Faculty News

Two pediatric neurosurgeons receive well-deserved promotions

We are pleased to announce two additional faculty promotions following on the news of Dr. Susan Pannullo's elevation to full professor earlier this month:

Jeffrey Greenfield, MD, PhD, has been promoted to Professor of Neurosurgery in Pediatrics. Dr. Greenfield specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and also sees adult patients with certain  congenital neurosurgical conditions. As co-director of the Children's Brain Tumor Project, Dr. Greenfield is dedicated to finding new treatment options for pediatric brain tumors and bringing those treatments to the bedside. He is also the creator and director of the Chiari CARE program, where he has developed an international reputation caring for children and adults with Chiari malformation and associated conditions.  He is a strong proponent of transitional neurosurgery—caring for patients with specific conditions from childhood through adulthood.

Caitlin Hoffman, MD, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Neurosurgery in Pediatrics. Dr. Hoffman, who sees patients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, specializes in the surgical treatment of epilepsy and craniofacial disorders. Her craniofacial practice involves a multi-disciplinary craniofacial program that treats complex syndromic patients collaboratively. She utilizes both open and endoscopic approaches, and is currently involved in investigating the genomics of synostosis as it relates to outcomes. Our department's diversity champion, Dr. Hoffman has led a campaign focused on mentorship of underrepresented minority students interested in careers in medicine, and is a co-founder of the PrIMES mentorship program.


Neurological Surgery 525 E. 68th St., Starr 651, Box 99 New York, NY 10065