Nirit Weiss, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
Specialties:Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
Dr. Weiss is a board-certified neurosurgeon who joined the Department of Neurosurgery in 2005. Prior to completing a neurosurgical residency at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Weiss received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Yale University. She then completed additional training in spine and functional neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.
Since joining the staff at Mount Sinai, Dr. Weiss has specialized in treating complex disorders of the brain and spine, treating severe chronic pain syndromes, and craniofacial reconstructions in adult and children. Dr. Weiss’ practice utilizes a collaborative approach with specialists from other fields, including pain management, neurology, oncology, and plastic and reconstructive surgery, in order to create the optimal , individualized, comprehensive treatment plan for her patients.
Dr. Weiss has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters detailing cutting-edge treatments of pain, degenerative disease and tumors.
Dr. Weiss and her team are committed to ensuring that each patient is provided outstanding neurosurgical care in a welcoming and compassionate environment which promotes their health and wellness.
- Arnold-Chiari Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Centriculoperitoneal Shunt - Child
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Herniated Disk
- Intrathecal Pain Pump Insertion
- Low Back Pain
- Peroneal Nerve Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Fusion
- Spinal Stenosis
MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Internship, General Surgery, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
Residency, Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Business of Medicine Academic Fellowship
Irving J. Sherman Award for Outstanding Neurosurgery Resident Achievement
Farr Scholarship for Outstanding Medical Student
Peter F. Curran Prize for Outstanding Thesis
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship
NIH Short-Term Research Training Fellowship
magna cum laude
John Harvard Scholarship
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Award
Harvard College Scholarship
Weiss N, Ohara S, Johnson KO, Lenz FA. Thalamic neurons in the human somatic sensory nucleus (ventral caudal) show mechanoreceptor-like responses to optimal stimuli for peripheral mechanoreceptors. J Neurophysiol 2009 Feb; 101(2): 1033-1042.
Ohara S, Crone NE, Weiss N, Kim JH, Lenz FA. Analysis of synchrony demonstrates that the presence of “pain networks” prior to a noxious stimulus can enable the perception of pain in response to that stimulus. Exp Brain Res 2008 Feb; 185(2): 353-358.
Ohara S, Crone NE, Weiss N, Lenz FA. Analysis of synchrony demonstrates “pain networks” defined by rapidly-switching, task-specific, functional connectivity between pain-related cortical structures. Pain 2006 Aug; 123(3): 244-252.
Ohara S, Crone NE, Weiss N, Treede RD, Lenz FA. Amplitudes of laser evoked potential recorded from primary somatosensory, parasylvian and medial frontal cortex are graded with stimulus intensity. Pain 2004 Jul; 110(1-2): 318-28.
Ohara S, Crone NE, Weiss N, Lenz FA. Attention to a painful cutaneous laser stimulus modulates electrocorticographic event-related desynchronization in humans. Clin Neurophysiol Jul 2004; 115(7): 1641-52.
Ohara S, Crone NE, Weiss N, Treede RD, Lenz FA. Cutaneous painful laser stimuli evoke responses recorded directly from primary somatosensory cortex in awake humans. J Neurophysiol 2004 Jun; 91(6): 2734-46.
Ohara S, Weiss N, Lenz FA. Microstimulation in the region of the human thalamic principal somatic sensory nucleus evokes sensations like those of mechanical stimulation and movement. J Neurophysiol 2004 Feb; 91(2): 736-45.
Weiss N, North RB, Ohara S, Lenz FA. Attenuation of cerebellar tremor with implantation of an intrathecal baclofen pump: the role of gamma-aminobutyric acidergic pathways. Case report. J Neurosurg 2003 Oct; 99(4): 768-71.