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David Jonathan Langer, MD


  • Neurological Surgery

Professional titles

  • Director of Service - Neurosurgery Service of Surgery - Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

Professional biography

Dr. David Langer is Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. In 2013 Dr. Langer was recruited to Lenox Hill Hospital as Director of Neurosurgery to begin to build on a vision of not only an outstanding clinical entity in the Neurosciences but to create an entirely new environment for patients and their families. Dr. Langer is a third generation medical doctor and attended the University of Pennsylvania and its medical school. He completed his neurosurgical residency there and joined his chairman, Eugene S. Flamm MD, when he left Penn to embark on the establishment of a new neurosurgical institute in New York City in 1998. He remained in New York City until 2010 when he joined North Shore-LIJ and Dr. Raj Narayan's new academic neurosurgery department in 2010 after completing a neuroendovascular fellowship at SUNY/Buffalo.

Dr. Langer has focused the majority of his clinical and academic attention to diseases of the brain vessels and is an internationally recognized expert in cerebral revascularization and cerebral aneurysms. He additionally is recognized as a thought leader and expert in the uses of consumer information technology in the medical space and has lectured on the design and implementation of these technologies.

Dr. Langer has published on and spoken both nationally and internationally on vascular disorders such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain and is one of the few remaining expert cerebral bypass surgeons in the country. In 2011, Dr. Langer established the Moyamoya Center of New York and embarked on the development of a project focused upon the use of social networking technology and video to enhance the patient experience and improve the medical record. This project has grown into Cirrus Health which continues to disrupt the status quo in patient communication and the current electronic medical record.

Dr. Langer has received a number of awards during his training and career including being a "Top Doctor" and New York Magazine "Best Doctor." He is currently a peer reviewer for the journals Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery and AANS/Neurosurgeon and is on the medical advisory boards of Box Inc. and Cisco Systems. He is an active member of the AANS and the CNS. Dr. Langer has appeared on CNN, FOX, ABC and CBS as well as the Dr. Oz Show. He has also been frequently quoted in the New York Times and numerous other print news sources.

Practice Locations

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital

Professional titles & education information

  • Administrative titles
    • Director of Service - Neurosurgery Service of Surgery - Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Board certifications
    • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Medical school
    • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residencies
    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Hospital
    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowships
    • Beth Israel Medical Center-Herbert/Neil Singer Div
    • Beth Israel Medical Center - M/C Petrie Division
    • Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital - Kaleida

Insurance providers/plans accepted

  • CareConnect Health Plan
    • CareConnect Bronze
    • CareConnect Bronze H S A 70%
    • CareConnect Catastrophic
    • CareConnect Gold
    • CareConnect Large EPO
    • CareConnect Platinum
    • CareConnect Silver
    • CareConnect Silver Cost Share
    • CareConnect Tradional Gold 20/40
  • EmblemHealth (Exchange)
    • Select Care Basic HMO
    • Select Care Bronze D HMO
    • Select Care Bronze HMO
    • Select Care Gold D HMO
    • Select Care Gold HMO
    • Select Care HD 6300 Bronze
    • Select Care Healthy NY HMO Gold
    • Select Care HMO 35/55 Silver
    • Select Care HMO 40/60 Gold
    • Select Care Platinum D HMO
    • Select Care Platinum HMO
    • Select Care Platinum POS
    • Select Care Silver D HMO
    • Select Care Silver HMO
  • EmblemHealth (GHI)
    • ConsumerDirect EPO
    • GHI Alliance 365 Day Hospital
    • GHI Alliance Value Plan
    • GHI Brooklyn Healthworks Max
    • GHI Brooklyn Healthworks Total
    • GHI City of NY Health Benefits Program
    • GHI EPO/PPO Share
    • GHI Flex Select/EPO Hospital Benefits PPO
    • GHI Medicare Choice PPO
    • GHI Medicare Dual Eligile (PPO SNP)
    • GHI Network Access PPO
    • GHI Small Business Advantage Plan
    • HMO Plans
    • InBalance EPO
    • Medicare Group Access (PPO)
  • EmblemHealth (HIP)
    • EmblemHealth CompreHealth EPO
    • EmblemHealth CompreHealth HMO
    • EmblemHealth EPO/PPO
    • Family Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus R
    • HIP Access I & II Plans (VYTRA HMO)
    • HIP Choice Plus Direct Pay POS
    • HIP Classic Network HMO
    • HIP HMO Direct Pay
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicaid R
    • HIP PPO Self
    • HIP Premium Network EPO/PPO
    • HIP Premium Network HMO/POS
    • HIP Prime Child Health Plus HIP KID
    • HIP Prime Network EPO/PPO
    • HIP Prime Network HMO/POS
    • HIP Select EPO Plans
    • HIP Select PPO Plans
    • HIP SmartStart Network for EPO
    • HIP VIP Essential HMO
    • HIP VIP Medicare Access
    • HIP VIP Medicare Advantage
    • Medicare Dual Eligile (PPO SNP)
    • Medicare VIP Essential (HMO)
    • Medicare VIP Premier (HMO) Group
    • Vytra / HIP HMO Access I & II Plans
    • Vytra / HMO
    • Vytra / SmartStart
  • HealthSmart
    • World Trade Center Program only
  • Liberty Health Advantage
    • Dual Power HMO SNP
    • Preferred Choice HMO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • New York State Medicaid
    • New York State Medicaid
  • NY Hotel Trades Council
    • NY Hotel Trades Council