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Our Physicians

Faculty of Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Leadership

  • Raj K. Narayan, MD, FACS

    Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
    Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
    Senior Vice President and Executive Director
    Cushing Neuroscience Institute


     

  • Ronald Kanner, MD, FAAN, FACP

    Chair, Neurology
    North Shore University Hospital and
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Professor of Neurology
    Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

All Physicians

  • Adetoun Abisogun, MD

    Attending Epileptologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Andrew R. Adesman, MD

    Chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s
    Medical Center of New York

  • Bhupinder S. Anand, MD

    Director, Video EEG/Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
    Southside Hospital

  • Rohan Arora, MD

    Attending Neurologist
    Vascular Neurologist
    North Shore University Hospital 
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
     

  • Karen S. Black, MD

    Chief, Division of Neuroradiology
    Assistant Professor of Radiology
    Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

  • Karen Blitz, DO

    Director, Neurorehabilitation
    Glen Cove Hospital
    Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
    Facilitator, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Paolo Bolognese, MD

    Associate Director, The Chiari Institute
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • John A. Boockvar, MD

    Director, Brain Tumor Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, (MEETH), Director, Center for Pituitary
    Surgery, New York Head and Neck Institute, Director, Acoustic
    Neuroma Program, New York Head and Neck Institute
    Professor of Neurosurgery

  • David J. Chalif, MD, FACS

    Director, Neurovascular Neurosurgery
    North Shore University Hospital
    Co-Director, Brain Aneurysm Center
    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Li-Fen Chen, MD

    Board Certified Neurologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology 

  • Peter Costantino, MD, FACS

    Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Lenox Hill Hospital – Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital & The Department of Otolaryngology Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
    Executive Director & Senior Vice President, The New York Head & Neck Institute & The Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Service Line, North Shore-LIJ Health System
     

  • Amir R. Dehdashti, MD, FACS

    Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery Research
    North Shore University Hospital 
    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
     

  • Celine Rahman DeMatteo, MD

    Director, Neurosurgery Continuum Service
    North Shore University Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Alexis M. Demopoulos, MD

    Director, Neuro-Oncology
    Brain Tumor Center
    Assistant Professor, Neurology

  • Robert A. Duarte, MD

    Director, Pain Center
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • David Eidelberg, MD

    Director, Center for Neurosciences
    Director, Udall Center for Parkinson’s
    Disease Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
    Founding Director, Movement Disorders Center and Susan and Leonard Feinstein Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience 

  • Mark B. Eisenberg, MD

    Chief, Neurosurgery
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Director, Skull Base Center
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
     

  • Adam L. Evans, MD

    Attending Neuroradiologist

  • Zianka Fallil, MD

    Attending Epileptologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
     

  • Peter M. Farmer, MD

    Attending Pathologist
    Associate Professor of Pathology

  • Zipora Fefer, MD

    Pediatric Neurologist
    Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s
    Medical Center of New York

  • Andrew Feigin, MD

    Director, Experimental Therapeutics Unit
    Susan and Leonard Feinstein Center for Neurosciences
    Professor, Molecular Medicine and Neurology

  • Douglas K. Frank, MD, FACS

    Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Co-Director, The Center for Head and Neck Oncology
    North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Molecular Medicine
     

  • Shital Mayank Gandhi, MBBS

    Attending Radiologist

  • Maged M. Ghaly, MD

    Attending Physician

  • Lawrence R. Glassman, MD, FACS

    Chief, Thoracic Surgery , North Shore University Hospital and
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Assistant Professor of Surgery

  • Marc L. Gordon, MD, FAAN

    Chief, Neurology
    Zucker Hillside Hospital
    Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
     

  • Alyson H. Gutman, MD

    Developmental and Behavioral
    Pediatrician
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

  • Cynthia L. Harden, MD

    Chief, Division of Epilepsy and Electroencephalography
    Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center
    Professor of Neurology

  • Peter Hollis, MD, FACS

    Chief, Neurosurgery
    Franklin Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Ruee Huang, MD

    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician

  • Sean T. Hwang, MD

    Attending Neurologist, Epileptologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    EEG/Epilepsy Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Site Director
     
     

  • Salvatore Insinga, DO

    Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
    Director, Neurosurgical Spine
    Southside Hospital
    Director, Neurosurgery, Eastern Sector
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Gregory Kapinos, MD, MS

    Attending Neurointensivist
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Jeffrey M. Katz, MD

    Co-Director, Stroke Center
    Chief, Vascular Neurology
    Department of Neurology
    Director, Stroke Center and Stroke Unit
    Attending, Interventional Neuroradiology
    North Shore University Hospital
    Associate Professor of Neurology

  • Robert G. Kerr, MD, PhD, FRCPSC

    Attending Neurosurgeon
    Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

  • Jonathan P.S. Knisely, MD

    Chief and Co-Director for Radiosurgery and
    Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, Radiation Medicine
    North Shore University Hospital
    Associate Professor, Radiation Medicine

  • Roger W. Kula, MD, FAAN

    Medical Director, The Chiari Institute
    Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery

  • Josiane M. LaJoie, MD

    Chief, Pediatric Epilepsy
    Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
     

  • David J. Langer, MD

    Director, Neurosurgery
    Lenox Hill Hospital
    Director, Moyamoya Center
    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Ahmad Latefi, DO

    Attending Neurosurgeon
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • David LeDoux, MD

    Attending Neurointensivist
    North Shore University Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Danijela Levacic, MD

    Neuro-Oncologist
    North Shore University Hospital 
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
     

