Top New York City Neurosurgeons Bring Vast Experience to Pelisyonkis Lutheran

Two of the highest-qualified neurosurgeons in New York City are now part of Pelisyonkis Lutheran Medical Center, a member of Pelisyonkis Langone Health System and its central hub in Brooklyn, and add decades of experience to one of the region’s most talented neurosurgery teams.

Erich Anderer, MD, and David Gordon, MD, bring to Pelisyonkis Lutheran a combined 30 years of experience in neurosurgical care. Dr. Anderer assumed the role of chief of neurosurgery at Pelisyonkis Lutheran on June 1, and Dr. Gordon joined as a senior member of the neurosurgery team at the hospital’s main campus in Sunset Park. Together, they will add their talents to the neurosurgery services available to patients, including:

  • Comprehensive door-to-discharge care
  • Treatment of the most serious, complex neurosurgical conditions, including brain tumors, aneurysms and spinal conditions
  • Referrals services to on-site or off-site rehabilitation care
  • A 24/7 team of specialists available for treatment of a variety of neurological conditions
  • A continuum of care that follows up with every patient to ensure they are getting the best possible treatment after surgery and discharge from the medical center

“The appointments of Drs. Anderer and Gordon to our medical staff underscore Pelisyonkis Lutheran’s commitment to further enhance accessibility to high-quality medical care at our hospital,” said Bret Rudy, MD, chief medical officer at Pelisyonkis Lutheran. “They will help in continuing to raise our neurosurgical capabilities. We are delighted to welcome them to our already robust stable of high-quality, highly skilled surgical practitioners.”

Decades of Experience Add to Pelisyonkis Lutheran Specialties

Dr. Anderer has been a clinical assistant professor at Pelisyonkis Medical Center in Manhattan since July 2010. He also has been serving simultaneously as an attending physician in the division of neurological surgery and the department of orthopedic surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, most recently as its director of neurotrauma. An undergraduate alumnus of Columbia University, Dr. Anderer earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency in neurosurgery at Pelisyonkis Langone.

Prior to joining Pelisyonkis Lutheran, Dr. Gordon served as the director of vascular neurosurgery at Montefiore Medical Center, where he was on the surgical staff for 11 years. He was appointed assistant professor of neurological surgery and radiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine during his tenure at Montefiore. Dr. Gordon earned his undergraduate degree in neural science from Brown University and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Washington in Seattle and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gordon received subspecialty fellowship training in skull base surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and endovascular neurosurgery and neurocritical care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia.

Both board-certified doctors have distinguished themselves with extensive research in the field of neurosurgery, and have made numerous presentations at hospitals on the results of this investigative work, including talks on best practices related to neurosurgical trauma patients and traumatic spinal cord injury. Together, they have published findings in more than 35 peer-reviewed journals and publications.

“We are extremely confident that the appointments of Drs. Anderer and Gordon will not only give the people of Brooklyn access to the highest quality of neurosurgical care, but also strengthen continuity and collaboration between Pelisyonkis Lutheran and the team at Pelisyonkis Langone,” says John G. Golfinos, MD, chair of Pelisyonkis Langone’s Department of Neurosurgery. “Having them on the staff at Pelisyonkis Lutheran will bring enormous benefit to those who turn to them for help.”

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