become neurological surgeons and neuroscience researchers, studying under some of the top brain and spine surgeons and researchers in the world today.

5 Weill Cornell Neurosurgeons Named to List of 2013 SuperDoctors

This year’s list includes Neurosurgeon-in-Chief Philip Stieg, M.D., Ph.D.; Vice Chairman and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery Mark Souweidane, M.D.; Vice Chairman for Research and Director of Movement Disorders Michael Kaplitt, M.D., Ph.D.; Chief of Spinal Surgery Roger Hartl, M.D.; and spine surgeon Eric Elowitz, M.D.

Dr. Kaplitt Awarded Research Supplement

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) awarded our Vice Chair for Research a Research Supplement to Promote Diversity.

Gene Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders

Gene therapy has become of increasing interest in clinical neurosurgery with the completion of numerous clinical trials for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and pediatric genetic disorders

6 Weill Cornell Neurosurgeons Named 2012 Top Doctors

Six neurosurgeons from the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center have been named to the Castle Connolly list of Top Doctors for the New York metro area.

Dr. Kaplitt Discusses Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Disease on CBS This Morning

Dr. Kaplitt appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss exciting results reported regarding gene therapy for Parkinson's disease. Dr. Kaplitt, who pioneered testing gene therapy for Parkinson's disease, talks about how gratifying it is to see real-world results emerge from his initial testing.

Six Weill Cornell Neurosurgeons Named as U.S. News Top Doctors

We're proud to have six of our neurosurgeons on this first edition of the magazine's list of top doctors.

Promising Results from First Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Parkinson's Disease Reported in The Lancet

Patients' motor skills improved with no major side effects, Weill Cornell team reports

Dr. Michael Kaplitt: Molecular Neurosurgery

Dr. Michael Kaplitt is an internationally recognized  pioneer in the application of gene therapy to the brain and nervous system. In his laboratory, Dr. Kaplitt directs research with the goal of better understanding the reasons why brain cells die in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Dr. Kaplitt and his research team have identified key pathways that they are using to develop novel gene therapies to improve cell function and even stop cell death in experimental models of Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease.

Need a Second Opinion?

We understand how confusing and frightening it can be to get a diagnosis that requires brain surgery.  Getting a second opinion is always a good idea — there are many advanced imaging techniques and minimally invasive procedures available today, and any patient would be wise to get a second opinion from another neurosurgeon.

Back to Health Podcast

The "Back to Health" podcast is presented by the world-renowned physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine. Episodes feature new treatments and therapies as well as real-life stories that will answer common questions.

Reclaim™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Humanitarian Use Device)

To provide deep brain stimulation therapy to alter pathological functioning of circuitry involved in causing medically-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Medical Minutes Videos

Dr. Philip Stieg, Director of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, makes complex neurosurgical conditions easy to understand in this video series.


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