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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.

Surgical Management of Complex Syndromic Craniosynostosis: Experience With a Rare Genetic Variant

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery Jan/Feb 2020

We review the literature related to management of complex synostosis and present our surgical decision-making in the setting of complex syndromic synostosis to aid in the formation of guidelines toward approaching these cases.

Phase II Study of Nonmetastatic Desmoplastic Medulloblastoma in Children Younger Than 4 Years of Age: A Report of the Children's Oncology Group

Phase II Study of Nonmetastatic Desmoplastic Medulloblastoma in Children Younger Than 4 Years of Age: A Report of the Children's Oncology Group

Nodular desmoplastic medulloblastoma (ND) and medulloblastoma with extensive nodularity (MBEN) have been associated with a more favorable outcome in younger children. However, treatment-related neurotoxicity remains a significant concern in this vulnerable group of patients.

Dr. Hoffman Brings Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Expertise to Qatar

Dr. Hoffman at Sidra Conference 2019, Qatar

The Pediatric Neuroscience Conference at Sidra Medicine was conceived as a forum in which to bring together global experts to explore complex neurological disorders.

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.

Developing a 3D Composite Training Model for Cranial Remodeling

Developing a 3D Composite Training Model for Cranial Remodeling

The authors sought to create lifelike 3D printed models based on actual cases of craniosynostosis in infants and incorporate them into a practical course for endoscopic and open correction.

ROSA Makes Robotic Debut

Clinical trial for Sanfilippo syndrome at Weill Cornell Medicine

In two surgeries a few weeks apart, the new robot showed what it can do for gene therapy and epilepsy surgery.

Dr. Emilie George Recognized for AOC Project

Emilie George, MD

This newly minted MD has a personal connection to the Brain and Spine Center

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. 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

Real-Time, in Vivo Correlation of Molecular Structure with Drug Distribution in the Brain Striatum Following Convection Enhanced Delivery

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) represents a major obstacle in delivering therapeutics to brain lesions. Convection-enhanced delivery (CED), a method that bypasses the BBB through direct, cannula-mediated drug delivery, is one solution to maintaining increased, effective drug concentration at these lesions. CED was recently proven safe in a phase I clinical trial against diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a childhood cancer.

A Personalized Approach for Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients

Dr. Prajwal Rajappa, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Prajwal Rajappa coordinates Dr. Greenfield’s innovative program, in which every pediatric brain tumor patient operated on is offered genomic sequencing and a targeted medicine consultation as part of their standard of care.

Twenty-Year Outcome Experience With Open Craniosynostosis Repairs: An Analysis of Reoperation and Complication Rates

Twenty-Year Outcome Experience With Open Craniosynostosis Repairs: An Analysis of Reoperation and Complication Rates

Surgical intervention during infancy for both syndromic and nonsyndromic patients with craniosynostosis remains the criterion standard of treatment with the 2 main options being open vault remodeling versus minimally invasive surgery. Although open cranial vault remodeling was initially considered a high-risk procedure, many advances have improved its safety. Despite this, there is a paucity of literature on the long-term outcomes of contemporary open craniosynostosis repair.

Children's Brain Tumor Project Participates in Release of Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas

Dr. Souweidane and Dr. Greenfield - Weill Cornell Medicine

The CBTP joins a historic undertaking in pediatric neurosurgery research.

Dr. Souweidane’s Phase 1 Trial Findings Published in Lancet Oncology

Mark M Souweidane, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine

Today, the peer-reviewed journal Lancet Oncology published the highly anticipated results of Dr. Mark Souweidane’s first-ever dose escalation study using convection-enhanced delivery (CED) in patients with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). The milestone Phase I clinical trial, which investigated the safety of using CED to bypass the blood-brain barrier and administer a drug directly to a brain stem tumor site, resulted in no serious adverse effects and no dose-limiting toxicity; researchers conclude that the technique is safe to use in children.

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