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Mark M. Souweidane, MD

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Mark M. Souweidane, MD has dedicated his career to the surgical treatment of children with brain and spinal disorders. His talents as a surgeon are paralleled by a caring attitude and time commitment to patients and their families. That the Weill Cornell Medical College is a recognized leader in Pediatric Neurosurgery is a direct result of his recruitment in 1995 and his ongoing devotion to contemporary surgical techniques and investigative endeavors. Specialized surgical skills have gained him international reputation for specific procedures, including removal of intraventricular brain tumors, management of pineal region tumors, treatment of congenital cysts, and surgery for Chiari malformation. In addition to the development of a world-class Pediatric Neurosurgery service, he has championed minimal access neurosurgery. His publications, clinical case volume, and practical courses continue to draw patients and practitioners that benefit from his endoscopic talents. His commitment to the education of future pediatric neurosurgeons is reflected in his participation on the Committee of Admissions for the medical college, his lectures to medical school students, his role as resident advisor, and resident mentoring at one of the country's premier training programs. Dr. Souweidane currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Director of Pediatric Neurological Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is an associate professor in Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics.

Komansky Center for Children's Health
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialties
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery (Board Certified)
Education And Training
1988 Wayne State University School of Medicine
Internship: 1989 University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency: 1994 New York University Medical Center
Fellowship: 1995 Hospital for Sick Children
Clinical Expertise
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Cariofacial Disorders
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
Pediatric Brain Tumors
Craniofacial Abnormalities
Tethered Cords
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Pediatric Seizures
Arnold Chiari Malformation
Spine Surgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
Colloid Cysts
Moya Moya Syndrome
Pineal Region Tumors
Endoscopic Neurosurgery
Second Opinion
Spinal Cord Tumors
Laser Surgery
Stereotactic Surgery
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange)]
Affinity [HMO]
Emblem Select Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Health First
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid, Medicare]
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, HMO, Medicare]


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Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Starr Building 651
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-2363
Fax: (212) 746-7729
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
1305 York Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 746-2363
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
156 William Street
New York, NY 10038

Phone: (212) 746-2363
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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