Center for Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Disorders
Lenox Hill Neurosurgery is the only hospital department in New York City to receive the 2018 Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award for superior outcomes in cranial neurosurgery. Additionally, Lenox Hill Hospital was only one of two hospitals in Manhattan to achieve an excellent 30-day survival and above average patient safety score in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the Best Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Our physicians work closely with endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, neuroradiologists, radiation oncologists and neuro-oncologists to provide minimally invasive, state-of-the-art care for our patients. Our team of physicians has years of experience in otolarynogology, endocrinology, neurosurgery and neurology and are recognized experts in the care of pituitary and neuroendocrine disorders.
We are an international referral center for patients with prolactinomas, acromegaly, Cushing's disease, Rathke's cleft cysts, craniopharyngiomas and other pituitary tumors, as well as hypothalamic tumors and meningiomas. We are located in one of the leading hospital centers for neurological care in New York City, and as a part of Northwell Health, we are part of the largest health system in New York state.
Our interdisciplinary team works collaboratively to create individualized care plans for all our patients. We meet weekly at our pituitary/neuroendocrine conference to discuss and optimize each patient's treatment plan to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Our areas of multidisciplinary expertise include:
Skull base tumors
Growth hormone deficiency
Our staff is dedicated to educating the next generation of medical professionals at our renowned medical school.
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Lenox Hill is the only hospital in NYC to receive the 2018 Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award.
Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery , Lenox Hill Hospital
Director, Brain Tumor and Pituitary/ Neuroendocrine Center , Lenox Hill Hospital, Investigator, Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology , Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Professor, Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery , Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
Vice President, Neurosurgery, Western Region, Northwell Health, Professor, Neurosurgery and Radiology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Chief, Neuro-Endovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology , Lenox Hill Hospital
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Neurosurgeon, Staten Island University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Head and Neck Services , Northwell Health
Executive Director, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
Vice President, Ophthalmology Services, Northwell Health, Interim Chair, Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital, Professor, Ophthalmology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Attending Neuro-ophthalmologist, Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
Director of Medicine - Endocrinology/Metabolism, Lenox Hill Hospital
Chief - Neuroradiology of Radiology, Lenox Hill Hospital
Sherese Fralin, MSN, FNP
Research Nurse Practictioner, Department of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
Tamika Wong, MPH
Clinical Research Manager, Department of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
Anupama Bedi, MS, PA-C
Supervising Physician Assistant, Department of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
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