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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 29 board-certified or board eligible full-time neurosurgeons on our staff, as well as eight neurocritical care specialists.  We also have 14 neurosurgery residents and a support staff of over 100 neurosurgical physician assistants and nurse practitioners, in addition to 80 voluntary neurosurgeons with privileges at Northwell hospitals.

The Department of Neurosurgery has over 3,000 OR cases annually with faculty based at North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Cohen Children’s Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Huntington Hospital, Southside Hospital, Staten Island University 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 autonomic nervous system in inflammatory disorders and shock. With the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine we are pushing the frontiers of brain-machine interface.

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


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