Speakers Bureau

Weill Cornell Medicine neurosurgeons are frequently invited to deliver lectures and presentations for physician groups, including grand rounds in the New York area and professional conferences around the world. They welcome invitations to share their expertise regarding neurosurgical conditions and state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures.

Eric H. Elowitz M.D.

Dr. Eric Elowitz: Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Eric Elowitz is a spinal surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive techniques for herniated discs, stenosis and other disorders. Dr. Elowitz has delivered presentations regarding topics including:

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Lateral access spinal surgery
  • Diagnosis and management of neck and back pain

Kai-Ming Fu M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Kai-Ming Fu is a spinal surgeon specializing in reconstructive surgery for deformity, scoliosis, herniated discs, stenosis, and other conditions. He is available to speak regarding topics including:

  • Scoliosis and other spinal deformities
  • Reconstructive spinal surgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Spinal trauma

Pierre Gobin M.D.

Dr. Y. Pierre Gobin on Aneurysms, Stroke, and Retinoblastoma

Dr. Pierre Gobin is the director of interventional radiology and an expert in the treatment of vascular disorders of the brain and spine, including stroke, aneurysm and vascular malformation. He is also a pioneer in the fields of intra-arterial chemotherapy, retinoblastoma treatment and retinal artery and vein occlusion. He is available to speak about:

  • Interventional neuroradiology for cerebrovascular disorders and other conditions.
  • Retinoblastoma.
  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy.

Jeffrey P. Greenfield M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Minutes: Spasticity

Jeffrey Greenfield, Ph.D., M.D., is a pediatric neurosurgeon and researcher and the co-director of the Children's Brain Tumor Project at Weill Cornell Medicine. His clinical specialties include spasticity, Chiari malformation and pediatric brain tumors. His laboratory research is focused on the use of genomic sequencing to develop personalized treatment plans for children with brain tumors. Dr. Greenfield speaks about topics including:

  • Genetic sequencing of rare and inoperable pediatric brain tumors.
  • Spasticity in children and advanced surgical techniques to manage neuromodulation issues.
  • Brain mapping and surgery for epilepsy in children.

Roger Härtl M.D.

Dr. Roger Hartl: Cervical Herniated Disc / Radiculopathy

Dr. Roger Härtl is the co-director and chief of spinal surgery and neurotrauma care at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain & Spine Center. He is also engaged in pioneering biologic replacement disk research, and serves as spinal surgeon for the New York Giants. Dr. Härtl has earned an international reputation speaking about topics including:

  • Pathophysiology of brain and spine trauma.
  • Minimally invasive surgery for a wide range of spinal conditions.
  • Bioengineered disk laboratory research.

Michael Kaplitt M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Kaplitt: Movement Disorders

Dr. Michael Kaplitt is the vice chairman of research and director of the Parkinson's Disease, Movement Disorder and Pain Service at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain & Spine Center. Dr. Kaplitt is a frequent speaker regarding topics including:

  • Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
  • Genetic therapy for Parkinson's disease, for which he pioneered a clinical trial.
  • Surgery for chronic pain.

Jared Knopman M.D.

Dr. Jared Knopman is a neurosurgeon specializing in interventional neuroradiology who focuses on cerebrovascular disorders. He is available to speak about topics including:

  • Aneurysms, AVMs, and other cerebrovascular disorders
  • Minimally invasive treatment for subdural hematomas
  • Presurgical embolization of tumors
  • Carotid artery disease

Susan C. Pannullo M.D.

Susan Pannullo, MD: The New York Brain Tumor Project

Dr. Susan Pannullo is the director of clinical neuro-oncology and neurosurgical radiosurgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is both a neurosurgeon and an oncologist, specializing in stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife, CyberKnife and LINAC) for the treatment of neurosurgical conditions. She speaks about topics including:

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • Advanced radiosurgical treatments for brain tumors, spine tumors and cerebrovascular disorders.
  • Managing metastatic brain and spine tumors.

Theodore H. Schwartz M.D.

Program Introduction with Dr. Ted Schwartz

Dr. Theodore Schwartz is the director of epileptic, pituitary, and minimally invasive skull base surgery. Dr. Schwartz has been invited to speak around the world, regarding topics including:

  • Brain tumor treatment and research
  • Advanced endoscopic skull base surgery for pituitary tumors
  • Epilepsy surgery

Mark Souweidane M.D.

Dr. Mark Souweidane: Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Mark Souweidane is the vice chairman of Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery and director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatric Brain and Spine Center. Dr. Souweidane is a highly regarded speaker about topics including:

  • Alternative methods for delivering drugs to brain tumors in children and adolescents, including interstitial infusion (convection-enhanced delivery)
  • Craniofacial disorders and reconstructive surgery (cranial vault remodeling)
  • Chiari surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery for colloid cysts

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