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Brain & Spinal Tumors

Weill Cornell is an acknowledged leader in innovative surgical and non-surgical techniques that improve survival and preserve neurological function.

Our neurosurgeons specialize in high-risk complex procedures, including: intraoperative brain mapping and fMRI; stereotactic radiosurgery for precise delivery of highly focused radiation; and interventional neuroradiology, a relatively new specialty that combines advanced three-dimensional imaging techniques with endoscopic surgical procedures.

In addition to their clinical work, our neurosurgeons actively pursue new frontiers in research. Advancements include the successful isolation of stem cells from the human brain, both normal and brain tumor-derived, and a cure for one type of eye cancer using tiny catheters.


Medical Oncology:



525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (866) 426-7787

Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program

A multidisciplinary effort led by neurosurgeons from the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center and neurologists from the Division of Child Neurology at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health, the Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program creates personalized treatments for each patient, including advanced drug therapies for children with malignancies of the central nervous system and other novel approaches to treatment of pediatric tumors. They are committed to getting their young patients back to their normal childhoods — that means maximizing the impact of treatment while reducing potential risks so that the children can have an optimal prognosis for normal growth, sexual maturity, and cognitive performance.




Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program
1305 York Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 746-2363

Pediatric Neurology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 746-3278

Brain Metastases Clinic 

The Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have created a new Brain Metastases Clinic that provides comprehensive care to patients diagnosed with metastatic brain tumors and leptomeningeal disease. The clinic offers not only surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy for brain and spine metastases, but also provides access to holistic services that help treat the neurologic consequences of their disease. The multi-disciplinary team offers integrated care that helps promote a patient’s physical, psychological, and social well-being. The clinic includes nutritional counseling, clinical psychology services, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, pain management, and meditation training. Group seminars for patients and caregivers offer support and assistance with the emotional, logistical, and financial aspects of a metastatic cancer diagnosis.


Phone: 646-NYP-METS (646-697-6387)

Conditions we treat

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Atypical Teratoid/ Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT)
  • Chordroma
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
  • Glioblastoma Multiforma  
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytomas
  • Meningioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Neurofibromatosis (NF1 and NF2)
  • Ocular
  • Pineal Tumors
  • Spine