  • Mitchell E. Levine, MD

    Director, Spine Surgery
    Division of Neurosurgery
    Lenox Hill Hospital
    Director, Spine Center
    Cushing Neuroscience Institute
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
     

  • Jian Yi (Jim) Li, MD, PhD

    Director, Neuropathology
    Co-Director, Neuropathology
    Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine
    Associate Professor of Pathology

  • Richard Libman, MD, FRCP(C)

    Vice Chair, Neurology, Director, Stroke and Vascular Neurology
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Chief, Vascular Neurology
    North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Co-Director, Stroke Center
    Cushing Neuroscience Institute
    Professor of Neurology
     

  • Aviva Lubin, MD

    Associate Stroke Director
    Center for Stroke and Neuro-endovascular Surgery
    Lenox Hill Hospital
    Assistant Professor, Neurology
     

  • Paul J. Mattis, PhD, ABPP-cn

    Chief, Neuropsychology
    North Shore University Hospital
    Director of Neuropsychology Training
    Department of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center
     

  • Joseph Maytal, MD

    Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology
    Director, Neurophysiology Lab
    Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
    Professor of Clinical Neurology and Clinical Pediatrics

  • Ashesh Mehta, MD, PhD

    Director, Neurosurgery, Glen Cove Hospital
    Director, Epilepsy Surgery
    Assistant Investigator, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

  • David Meryash, MD

    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
    Fellowship Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics

  • Ruth L. Milanaik, DO

    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

  • Mark A. Mittler, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP

    Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Cohen Children's, Medical Center of New York; Director of Quality Assurance, Department of Neurosurgery, North Shore LIJ Health System; Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics

     

  • Tina Mathias Narayan, MD

    Consulting Pediatric Neurologist
    Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York

     

     
     
     

  • Mansoor Nasim, MD, PhD, FCAP

    Attending Pathologist
    Co-Director,
    Neuropathology Service Division

  • Martin Niethammer, MD, PhD

    Attending Neurologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Rafael Ortiz, MD

    Director, Neuro-Endovascular Surgery/Interventional Neuroradiology
    and Stroke
    Lenox Hill Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Radiology and Neurosurgery
     

  • M. Chris Overby, MD

    Director, Perioperative Services,
    North Shore University Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Helen Papaioannou, MD

    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
    Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York

  • Shalini Patcha, MD

    Attending Neurologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Chilvana Patel, MD

    Attending Neurologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
     

  • Allamprabhu S. Patil, MBBS, MD

    Attending Neurointensivist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Shaheda A. Quraishi, MD

    Attending Physiatrist
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Harold L. Rekate, MD, FACS, FAAP

    Director, The Chiari Institute
    Director, Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center
    Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Steven A. Rosen, MD, MBA

    Medical Director
    Cushing Neuroscience Institute
    Southside Hospital

  • Noah Rosen, MD, FAHS

    Director, Headache Center
    Associate Professor of Neurology

  • Daniel B. Rubin, MD, PhD

    Attending Neurologist/Hospitalist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Lyubov Rubin, MD

    Attending Neurologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Benjamin Eli Saltman, MD

    Division, Head and Neck Surgery
    Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

  • B. Todd Schaeffer, MD, FACS

    Associate Chair, Department of
    Otolaryngology and
    Communicative Disorders
    Clinical Assistant Professor of
    Otolaryngology

  • Sarah Schaffer, PhD, ABPP-cn

    Clinical Neuropsychologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Steven 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 of Neurosurgery

  • Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS

    Vice Chair/Residency Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Director, Brain Tumor Center, Cushing Neuroscience Institute, Co-Director, North Shore-LIJ Center for Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, Professor of Neurosurgery
     

  • Guy Schwartz, MD

    Attending Neurologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Avi Setton, MD

    Director, Interventional Neuroradiology
    North Shore University Hospital
    Co-Director, Brain Aneurysm Center
    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Musarat Shareeff, MD

    Chief, Neurology
    Director, Stroke
    Huntington Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Mark J. Shikowitz, MD, MBA, FACS

    Vice Chairman, Otolaryngology
    Professor of Otolaryngology

  • Beth M. Silverstein, DO

    Board Certified Neurologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology 

  • Robin Errol Smith, MD

    Attending Pediatric Neurologist
    Director, Pediatric Neurology Training Program
    Associate Professor of Neurology

  • Scott J. Stevens, MD

    Attending Neurologist, Epileptologist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Neurology Clerkship Director

  • Rose Marrie Yu Sy-kho, MD

    Attending Pediatric Neurologist
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology

  • Richard E. Temes, MD, MS

    Director, Center for Neurocritical Care  
    North Shore University Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Internal Medicine

  • Santo Primo Terranova, DO

    Attending Neurologist, Hospitalist
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Justin Michael Thomas, MD

    Attending Neurosurgeon
    Southside Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Jamie S. Ullman, MD, FACS

    Director, Neurotrauma
    North Shore University Hospital
    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
     

  • S. Murthy Vishnubhakat, MD

    Vice Chair, Neurology
    North Shore University Hospital
    Director, Neurophysiology Lab
    Director, Nerve Disorders Center
    Associate Professor of Neurology

  • Rona F. Woldenberg, MD

    Attending Neuroradiologist
    Assistant Dean for Admissions
    Associate Professor of Radiology
     

  • Paul Wright, MD

    Director, Clinical Performance Improvement, Neurosciences
    Assistant Professor of Neurology

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!

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