Meet the Neurosurgeons

Team Leader

Emad N. Eskandar, MD, MBA, Chair of Neurological Surgery; Director of Epilepsy and Facial Pain Centers, Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor, Epilepsy, Meningioma, Parkinson Disease, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Emad N. Eskandar, MD, MBA

Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor, Epilepsy, Meningioma, Parkinson Disease, Trigeminal Neuralgia
Title: Chair of Neurological Surgery; Director of Epilepsy and Facial Pain Centers
Medical Education:University of Southern California

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Physicians

Ira R. Abbott, MD, Director of Surgical Neuro- Oncology, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics - Neurological Surgery, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Moyamoya, Pediatric Brain Tumor, Spasticity

Ira R. Abbott, MD

Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics - Neurological Surgery, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Moyamoya, Pediatric Brain Tumor, Spasticity
Title: Director of Surgical Neuro- Oncology, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
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Vijay  Agarwal, MD, Director of Montefiore Skull-Base Tumor Center, Neurological Surgery, Acoustic Schwannoma, Meningioma, Pituitary Adenoma, Primary Brain Tumor, Skull Base Tumor

Vijay Agarwal, MD

Neurological Surgery, Acoustic Schwannoma, Meningioma, Pituitary Adenoma, Primary Brain Tumor, Skull Base Tumor
Title: Director of Montefiore Skull-Base Tumor Center
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David J. Altschul, MD, Director of Neurovascular Surgery, Co-Director Montefiore Comprehensive Stroke Center, Neurological Surgery, Arterio-venous Malformation, Brain Aneurysm, Stroke

David J. Altschul, MD

Neurological Surgery, Arterio-venous Malformation, Brain Aneurysm, Stroke
Title: Director of Neurovascular Surgery, Co-Director Montefiore Comprehensive Stroke Center
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Nrupen Y. Baxi, MD, Director of Movement Disorders Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Chronic Pain, Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Parkinson Disease, Spinal Cord Stimulator , Spine Disease

Nrupen Y. Baxi, MD

Neurological Surgery, Chronic Pain, Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Parkinson Disease, Spinal Cord Stimulator , Spine Disease
Title: Director of Movement Disorders Surgery
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Eugene S. Flamm, MD, Past Chairman of Neurosurgery, Neurological Surgery, Arterio-venous Malformation, Benign Brain Tumor, Brain Aneurysm, Chiari Malformation, Meningioma

Eugene S. Flamm, MD

Neurological Surgery, Arterio-venous Malformation, Benign Brain Tumor, Brain Aneurysm, Chiari Malformation, Meningioma
Title: Past Chairman of Neurosurgery
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James T. Goodrich, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics - Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Hydrocephalus, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Tethered Spinal Cord

James T. Goodrich, MD, PhD

Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics - Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Hydrocephalus, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Tethered Spinal Cord
Title: Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
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Neil  Haranhalli, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery

Neil Haranhalli, MD

Neurological Surgery
Title: Assistant Professor
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Merritt D. Kinon, MD, Director, Spinal Education, Neurological Surgery, Degenerative Spine, Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Stimulator , Spinal Tumors, Spine Disease, Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Merritt D. Kinon, MD

Neurological Surgery, Degenerative Spine, Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Stimulator , Spinal Tumors, Spine Disease, Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Title: Director, Spinal Education
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Patrick A. Lasala, MD, Vice Chair of Neurosurgery, Neurological Surgery, Acoustic Schwannoma, Astrocytoma, Brain Tumor, Epilepsy, Glioblastoma, Meningioma, Neuro-oncology, Oligodendroglioma

Patrick A. Lasala, MD

Neurological Surgery, Acoustic Schwannoma, Astrocytoma, Brain Tumor, Epilepsy, Glioblastoma, Meningioma, Neuro-oncology, Oligodendroglioma
Title: Vice Chair of Neurosurgery
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Vijay  Yanamadala, MD, Director, Center for Surgical Optimization, Neurological Surgery

Vijay Yanamadala, MD

Neurological Surgery
Title: Director, Center for Surgical Optimization
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Reza  Yassari, MD, Chief, Division of Spinal Neurosurgery; Director, Neurosurgery Residency, Neurological Surgery, Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Tumors, Spine Disease

Reza Yassari, MD

Neurological Surgery, Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Tumors, Spine Disease
Title: Chief, Division of Spinal Neurosurgery; Director, Neurosurgery Residency
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