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See the specialists who treat such conditions as brain aneurysm, brain tumor, and other related neurosurgical disorders.

Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center Physicians

Harold L. Rekate, MD, FACS, FAAP Harold L. Rekate, MD, FACS, FAAP
Director, Chiari Institute
Director, Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center
Professor, Neurosurgery
Great Neck Office: (516) 570-4400
Steven Schneider, MD, FACS, FAAP

Steven J. Schneider, MD, FACS, FAAP
Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgical Services
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
New Hyde Park Office: (516) 354-3401


Cynthia L. Harden, MD

Cynthia L. Harden, MD
Chief, Division of Epilepsy and Electroencephalography
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center
Professor, Neurology
Great Neck Office: (516) 325-7060 

Jonathan Knisely, MD Jonathan Knisely, MD
Chief and Co-Director for Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
Radiation Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
Associate Professor, Radiation Medicine
Manhasset Office: (516) 470-7190
Josiane M. LaJoie, MD Josiane M. LaJoie, MD
Chief, Pediatric Epilepsy
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Assistant Professor, Neurology
New Hyde Park Office: (516) 465-5255
Ashesh Mehta, MD, PhD

Ashesh Mehta, MD, PhD
Director, Neurosurgery, Glen Cove Hospital
Director, Epilepsy Surgery
Assistant Investigator, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Glen Cove Office: (516) 674-1812
Great Neck Office: (516) 325-7061


Sarah Schaffer, PhD, ABPP-cn Sarah Schaffer, PhD, ABPP-cn
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Great Neck Office: (516) 325-7000


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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!

Best Doctors 2013

2013 Best Doctors in America® List.

Neurosurgeons and Neurologists from North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute Make the List