Dr. Philip Stieg, Chairman of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has named Dr. Jared Knopman Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology. Dr. Knopman is an expert in advanced minimally invasive approaches to cerebrovascular disorders and has been a pioneer in the use of middle meningeal artery embolization for subdural hematomas. In his new role Dr. Knopman will direct the department’s continued innovation in the treatment of cerebrovascular conditions including stroke, carotid occlusion, AVMs, and aneurysms, and will direct the interventional neuroradiology team in advanced image-guided procedures and further research into areas such as intra-arterial chemotherapy and transvenous procedures.
“Jared Knopman has been an outstanding member of the faculty for eight years after a stellar residency here,” says Dr. Stieg. “Over these past fifteen years he has developed a national reputation for his innovation and expertise in all areas of cerebrovascular surgery, specifically within INR. I am extremely proud to have him on our team and to have him assume this position of leadership.”
“I am grateful to Dr. Stieg for his mentorship and his support for innovation,” says Dr. Knopman. “It’s his vision that keeps our department always pushing the boundaries of neurosurgery and advancing the field. I’m looking forward to taking our cerebrovascular service and interventional neuroradiology capabilities to the next frontiers. This department has a reputation for thinking outside the box, and I’m proud to be part of such a dynamic and cutting-edge group.”
Dr. Knopman graduated cum laude and with honors from Northwestern University, then received his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he was elected to the AOA honor society. Dr. Knopman completed his surgical internship, neurosurgical residency, and specialized fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery/interventional neuroradiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital before joining the faculty of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center in 2012. He currently serves as Fellowship Director for the Endovascular Neurosurgery fellowship.