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Awards and Recognition

Our Awards and Recognition

October 2014
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center ia one of the first on Long Island to treat intractable epilepsy with a new device.

A new Brain Tumor Biotech Center is christened. Read the press release.

September 2014
The Sixth Annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness walk takes place at Jones Beach State Park in with over 1500 participants. Read about the event here.

August 2014
A new device is used to treat a rare stroke case. Read the press release here.

July 2014
U.S. News & World Report ranked our neurology and neuroscience services nationally and regionally for 2014-2015:

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May, 2014
North Shore-LIJ physicians David Chalif, MD, FACS; Peter Costantino, MD, FACS; Amir Dehdashti, MD, FACS; Mark Eisenberg, MD; David J. Langer, MD; Erez Nossek, MD; Rafael Ortiz, MD; and Avi Setton, MD, Publish Abstract in Prestigious Neurosurgery Journal Regarding the “Lenox Bypass”.

April 2014
North Shore-LIJ, Lenox Hill, Cohen Epilepsy programs are recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Read the press release here.

North Shore-LIJ Health System’s CirrusHealth receives honorable mention in Dignity Health and  Box Developer Challenge for creating a new cloud-based patient education system.

March 2014

North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute Faculty Named in the 2014 Castle Connolly Top Doctors®. Read the article here.

Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS and Jonathan Knisely, MD, co-directors of the Cancer Institute’s Center for Stereotactic Radiosurgery, are now treating cancer patients with the innovative Gamma Knife Perfexion® system.

North Shore-LIJ physicians publish in prestigious journal and discuss benefits of internal maxillary artery to middle cerebral artery bypass. View the abstract here. Please note: you must be a full subscriber in order to view the entire article.

February 2014
Raj K. Narayan, MD, FACS, chair, neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Chunyan Li, Ph.D., North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Receive U.S. Patent for Traumatic Brain Injury Monitoring Tool.  Read the press release here.

January 2014
North Shore-LIJ’s Cynthia L. Harden, MD, Named By Expertscape.com as a Top Five Epilepsy Experts in the US.

December 2013
North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute physicians are named as recipients of the 2013 Patients’ Choice Awards. Read the press release here.

November 2013

 
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center at North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute becomes the first in the US and the first in the New York metro area to use a new combination of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat epilepsy. Read the press release here.
 
The February 2013 issue of Neurosurgeon, for which Dr. Michael Schulder is editor, published by The American Association of Neurologic Surgeons (AANS), has been nominated by Folio Magazine as an “Eddie/Ozzie” award finalist for best standalone digital magazine.
 
October 2013
The Cushing Neuroscience Institute's Stroke Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines ® “Gold Plus” Award, Honor Roll Recognition. Read about it here.
 
Cynthia L. Harden, MD and Gregory Kapinos, MD, MS Publish Work in Prestigious Neurology Journal.
 
Lenox Hill Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is the first reported center in the U.S. to perform a new type of intracranial bypass surgery. Read about the surgery.
 
The Fifth Annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness walk takes place at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, NY with over $70,000 raised for research. Read about the event here.
 
September 2013
Cynthia L. Harden, MD, Chief, Division of Epilepsy and Electroencephalography and Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center, authors updated guidelines for vagus nerve stimulation.
 
August 2013
Dr. Michael Schulder is honored by Voices Against Brain Cancer.
 
July 2013
Cushing Neuroscience Institute's Brain Tumor Center begins enrollment in new brain tumor vaccine study. Read about the study here.

Cushing Neuroscience Institute's Gregory Kapinos, MD, MS, reviews a study in the highly-acclaimed neurological journal, Neurology. Read the press release.
 
North Shore-LIJ's Cushing Neuroscience Institute makes Becker's Hospital Review's top 100 list of hospitals with exceptional neurosurgery and spine programs. Read about it here.
 
