Message from the Chair
The Mount Sinai Hospital, one of the country's oldest and largest voluntary teaching hospitals, is acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care, education, and scientific research in medicine. The neurosurgery program, established in 1914 by Dr. Charles Elsberg, proudly continues this tradition of excellence.
The neurosurgery faculty practice specializes in the surgical treatment of adults and children with diseases and disorders related to the brain and spinal cord. We are internationally renowned for our expertise in skull-base surgery, cerebrovascular disease, pituitary disorders, acoustic tumors, spinal reconstruction, epilepsy, radiosurgery, stereotactic and primary brain tumor surgery, and neuroendoscopy.
The Department of Neurosurgery offers a residency program designed to provide well-rounded training in all aspects of clinical neurosurgery and to prepare the student for a career as an outstanding surgeon and investigator. A year of full-time research experience is part of the program as well as rotations through neurology, neuropathology, pediatric neurosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and radiosurgery.
The interaction between Department of Neurosurgery research and clinical teams enables us to translate research findings rapidly into new therapies and better approaches to patient care. Supported by National Institutes of Health funding, other grants, and private donations, our faculty publishes findings on such areas as gene therapy, stem cell research, immunotherapy, and deep brain stimulation. We have also published studies on minimally invasive skull-base surgery, pituitary and neuroendocrine disorders, stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial aneurysms, carotid stenting and cerebral blood flow, and metabolism.
As we look to the future, we remain committed to our mission to deliver world-class, compassionate care to our patients today, and further the field of neurosurgery through training and research for patients tomorrow.
Joshua B. Bederson, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurosurgery
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How the Knife Entered the Skull of the NYPD Officer
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