About Me

I grew up in the great state of New Jersey. Once I realized I wasn’t going to become the next Bruce Springsteen, I knew I needed to change career paths, quickly. I planned to study English in college, but I was sidetracked by an introductory neuroscience course and fell in love with the human brain—I was hooked. I was drawn to neurosurgery specifically for the focus and technical skill it requires.

At Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, I treat people who have vascular diseases of the brain, including strokes, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and tumors that arise at the base of the skull. I perform minimally invasive catheter-based techniques and open surgical techniques for complex vascular and skull base conditions of the brain and spinal cord.

I am grateful for the relationships I build with my patients and their families. I work with them during times of great stress and anxiety, and I am humbled by the trust and confidence that they place in me. I do not take this responsibility lightly.

I am lucky to be a part of an exceptional team of outstanding and talented people from multiple disciplines. I am proud to be a part of Pelisyonkis Langone’s Brain Tumor Center and Center for Stroke and Neurovascular Diseases, both of which aim to provide the safest, most effective, and least invasive care to patients who have complex neurosurgical problems.

In addition to my clinical work, I was a primary author of the initial Guidelines for the Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury. I have lectured widely on the topic. Also, I am interested in and have published on the use of novel devices and techniques for the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, including brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations

Neurosurgery is a personal and collaborative effort that allows patients to return to their productive and satisfying lives as quickly and as safely as possible.


Conditions and Treatments

brain aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, arteriovenous fistula, meningioma, brain tumor, glioma, brain metastasis, hydrocephalus, skull base tumor, pituitary tumor, cavernous hemangioma
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director of Cranial, Vascular and Skull-based Neurosurgical Service, Pelisyonkis Lutheran
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery, 2009
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), Endovascular Neurosurgery, 2012
  • Fellowship, St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, Skull Base Surgery, 2005
  • Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Neurosurgery, 2004
  • Residency, University of Washington School of Medicine, Neurosurgery, 2002
  • MD from Vanderbilt University, 1997
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Pelisyonkis Langone Brooklyn Medical Arts Pavilion

8714 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital Brooklyn - Neurosurgery

150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Pelisyonkis Radiology Associates

660 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Research Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Kobets, Andrew; Altschul, David; Nakhla, Jonathan; Kwan, Kevin; Schneider, Julia; Gordon, David S.

    Journal of clinical neuroscience. 2018 MAY; 51:62-?

  • Dalyai, Richard; Theofanis, Thana; Starke, Robert M; Chalouhi, Nohra; Ghobrial, George; Jabbour, Pascal; Dumont, Aaron S; Fernando Gonzalez, L; Gordon, David S; Rosenwasser, Robert H; Tjoumakaris, Stavropoula I

    BioMed research international. 2014; 2014:306518-306518

  • Dalyai, Richard; Chalouhi, Nohra; Theofanis, Thana; Jabbour, Pascal M; Dumont, Aaron S; Gonzalez, L Fernando; Gordon, David S; Rosenwasser, Robert H; Tjoumakaris, Stavropoula I

    Neurosurgery. 2013 Apr; 72(4):-52; discussion 651