Meet your doctor

John Andrew Boockvar, MD

Specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

Professional titles

  • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • English

Affiliations


Professional biography

Dr. Boockvar is Director of the Brain Tumor Center, and the Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center of the Division of Neurological Surgery and the New York Head and Neck Institute at Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals. Dr. Boockvar is a Professor of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Hofstra-North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Boockvar is an Investigator at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research where he directs the Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology and Therapy.

Dr. Boockvar is internationally known for his surgical expertise and for providing patients with safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment for brain tumors, skull base disorders, and disorders of the spine. Dr. Boockvar's surgical expertise is in benign and malignant brain tumors, skull base and endoscopic pituitary surgery, spinal and peripheral nerve tumors, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and complex spinal disorders. Dr. Boockvar has been recognized for his novel research in brain tumors and stem cell biology. Dr. Boockvar has been named to the lists of New York's Top Docs, Best Doctors in New York, America's Top Surgeons, America's Best Doctors, and America's Best Doctors for Cancer. His research has been widely published and he has received numerous national awards including the Eric Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award from Voices Against Brain Cancer for his compassionate work in treating patients with brain cancer. Dr. Boockvar has been repeatedly featured on CNN, ABC, CNBC, CBS, and Fox News Channel, and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show as well as in the New York Times, New York Daily News, and Crain's Business Journal among others. Dr. Boockvar was a featured neurosurgeon on the ABC hit show NY MED. In 2015, Dr. Boockvar was again named to the New York super doctors list and he was one of only two neurosurgeons in the nation to be featured in the documentary "Surviving Terminal Cancer". Most recently, Dr. Boockvar was featured on NBC's Today Show for solving a patient's medical mystery. Dr. Boockvar is also an honorary surgeon of the NYPD.

Dr. Boockvar received a B.A from the University of Pennsylvania. Like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather before him, Dr. Boockvar received an M.D. from SUNY Brooklyn-Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Boockvar graduated summa cum laude with Distinction in Research and was medical school class valedictorian. Dr. Boockvar did his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Boockvar did his NIH-supported post-doctoral research training in Neuro-oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.

Practice Locations

Hospital affiliations

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

Professional titles & education information

  • Academic Titles
    • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Board certifications
    • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Medical school
    • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Internships
    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residencies
    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance providers/plans accepted

  • Aetna Health Insurance
    • Aetna Choice POS
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Health Network Only
    • Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna Limited Benefits Insurance Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO) Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Voluntary Group Medical Plan (indemnity plan)
    • Elect Choice
    • HMO
    • Managed Choice POS
    • Open Access Aetna Select
    • Open Choice PPO
    • Quality Point-of-Service (QPOS)
    • Signature Administrator's Plan
    • Traditional Choice
  • 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
    • GHI EPO/PPO HSA
    • 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
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Child Health Plus
    • Direct HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO/POS
    • Direct POS
    • DirectShare
    • Empire Prism EPO
    • Empire Prism PPO
    • Empire Total Blue
    • EPO
    • Healthy New York
    • HMO
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlueSMSmartValue Plus
    • PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Exchange)
    • Bronze Direct Access
    • Bronze Guided Access
    • Core Direct Access
    • Core Guided Access
    • Essential Direct Access
    • Essential Guided Access
    • Gold Direct Access
    • Gold Guided Access
    • Platinum Direct Access
    • Platinum Guided Access
    • Preferred Direct Access
    • Preferred Guided Access
    • Premier Guided Access
    • Premiere Direct Access
    • Silver Direct Access
    • Silver Guided Access
  • Fidelis Care
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • Fidelis Dual Advantage
    • Fidelis Dual Advantage Flex
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage $0 Premium HMO Plan
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage Flex Plan HMO-POS
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage Without RX HMO-POS Plan
    • Medicaid
  • Fidelis Care (Exchange)
    • NY State of Health (Exchange)
  • Healthfirst
    • Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan HMO
    • Healthfirst AssuredCare HMO SNP
    • Healthfirst CompleteCare HMO SNP
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan HMO
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan HMO
    • Healthfirst Life Improvement Plan HMO SNP
    • Medicaid
  • HealthSmart
    • World Trade Center Program only
  • Liberty Health Advantage
    • Dual Power HMO SNP
    • Preferred Choice HMO
  • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare Access
    • MagnaCare Backstretch Employee Services Team (B.E.S.T.)
    • MagnaCare Client List ASO/PPO
    • MagnaCare National Access
    • MagnaCare Perferred PPO
    • MagnaCare Standard PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • MultiPlan Inc.
    • BeechStreet
    • MultiPlan
    • PHCS
  • New York State Medicaid
    • New York State Medicaid
  • Oscar Health Insurance
    • Bronze Edge Plan
    • Bronze Edge+ Plan
    • Bronze Plan
    • Gold Edge Plan
    • Gold Plan
    • Platinum Edge Plan
    • Platinum Plan
    • Secure/Catastrophic Plan
    • Silver Edge Plan
    • Silver Edge+ Plan
    • Silver Plan
  • The Empire Plan
    • NYSHIP
  • UnitedHealthcare
    • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
    • Health Savings Account (HSA)
    • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Choice
    • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Choice Essential
    • UnitedHealthcare Catalyst
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare North Shore-LIJ Advantage
    • UnitedHealthcare North Shore-LIJ Advantage Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Catastrophic HMO
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 73AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child 73AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 6.15.30 94AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 6.15.30 Child 94AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 9.20.40 87AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 9.20.40 Child 87AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare Options Non-Differential PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare (Community Plan)
    • Family Health Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare (Exchange)
    • UnitedHealthcare Bronze Compass $3,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Catastrophic Compass $6,600
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $1,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $600
    • UnitedHealthcare Platinum Compass
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $2,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $250
  • UnitedHealthcare (Oxford)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential H
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan 2i
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan i
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic H
    • AARP Medicare Complete Plan I
    • Exchange
    • Freedom Plan
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • LibertySM
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford Bronze NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Gold NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard PPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard PPO
    • Primary AdvantageSM