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Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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Department of Neurosurgery

Northwell Health is one of the country’s largest providers of neurosurgical care. In the Department of Neurosurgery we treat the full spectrum of neurosurgical conditions with compassion and excellence, while leading research advances in our field. The breadth and depth of expertise of our care team allows for a multidisciplinary approach to all neurosurgical disorders, including benign and malignant brain tumors, cerebrovascular diseases, traumatic brain injury, spinal disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, movement disorders, and epilepsy.

There are 25 board-certified and board eligible full-time neurosurgeons on our staff, as well as seven neuro critical care specialists, fourteen neurosurgery residents and a support staff of sixteen neurosurgical physician assistants. In addition, there are 27 voluntary neurosurgeons that perform surgery at Northwell hospitals. The Department of Neurosurgery performs approximately 3,000 procedures per year. Our faculty is based at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Cohen Children’s Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Huntington Hospital, South Side Hospital and Peconic Bay Medical Center.


Several of our faculty members hold leadership positions in various national neurosurgical organizations.


Our ACGME-approved Neurosurgery residency program and CAST-approved fellowships continue to attract some of the best and brightest neurosurgical trainees from around the country and the world. Our graduating residents have been able to secure some of the most competitive fellowships in the country. Medical students rotate regularly on our service and are exposed to a wide variety of neurological diseases.


Based at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, our research organization, we have major research laboratories that investigate brain tumors, brain injury, spinal cord injury, movement disorders, and the role of the central nervous system in inflammation. We have recently established a major collaborative effort with the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine to push the frontiers of brain-machine interface.


Overall, we are proud to be one of the largest and most dynamic neurosurgical organizations in the country.