The “Second Annual Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic”, honoring CNI neurosurgeons Dr. David Chalif and Dr. Avi Setton, takes place at Oheka Castle on Long Island. Read about the event here.
 
June 2013
North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute Neurosurgeons and Neurologists Named to the 2013 Best Doctors in America® List. Read the press release.
 
The North Shore-LIJ Health System launches the “Think F.A.S.T.” Stroke Awareness Campaign and educates more than 32,000 people. Read about the program here.
 
Lenox Hill Hospital Receives “Gold Plus” Award for Stroke Care.
 
May 2013
Neurosurgeon David J. Langer, MD, Appointed Director of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.
 
Dr. Raj. K. Narayan, Chair, Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Speaks at Head Injury Retreat in India.
 
Lenox Hill, Plainview, Syosset, Huntington and North Shore University hospitals receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
 
April 2013
Dr. Cynthia Harden, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center is the co-editor of a book on women and epilepsy. Read the press release here.
 
March 2013
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center becomes the first center in the Northeast to perform nine laser ablation cases, a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided thermal imaging and laser technology recently used to treat epileptic seizures. Read the press release here.
 
February 2013
Fourteen neurosurgeons and neurologists from North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute have been named in the New York metro and national editions of the 2013 Castle Connolly Top Doctors®. Click here for the press release.

The Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) at Southside Hospital (SSH) celebrates its five-year anniversary partnering with North Shore-LIJ’s Neurosciences program. Read the press release here.
 
January 2013
Staten Island University Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Read the press release here.
 
Glen Cove Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health Systemreceives the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
 
December 2012
North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute physicians are named as recipients of the 2012 Patients’ Choice Awards.
 
The Cushing Neuroscience Institute's (CNI) Stroke Center at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center is awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Click here for the press release.
 
Dr. Michael Schulder, vice chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and director of the Brain Tumor Center at Cushing Neuroscience Institute, speaks as a visiting professor at the University of Thessaly’s School of Health Sciences in Larissa, Greece.
 
November 2012
Dr. Mark Eisenberg, director of the Skull Base Center at Cushing Neuroscience Institute, is the first neurosurgeon on Long Island to use the Visionsense VSII three-dimensional (3D) endoscope camera system for pituitary tumor removal. Click here to view Dr. Eisenberg's segment with Max Gomez of WCBS2 News.
 
Dr. Andrew Feigin is appointed Professor of Neurology and Molecular Medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
 
October 2012
Drs. David Chalif and Michael Schulder are honored at the Second Annual Run For Rob, benefitting Voices Against Brain Cancer. Click here for the press release.
 
North Shore University Hospital opens a state-of-the-art video electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring unit, managed by staff of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center.
 
The Brain Aneurysm Center at Cushing Neuroscience Institute, along with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, hosts Long Island’s Fourth Annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness Walk at Jones Beach State Park and raises $60,000 for research.

September 2012
Department of Neurosurgery residents Sal Zavarella, DO and Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO, receive the “Annual Neurosurgery Resident Paper Award" from the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). Of the many submissions received, the ACOS recognized only the top three resident papers. Click here for the press release.
 
Cushing Neuroscience Institute receives the Web Marketing Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Web Development for its website, neurocni.com.
 
August 2012
The leaders of North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) Neurocritical Care Center team, were recognized for their dedication and diligent work in this year’s enrollment in the CLEAR III clinical trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). David LeDoux, MD, director of neurocritical care at NSUH and principal investigator of the NSUH-based CLEAR III clinical trial, and Oleg Rivkin RPA-C, supervising physician assistant and the study’s coordinator, are working in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the primary sponsor for the study. For the full press release, click here.
 
 
July 2012
North Shore University Hospital ranked among the nation’s Top 50 for Neurology and Neurosurgery in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2012-2013 ranking. Click here to read the press release.
 
Dr. Salvatore Insinga, chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at North Shore-LIJ's Southside Hospital throws the first pitch at the Long Island Ducks Health Fair, sponsored by Southside Hospital. 
 
