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Nancy E. Epstein, MD

Affiliated Provider
Affiliated providers provide medical care at an NYU Langone location or a private practice, and are not employed by NYU Langone Health.
  • Specialty: Neurosurgery
  • Treats: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-739-9270
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As the daughter of a spinal neurosurgeon, I always wanted to follow in his footsteps. Visiting recovery rooms in hospitals on weekend rounds with my father furthered my interest, and I decided to pursue a career as a neurosurgeon. During rotations in medical school, I found spinal neurosurgery to be the most exciting, interesting, and intellectually challenging specialty. I was the first woman to train as a neurosurgeon at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue under Dr. Joseph Ransohoff.

I evaluate patients with spinal conditions who have MRI or CT scans and sometimes both. Based on their scans and their complaints and symptoms, I determine whether surgery is warranted. The operations I perform include laminectomies, discectomies, and spinal fusions.

I am chief of neurosurgical spine and education at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. In the past, I’ve served as president and program chair of the Cervical Spine Research Society and program chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Spine Section. I am now editor-in-chief of Surgical Neurology International, and am on the editorial boards of Spine, The Spine Journal, and Clinical Spine Surgery. I continue to publish approximately 20 peer-reviewed papers annually on spinal neurosurgery.

Conditions and Treatments

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology at NYU Long Island School of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery, 1984
Education and Training
  • Residency, Bellevue Hospital Center, 1981

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Agewell
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • US Department of Labor
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
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Locations and Appointments

Marc Agulnick, MD, LLC

600 Old Country Road, Suite 226, Garden City, NY 11530