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NYU Langone Provider

Eric K. Oermann, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialties: Neurosurgery, Skull Base Surgery
  • Treats: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-2480
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Medicine is the most human science, and neurosurgery is the branch of medicine that deals most intimately with what makes us human. I’ve always wanted to be a scientist and to study what makes us “us”; I’ve also always wanted to work in a field that does good in the world. As a neurosurgeon–scientist, I get to do both—I treat neurological conditions and study how the brain works.

I trained under the legendary physician–philosopher and NYU School of Medicine alumnus Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, who taught me that the single most important thing in medicine is the physician–patient relationship. My belief in finding and doing what is right for patients is guided by his wisdom.

As a neurosurgeon who is also an expert on artificial intelligence (AI), I not only deliver world-class clinical care, but also employ the latest AI technologies to help care for my patients. I treat patients with any type of neurological condition, but I am particularly interested in tumors of the brain and spine. I perform and am interested in a wide range of neurosurgical procedures, including minimally invasive cranial surgery using endoscopy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and laser interstitial thermal therapy. 

During my neurosurgical residency, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in machine learning at Verily Life Sciences, the life science research organization of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. It was during this fellowship that I developed a major interest in using machine learning to solve practical problems in medicine to take care of patients. I believe that medical machine learning can provide us with cost-effective, scalable solutions to some of the biggest challenges in healthcare, and that one of the most rewarding experiences as a computer scientist is to use code for care.

In addition to this focus on applied mathematics, I am interested in improving both artificial and human intelligence, and interfacing the two. I believe that investigations into the nature of AI and human intelligence are fundamentally the same question, and that by attempting to build a general AI, we will discover fundamental insights into the key mechanisms behind human intelligence.

I am a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and I am the co-founder of the Medical AI Research Collaboration Hub (MARCH), a year-long international educational and research development program aimed to guide students and researchers along medical AI projects. I am also a member of the clinical advisory board of several technology companies.

I have received numerous awards as a physician and AI researcher during the course of my training, and I am extremely proud to have been recognized as one of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30 in Science and Healthcare” while I was a resident.

Conditions and Treatments

  • acoustic neuroma
  • acromegaly
  • aphasia
  • astrocytoma
  • back pain
  • bone cancer
  • brain cancer
  • brain injury
  • brain metastasis
  • brain tumor
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • Chiari malformation
  • craniopharyngioma
  • degenerative disc disease
  • facial pain
  • headache
  • herniated disk
  • hydrocephalus
  • leg pain
  • lower back pain
  • meningioma
  • neck pain
  • neurofibromatosis
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • pituitary adenoma
  • sciatica
  • spinal cord tumor
  • spine pain
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • syrinx
  • tethered cord syndrome
  • traumatic brain injury
  • biopsy
  • craniotomy
  • laminectomy

Education and Training
  • Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Neurological Surgery, 2020
  • MD from Georgetown University, 2013

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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Neurosurgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 8R, New York, NY 10016





NYU Langone Neurosurgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Skirball Suite 8R, New York, NY 10016

Research Summary

My research interests include studying artificial intelligence using insights from human intelligence; studying human intelligence using insights from artificial intelligence; generalizability of machine learning algorithms; K-shot learning and data-efficient machine learning; and building and deploying machine learning systems to assist in medical care.

My major goal is to understand and improve both artificial and human intelligence. I believe that investigations into the nature of artificial intelligence and human intelligence are fundamentally the same question and that by attempting to build a general artificial intelligence we will discover fundamental insights into the key mechanisms behind human intelligence. These investigations will not be without practical application. Using insights derived from our basic research, I plan on building machine learning systems that assist in the medical care of patients suffering from neurosurgical conditions, epilepsy, and cancer.

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library. *
represents one publication
*Due to PubMed processing times, the most recent publications may not be reflected in the timeline.

  • Lotan, E; Zhang, B; Dogra, S; Wang, W D; Carbone, D; Fatterpekar, G; Oermann, E K; Lui, Y W

    AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 2021 Dec 02;

  • Dayan, Ittai; Roth, Holger R; Zhong, Aoxiao; Harouni, Ahmed; Gentili, Amilcare; Abidin, Anas Z; Liu, Andrew; Costa, Anthony Beardsworth; Wood, Bradford J; Tsai, Chien-Sung; Wang, Chih-Hung; Hsu, Chun-Nan; Lee, C K; Ruan, Peiying; Xu, Daguang; Wu, Dufan; Huang, Eddie; Kitamura, Felipe Campos; Lacey, Griffin; de Antônio Corradi, Gustavo César; Nino, Gustavo; Shin, Hao-Hsin; Obinata, Hirofumi; Ren, Hui; Crane, Jason C; Tetreault, Jesse; Guan, Jiahui; Garrett, John W; Kaggie, Joshua D; Park, Jung Gil; Dreyer, Keith; Juluru, Krishna; Kersten, Kristopher; Rockenbach, Marcio Aloisio Bezerra Cavalcanti; Linguraru, Marius George; Haider, Masoom A; AbdelMaseeh, Meena; Rieke, Nicola; Damasceno, Pablo F; E Silva, Pedro Mario Cruz; Wang, Pochuan; Xu, Sheng; Kawano, Shuichi; Sriswasdi, Sira; Park, Soo Young; Grist, Thomas M; Buch, Varun; Jantarabenjakul, Watsamon; Wang, Weichung; Tak, Won Young; Li, Xiang; Lin, Xihong; Kwon, Young Joon; Quraini, Abood; Feng, Andrew; Priest, Andrew N; Turkbey, Baris; Glicksberg, Benjamin; Bizzo, Bernardo; Kim, Byung Seok; Tor-Díez, Carlos; Lee, Chia-Cheng; Hsu, Chia-Jung; Lin, Chin; Lai, Chiu-Ling; Hess, Christopher P; Compas, Colin; Bhatia, Deepeksha; Oermann, Eric K; Leibovitz, Evan; Sasaki, Hisashi; Mori, Hitoshi; Yang, Isaac; Sohn, Jae Ho; Murthy, Krishna Nand Keshava; Fu, Li-Chen; de Mendonça, Matheus Ribeiro Furtado; Fralick, Mike; Kang, Min Kyu; Adil, Mohammad; Gangai, Natalie; Vateekul, Peerapon; Elnajjar, Pierre; Hickman, Sarah; Majumdar, Sharmila; McLeod, Shelley L; Reed, Sheridan; Gräf, Stefan; Harmon, Stephanie; Kodama, Tatsuya; Puthanakit, Thanyawee; Mazzulli, Tony; de Lavor, Vitor Lima; Rakvongthai, Yothin; Lee, Yu Rim; Wen, Yuhong; Gilbert, Fiona J; Flores, Mona G; Li, Quanzheng

    Nature medicine. 2021 Oct ; 27(10):1735-1743

  • Martini, Michael L; Valliani, Aly A; Sun, Claire; Costa, Anthony B; Zhao, Shan; Panov, Fedor; Ghatan, Saadi; Rajan, Kanaka; Oermann, Eric Karl

    Scientific reports. 2021 Apr 05; 11(1):7482

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