Adilia Hormigo

Adilia Hormigo, MD, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery



Research Topics:

Anti-Tumor Therapy, Brain, Cancer, Tumorigenesis

Adilia Hormigo, MD, PhD is Director of the Neuro-Oncology Program for The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai Health System, and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology with a secondary appointment in the Departments of Medicine, and Neurosurgery. Dr. Hormigo is a neuro-oncologist specializing in the care of patients with primary brain tumors, CNS metastases, and the neurological complications of cancer and its treatment. She employs a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure that patients receive compassionate, comprehensive care.

Dr. Hormigo completed a residency in Neurology in Portugal, at the University Hospital of Lisbon Medical School and Portuguese Oncological Institute, as well as at New York Presbyterian-Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she completed both research and clinical neuro-oncology fellowships under Jerome B. Posner and served as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Assistant Member. There she trained a number of fellows, many of whom are now junior faculty in leading programs of neuro-oncology in the country and abroad. Dr. Hormigo obtained her MD with honors from the University of Lisbon Medical School in Portugal, and her PhD from New York University.

Prior to joining the Mount Sinai team, Dr. Hormigo served as Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Oncology, Neurosurgery, and the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her translational research has focused on studying tumor microenvironment, developing biomarkers and personalized new treatments for patients with brain tumors. Her goal is to achieve the highest level of patient care and clinical excellence for the neuro-oncology program. She sees patients at the Ruttenberg Treatment Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute.




Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus

  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Central Nervous System
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Spinal Cord Tumors


Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

PhD, New York University

MD, PhD, Faculdade De Medicina DA Universidade De Lisboa

Internship, Neurology, Universidade De Lisboa

Residency, Neurology, Universidade De Lisboa

Internship, Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Residency, Neurology, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship, Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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