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Theodore H. Schwartz, MD

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Theodore H. Schwartz, MD, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. After completing his residency and chief residency in Neurosurgery at The Neurological Institute of NewYork at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz spent a year at Yale-New Haven Medical Center receiving advanced fellowship training. Dr. Schwartz specializes in the surgical treatment of brain tumors, pituitary tumors and epilepsy using the latest techniques in computer-guided surgical navigation, minamally invasive endoscopy and microsurgery. Dr. Schwartz was recently named David and Ursel Barnes Professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery, the first endowed professorship in the department. (See news item about the endowed position.) Dr. Schwartz has provided commentary for numerous television shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Larry King, in addition to national radio shows. His expertise has been sought through interviews, quoted and published, in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and Crain's New York Business; he is asked to lecture throughout the country and world. Dr. Schwartz has published many scholarly articles for the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Epilepsia, Clinical Neurosurgery the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Nature Medicine, NeuroImage and the Journal of Neuroscience. Dr. Schwartz has been named one of New York's Super Doctors, Best Doctors in New York Magazine, America's Top Surgeons, America's Best Doctors and America's Best Doctors for Cancer. He is the co-author of two books on endoscopic skull base surgery and endoscopic pituitary surgery.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialty
Neurological Surgery (Board Certified)
Education And Training
1993 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internship: 1994 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Residency: 1999 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: 2000 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Clinical Expertise
Cushing's Syndrome
Brain Stem Glioma
Glioblastoma Multiforme
Third Ventriculostomy
Chordoma Tumor
Endoscopic Neurosurgery
Second Opinion
Brain Cancer
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Spinal Cord Tumors
Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
Pituitary Diseases
Endoscopic Craniopharyngioma Surg
Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Anaplastic Astrocytoma
Pituitary Surgery
Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
Epilepsy Surgery
Stereotactic Neurosurgery
Skull Base Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Pituitary Tumor
Functional Brain Mapping
Brain Tumors
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
(General) [MCD]
Affinity [Weill Cornell POS]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, PPO]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource [PPO]


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

Phone: (212) 746-5620
Fax: (646) 962-0118
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
1305 York Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 746-5620
Fax: (646) 962-0118
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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