Chanland (Chan) Roonprapunt

Chanland (Chan) Roonprapunt, MD, PhD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery



Research Topic:

Spinal Cord

In October 2022, the offices of Chan Roonprapunt, MD, PhD will be relocating between 787 11th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10009 (Between 54th and 55th Street Across from Dewitt Clinton Park).

Chanland (Chan) Roonprapunt, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon based at Mount Sinai West with office hours at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Phillips Ambulatory Care Center. He has a broad experience in the treatment of surgical disorders of the nervous system as well as a special interest in Chiari malformations, syringomyelia, and spinal conditions.

Dr. Roonprapunt completed his neurosurgical training at Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai West in New York, NY. He continued his training with an orthopedic spine fellowship at the Beth Israel Spine Institute of New York, where he gained significant experience in spinal instrumentation in the management of spinal degeneration and deformity.

With a unique background in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine, he is prepared to treat all spine conditions by utilizing minimally invasive techniques of decompression and stabilization. Dr. Roonprapunt also has experience in artificial disc replacement in the cervical and lumbar spine. He has published multiple book chapters and articles in the neurosurgical literature regarding management of Chiari malformations and intramedullary spinal tumors. He has lectured nationally on these topics.

Dr. Roonprapunt graduated from the medical scientist training program at New York University School of Medicine, where he received his medical and PhD degrees. His PhD thesis involved the study of acute spinal cord injury. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at Cornell University.

Dr. Roonprapunt has been recognized within the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons (2007) by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and Strathmore’s Who’s Who in 2007 and 2008. He has received the Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Award from American Registry from 2010 through 2013. Dr. Roonprapunt has been selected into Castle and Connolly's Top Doctors of New York in Neurological Surgery in 2016, 2018 and 2019.


Neurological Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arnold-Chiari Syndrome
  • Biopsy
  • Brain Compression
  • Brain Cyst
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Infection
  • Brain Malformation
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Trauma / Injury
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Compression Fracture
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Disc Disease of Neck and Back
  • Disc Displacement
  • Diskectomy / Discectomy
  • Herniated Disk
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Stenosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Meningioma
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Sciatica
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Suprasellar Tumor
  • Syrinx
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic/Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ventriculostomy


MD, NYU Medical Center

Residency, Neurological Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowship, Spine Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center - Spine Institute

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