Joshua B Bederson, MD
- PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Neurosurgery
Research Topics:Brain, Brain Imaging, Imaging
Joshua B. Bederson, MD, is a professor and System Chair for the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Health System. An expert in skull-base and cerebrovascular surgery, his specialty interests include surgical treatments of complex intracranial and spinal pathology such as meningiomas, skull base tumors and aneurysms, schwannomas, craniopharyngiomas, pituitary tumors, giant intracranial aneurysms, acoustic neuromas, neurovascular compression syndromes such as trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformations, and trans-nasal minimally invasive brain surgery. His vascular practice includes treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid artery disease, moyamoya disease and extracranial-intracranial bypass procedures. Dr Bederson has performed more than 4,000 neurosurgical operations at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Bederson joined the faculty in 1992 as the Director of the The Clinical Program for Cerebrovascular Disorders and served as Vice-Chair from 2001 to 2008 and Director of the Residency Program from 2002 to 2009. He became Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in 2008.
Dr. Bederson earned his medical degree and completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of California in San Francisco. While a resident, he did advanced study programs in neuropathology at the University of Torino in Italy, as well as microvascular and skull-base neurosurgery at the University Hospitals of Zurich, Switzerland, and the University Medical Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He also completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute.
At The Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Bederson was the first neurosurgeon to receive an NIH-RO1 as principal investigator. He established the first basic science laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery, developing models of stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage. An advocate of collaboration with other accomplished physicians and scientists at Mount Sinai, Dr. Bederson developed one of the first interdisciplinary clinical programs with the Department of Neurology Stroke Program, and fostered collaborative efforts with the Department of Otolaryngology, the Tisch Cancer Institute, and the Translational Neuroscience Center. Now the Neurosurgery Simulation Core, Dr. Bederson launched the Brain Surgery Simulation Program in 2012.
Dr. Bederson previously served as the President of the New York Society for Neurosurgery and was Chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurosurgeons Cerebrovascular Section. Dr. Bederson is currently Chair of the American Heart Association's writing group on subarachnoid hemorrhage. In 2019, Dr. Bederson was honored at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting as the Cerebrovascular Section's M. Gazi Yasargil Lecturer.
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In The News
Dr. Bederson discusses using cutting edge technology to treat patients more effectively. “The technology has made surgeries safer,” said Dr. Bederson. Watch the full METROFOCUS video.
Dr. Bederson performed emergency surgery on the New York police officer stabbed in the head on April 17. Read the full New York Times article.
Dr. Bederson and his work on treating meningiomas were recently profiled in The Daily News feature, The Daily Check Up. View the article.
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Acoustic Neuroma Removal
- Arnold-Chiari Syndrome
- Brain Aneurysm
- Brain Metastasis
- Brain Surgery
- Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
- Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer-Adult
- Brain Tumors
- Brain, Spine Tumors
- Carotid Artery Stenosis
- Cavernous Malformations
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
- Chiari Malformation
- Cushing's Syndrome
- Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF)
- Endovascular Embolization
- Epidermal Cyst
- Glioblastoma Multiforme
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)
- Low Back Pain
- Microvascular Clipping
- Microvascular Occlusion
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Pituitary Diseases
- Skull Base Surgery
- Skull Base Tumor/Cancer
- Spinal Cord Tumors
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Subdural Hematoma
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
MD, Univ. of California, San Francisco
Residency, Surgery, University of California Hospitals
Residency, Surgery, Univ. of California, San Francisco
Fellowship, Microneurosurgery, Zurich Univ Hospital
Fellowship, Neurovascular, Barrow Neurological Institute
M. Gazi Yasargil Lecturer
Top Doctors Cancer
Distinguished Alumnus, Class of 1979
Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area
John Greene Research Award
Henry B. Newman Award
Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Beta Kappa
Brain Surgery Simulation
Binello E, Bederson JB, Kleinman GM. Hemangiopericytoma: collision with meningioma and recurrence. Neurol Sci 2010 March 3;.