Long Island Jewish Medical Center becomes the leading recruitment center in the United States for the NIH-sponsored ARUBA trial.
 
July 2012
The First Annual Big Daddy Golf Classic is held at Oheka Castle on Long Island to raise funds for Cushing Neuroscience Institute's Brain Aneurysm Center.
 
May 2012
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center at Cushing Neuroscience Institute becomes the first center on Long Island to offer Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT), a new MRI-guided thermal imaging and laser technology used to treat certain types of seizures.  Click here for the press release.
 
April 2012
The Stroke Center at North Shore University Hospital offers a new device which restores blood flow in patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke. Click here to read the press release.
 
Cushing Neuroscience Institute's Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center becomes the first center on Long Island to offer the newest device for stimulation of the vagus nerve, which may aid seizure control.
 
March 2012
Cushing Neuroscience Institute launches the Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center specializing in the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of this rare birth defect. Read the press release here.
 
February 2012
Dr. Harold L. Rekate, director of The Chiari Institute at North Shore-LIJ Health System, has been appointed to the advisory board of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a medical expert for the Visual Impairment Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) program.

North Shore-LIJ Health System opens Great Neck facility which offers expertise in orthopedics, neuroscience and imaging. Read the press release here.
 
January 2012
Cushing Neuroscience Institute physicians named in 2012 online directory of Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors®. 
 
December 2011
Dr. Robert Duarte is chosen as a board member of the New York State Pain Society.
 
December 2011
Dr. Gregory Kapinos is board certified in the subspecialty of Neurocritical Care by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.
 
October, 2011
Dr. Harold L. Rekate, Director, The Chiari Institute and Hypothlamic Hamartoma Center, is appointed to the Visual Impairment Intracranial Pressure advisory board (VIIP) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study the causes of of visual impairment in astronauts after prolonged space flight.
 
May 2011
Dr. Michael Schulder is elected to membership in the Society of Neurological Surgeons the oldest neurosurgical society in the world, where he joins two other members of the Cushing Neuroscience Institute faculty, Dr. Richard Winn and Dr. Raj Narayan. This organization is restricted to certain academic neurosurgeons as determined by the membership.
 
April 8, 2011
 
April 1, 2011
Dr. David Eidelberg  is awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the structure-function relationships of brain networks in dystonia.
 
April, 2011
Dr. Harold L. Rekate, Director, The Chiari Institute and Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center, is designated as Founder, International Hydrocephalus Imaging Working Group (IHIWG). The IHIWG is a group of internationally recognized neuroscientists, neuroradiologists, engineers and physicists working to apply new magnetic resonance technology to the study of hydrocephalus.
 
February 3, 2011
Ten North Shore-LIJ Hospitals earn Achievement Awards for Stroke Care.
 
December 1, 2010
 
November 19, 2010
Ashesh Mehta, MD, PhD receives the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island’s 2010 Professional Leadership.
 
October 15, 2010
 
April 13, 2010
Dr. David Eidelberg  receives the prestigious Movement Disorders Research Award from the American Academy of Neurology.
 
September 30, 2010
The Feinstein Institute is endowed as a Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The Center is led by Dr. David Eidelberg.

 

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Continuing education

2014 America's Top Doctors®

CNI Physicians Named in 2014 Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors.

Winners of the 2011 Patients' Choice Awards

2013 Patients' Choice Awards

Cushing Neuroscience Institute Physicians Named as Recipients of the 2013 Patients’ Choice Awards!

3D Endoscope

CNI neurosurgeon first on Long Island to use 3-D endoscope for pituitary tumor removal.

CLEAR III Clinical Trials

CLEAR III Clinical Trials

Leadership of CNI's Neurocritical Care Center recognized for their efforts in CLEAR III clinical trials studying brain injury prevention and outcome. Click on the image above for more information.

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