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NYU Langone Provider

Jeffrey H. Wisoff, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialties: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery
  • Treats: Adults & Children
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-6419
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When I was born, my father was a medical student. I was completely fascinated by the pictures in his neurosurgery books while he was a resident. By the time I was four years old, I knew I wanted to be a neurosurgeon.

For three decades, I have remained engaged with the same clinical and academic practice—caring for children and young adults with complex brain and spinal cord conditions. I treat patients who have brain tumors, pineal tumors, hydrocephalus, normal pressure hydrocephalus, spina bifida, syringomyelia, craniosynostosis, glioma, meningioma, spinal cord tumors, pituitary tumors, optic glioma, skull base tumor, Dandy-Walker syndrome, neurofibromatosis, spinal neurofibromas, nervous system tumors, and brain cancer.

At Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, we work together to provide collaborative care. When a family comes to us, they don’t work with a single surgeon or neurologist—they have a whole team of experts to care for their child from start to finish. We provide for children’s medical needs as well as their psychological and psychosocial needs. When we care for a child, we’re conscious that we’re caring for an entire family.

For me, there’s no such thing as a small operation, even when it’s a short one. The only small operation is one performed on someone else’s child. Whether surgery is 20 minutes or 10 hours, it’s a daunting experience for parents and children alike. I work to build a trusting relationship with parents so they can have confidence in the care their child is receiving.

Most surgeons have only brief relationships with their patients. It’s different when it comes to pediatric patients. Neurological conditions in children require decades of monitoring to make sure we address any recurring issues or unforeseen complications. For me, this has meant being able to watch children grow and develop into adults with families of their own.

I’m inspired by how resilient children are and how they’re able to bounce back after a difficulty. Working with them is a privilege, and it’s what drives my work and keeps a smile on my face.

Additionally, I have been named one of America’s top doctors by Castle Connolly for more than 20 years.

Conditions and Treatments

  • chiari malformation
  • hydrocephalus
  • leptomeningeal carcinomatosis
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • spina bifida
  • spinal cord tumor
  • syringomyelia
  • achondroplasia
  • acoustic neuroma
  • acromegaly
  • astrocytoma
  • brain abscess
  • brain cancer
  • brain metastasis
  • brain tumor
  • cavernous hemangioma
  • central nervous system cancer
  • central nervous system lymphoma
  • chiari malformation
  • choroid plexus papilloma
  • concussion
  • congenital hydrocephalus
  • craniopharyngioma
  • dandy walker syndrome
  • gliomas
  • hydrocephalus
  • leptomeningeal carcinomatosis
  • lysis of adhesions of spinal cord
  • medulloblastoma
  • meningioma
  • nervous system tumor
  • neurofibromatosis
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • optic glioma
  • pilocytic astrocytoma
  • pineal tumor
  • pituitary adenoma
  • pituitary tumors
  • plagiocephaly
  • primitive neuroectodermal tumor (pnet)
  • prolactinoma
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • spina bifida
  • spinal cord disease
  • spinal cord tumor
  • spinal neurofibromas
  • syringomyelia
  • syrinx
  • tethered cord syndrome
  • traumatic brain injury
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • auditory brainstem implant
  • brain biopsy

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery, 1996
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery, 1990
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, New York University Medical Center, Pediatric Neurosurg, 1985
  • Residency, New York University Medical Center, Neurosurgery, 1984
  • MD from George Washington University, 1978

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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates

317 East 34th Street, Suite 1002, New York, NY 10016


pediatric brain tumor, craniopharyngioma, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation

Academic Contact

Academic office

317-23 East 34th Street

Tenth Floor

New York, NY 10016



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  • Site for This is a multicenter randomized blinded placebo-controlled study of patients with suspected idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). Using FDA-approved technology we propose a prospective randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial

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  • The AHCRN Registry has been developed to obtain data about hydrocephalus patient events treatments and outcomes from the network Clinical Centers and to create a database to be used by AHCRN investigators. The ongoing maintenance of the Registry serves

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  • The eShunt System is intended to shunt cerebrospinal fluid from the intracranial subarachnoid space to the venous system for the treatment of patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus reducing disability due to symptoms including one or more of gait di

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