Meyers PM, Schumacher HC, Higashida RT, Derdeyn CP, Nesbit GM, Sacks D, Wechsler LR, Bederson JB, Lavine SD, Rasmussen P. Reporting standards for endovascular repair of saccular intracranial cerebral aneurysms. Stroke 2009 May; 40(5): 366-379.
Sehba FA, Flores R, Muller A, Friedrich V, Chen JF, Britz GW, Winn HR, Bederson JB. Adenosine A(2A) receptors in early ischemic vascular injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurosurg 2009 Nov;.
Gilad R, Fatterpekar GM, Gandhi CD, Winn HR, Patel AB, Bederson JB, Naidich TP. Intracranial tumors: cisternal angle as a measure of midbrain compression for assessing risk of postembolization clinical deterioration. Radiology 2009 Jun; 251(3): 892-900.
Bederson JB, Batjer HH, Connolly ES, Dacey RG, Dion JJ, Diringer M, Duldner J, Harbaugh RE, Patel AB, Rosenwasser RH. Guidelines for the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a statement for healthcare professionals from a special writing group of the Stroke Council, American Heart Association. Stroke 2009 Mar; 40(3): 994-1025.
Eloy JA, Carneiro E, Vibhute P, Genden EM, Bederson JB, Som PM. A rare prevertebral ordinary lipoma presenting as obstructive sleep apnea: CT and MR imaging findings. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2008 Sept; 134(9): 1001-1003.
Gandhi CD, Gilad R, Patel AB, Haridas A, Bederson JB. Treatment of ruptured lenticulostriate artery aneurysm. J Neurosurg 2008 Jul; 109(1): 28-37.
Eloy JA, Carai A, Patel AB, Genden EM, Bederson JB. Combined endoscopic-assisted transclival clipping and endovascular stenting of a basilar trunk aneurysm: Case Report. Neurosurgery 2008 Mar; 62(3 Suppl 1): 142-144.
Reis C, Genden EM, Bederson JB, Som PM. A rare spontaneous osteosarcoma of the calvarium in a patient with long-standing fibrous dysplasia: CT and MR findings. Br J Radiol 2008 Feb; 81(962): e31-e34.
Eloy JA, Bederson JB. A rare prevertebral ordinary lipoma presenting as obstructive sleep apnea: computed tomographic and resonance imaging findings. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 2008 Sep; 134(9): 1001-1003.
Eloy JA, Fatterpekar GM, Bederson JB, Shohet MR. Intracranial mucocele: an unusual complication of cerebrospinal fluid leakage repair with middle turbinate mucosal graft. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2007 Aug; 137(2): 350-352.
Eloy JA, Bederson JB, Smouha EE. Petrous Apex aspergillosis as a long-term complication of cholesterol granuloma: case report and review of the literature. Laryngoscope 2007 Jul; 117(7): 1199-1201.
Sehba FA, Friedrich V, Makonnen G, Bederson JB. Acute cerebral vascular injury occurs after subarachnoid hemorrhage and its prevention by administration of a nitric oxide donor. J Neurosurg 2007 Feb; 106(2): 321-329.
Sehba FA, Bederson JB. Mechanisms of acute brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurol Research 2006; 28(4): 381-398.
Sarkiss CA, Philemond S, Lee J, Sobotka S, Holloway TD, Moore M, Costa AB, Gordon EL, Bederson JB. Neurosurgical Skills Assessment: Measuring Technical Proficiency in Neurosurgery Residents through Intraoperative Video Evaluations. World neurosurgery 2015 Dec;.
Oermann EK, Rubinsteyn A, Ding D, Mascitelli J, Starke RM, Bederson JB, Kano H, Lunsford LD, Sheehan JP, Hammerbacher J, Kondziolka D. Using a Machine Learning Approach to Predict Outcomes after Radiosurgery for Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations. Scientific reports 2016; 6.
Mascitelli JR, Wilson N, Shoirah H, De Leacy RA, Furtado SV, Paramasivam S, Oermann EK, Mack WJ, Tuhrim S, Dangayach NS, Meyer SA, Bederson JB, Mocco J, Fifi JT. The impact of evidence: evolving therapy for acute ischemic stroke in a large healthcare system. Journal of neurointerventional surgery 2016 Jan;.