Nirit Weiss, MD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
Specialties:Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
Nirit Weiss, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai 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, severe chronic pain syndromes, and craniofacial reconstructions in adults 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 an optimal and 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 that promotes their health and wellness. She sees patients at The Mount Sinai Hospital and at Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square.
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Acoustic Neuroma Removal
- Arnold-Chiari Syndrome
- Brain Metastasis
- Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
- Brain Tumors
- Brain, Spine Tumors
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
- Cervical Disc Replacement
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Chiari Malformation
- Cushing's Syndrome
- Epidermal Cyst
- Glioblastoma Multiforme
- Herniated Disk
- Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Pinched Nerve
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Cord Tumors
- Spinal Stenosis
- Subdural Hematoma
- Thoracic/Lumbar Laminectomy
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Vestibular Schwannoma
MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Internship, General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency, Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Business of Medicine Academic Fellowship
Irving J. Sherman Award for Outstanding Neurosurgery Resident Achievement
Peter F. Curran Prize for Outstanding Thesis
Farr Scholarship for Outstanding Medical Student
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship
NIH Short-Term Research Training Fellowship
magna cum laude
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit
John Harvard Scholarship
Harvard College Scholarship
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Award
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.