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It's a No-Brainer: Honoring Neurosurgery Team Member Jeannie Nguyen

Jeannie Nguyen and Dr. Philip E. Stieg

The Neurosurgery Outstanding Service Award spotlights members of the department who go above and beyond their assigned duties. The quarterly award recognizes those who exemplify the core values of the department.

Dr. Fu Named Chief of Neurosurgery at New Lower Manhattan Spine Center

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, has been named chief of neurological surgery at the newly expanded Weill Cornell Medicine Lower Manhattan Spine Center.

Dr. Dan Riew Joins the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

Dr. K. Daniel Riew

“The addition of Dr. Riew to our team further underscores the immense talent that we have here at the Center for Comprehensive Spine Care,” says Dr. Roger Härtl.

Dr. John Park Named Chief of Neurosurgery at NYP Queens

 John Park, MD, PhD, has joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine as Chief of Neurological Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Dr. Park takes on the leadership of a neurosurgical team that provides world-class care for all conditions of the brain and spine to more than 2.3 million residents of Queens.

The #1 Hospital in New York for 20 Straight Years

U.S. News Best Hospitals 2020

The annual hospital rankings from US News & World Report are out, and once again NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has been named the best in New York.

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.

New Spine Surgeon Expands Our Services in Brooklyn

Dr. Louis Chang - NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Dr. Louis Chang, a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in conditions and disorders of the spine, will see patients at three locations in Brooklyn.

Dr. Virk Featured on

Herniated Disc

Dr. Virk contributes to the breadth of information on with information on herniated disc in the upper back.

Dr. Ali Baaj Releases New Book on Revision Spine Surgery

Revision Spine Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls

Revision Spine Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls is the first book to focus exclusively on the topic of revision spinal techniques.

Spinal alignment, surgery, and outcomes in cervical deformity: A practical guide to aid the spine surgeon

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Oct 2019

This paper provides a comprehensive review of current literature on cervical spinal deformities (with or without myelopathy) and their surgical management; it is our goal to create a framework on which surgical planning can be made.

Dr. Zuckerman Named Interim Tanzania Fellow

Dr. Roger Hartl bids farewell to Dr. Autumn Zuckerman and Dr. Scott Zuckerman as they head to Tanzania

Dr. Scott Zuckerman will be based in the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute, where he will evaluate patients, perform surgery, conduct research, and train Tanzanian surgeons.

Dr. Fu Named Chair of NeuroPoint Alliance Ad Hoc Committee

Dr. Kai-Ming Fu

Dr. Fu will lead the efforts of the committee to improve patient care through the development and evaluation of outcomes data.

Dr. Roger Härtl and Team Win Daedalus Fund Grant

Dr. Roger Härtl

The Weill Cornell Medicine Daedalus Fund for Innovation has awarded a two-year, $300,000 grant to Dr. Roger Härtl and his team for their proposal, “Total Disc Replacement Using Tissue Engineered Invertebral Discs in the Porcine Cervical Spine.” The award allows the team to advance its pioneering research into bio-engineered replacement discs that may one day relieve the pain of degenerative disc disease in humans without the risk of complications inherent in current fusion and total disc replacement surgery.

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.

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

Arachnoid Web of the Spine: A Systematic Literature Review

JNS Spine Aug 2019 Cover: Arachnoid Web of the Spine: A Systematic Literature Review

In this study, the authors sought to better describe this lesion, performing a systematic literature review and including 2 cases from their institution's experience.

Spinal Trauma in Tanzania: Current Management and Outcomes

Spinal trauma in Tanzania: current management and outcomes

The main objective of this study was to describe, for the first time, the demographics, management, costs of surgery and implants, treatment decision factors, and outcomes of patients with spine trauma in Tanzania.

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

Dr. Härtl Article Wins Best Paper Award from Global Spine Journal

Global Spine Journal Award

The paper is titled “Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease: Estimating Global Incidence and Worldwide Volume.”


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