I grew up in the great state of New Jersey. Once I realized I wasn’t going to become the next Bruce Springsteen, I knew I needed to change career paths, quickly. I planned to study English in college, but I was sidetracked by an introductory neuroscience course and fell in love with the human brain—I was hooked. I was drawn to neurosurgery specifically for the focus and technical skill it requires.
At NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, I treat people who have vascular diseases of the brain, including strokes, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and tumors that arise at the base of the skull. I perform minimally invasive catheter-based techniques and open surgical techniques for complex vascular and skull base conditions of the brain and spinal cord.
I am grateful for the relationships I build with my patients and their families. I work with them during times of great stress and anxiety, and I am humbled by the trust and confidence that they place in me. I do not take this responsibility lightly.
I am lucky to be a part of an exceptional team of outstanding and talented people from multiple disciplines. I am proud to be a part of NYU Langone’s Brain Tumor Center and Center for Stroke and Neurovascular Diseases, both of which aim to provide the safest, most effective, and least invasive care to patients who have complex neurosurgical problems.
In addition to my clinical work, I was a primary author of the initial Guidelines for the Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury. I have lectured widely on the topic. Also, I am interested in and have published on the use of novel devices and techniques for the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, including brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations
Neurosurgery is a personal and collaborative effort that allows patients to return to their productive and satisfying lives as quickly and as safely as possible.
Conditions and Treatments
- brain aneurysm
- arteriovenous malformation
- arteriovenous fistula
- brain tumor
- brain metastasis
- pituitary tumor
- skull base tumor
- cavernous hemangioma
- Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
- Director of Cranial, Vascular and Skull-based Neurosurgical Service, NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn
- American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery, 2009
Education and Training
- Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), Endovascular Neurosurgery, 2012
- Fellowship, St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, Skull Base Surgery, 2005
- Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Neurosurgery, 2004
- Residency, University of Washington School of Medicine, Neurosurgery, 2002
- MD from Vanderbilt University, 1997
Insurance Plans Accepted
Research Academic Contact
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Research Interests Timeline
Journal of neurology neurosurgery & psychiatry. 2019 Aug 19;
Lupus science & medicine. 2018 Jan ; 5(1):e000288