Below is a list of Sections within the Department of Neurosurgery.
Information about each may be obtained by visiting the Section's page.

To initiate a neurosurgery transfer,please call (800) 597-5970


Neurovascular Surgery / Neuroendovascular 

Treatment of Vascular Disorders, including Brain Aneurysm, Stroke, Moyamoya, AVMs, Carotid Disease and Vertebrobasilar Disease.
Neurovascular: Dr. F. Charbel,  Dr. S. Amin-Hanjani, Dr. A. Alaraj
Neuroendovascular: Dr. V. Aletich,  Dr. A. Alaraj, Dr. S. Sinha Roy, Dr. Q. Bashir,  Dr. R. Lichtenbaum

Skull Base

Pituitary Adenomas, Acoustic Neuromas, Meningiomas, Chordomas, Glomus Tumors, Esthesioneuroblastomas, Nasopharyngeal Carcinomas, Juvenile Angiofibromas, Salivary Gland Tumors, Congenital/Acquired Skull Base Defects, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, Skull Base Vascular Malformations
Surgeon: Dr. Charbel,


Craniotomy for brain tumor removal, Minimally-invasive surgery, Skull base surgery, Preoperative embolization of tumors, Radiosurgery: Gamma Knife and Cyberknife, Surgery for pituitary tumors, High resolution and functional MRI, Awake surgery with brain mapping, Interstitial therapy, Chemotherapy, Treatment of seizure disorders, Fractionated radiation therapy, Physical Therapy / OT / Speech Therapy, Clinical trials
Surgeon: Dr. H. Engelhard, Dr. F. Charbel, Dr. K. Slavin, Dr. S. Amin-Hanjani

Neuro-Critical Care

The busy Neuro-critical care service is run in collaboration with the Neurology Intensive Care/Stroke section and includes management of a fully functional 22-bed Neuro-ICU.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Congenital anomalies including neural tube defects and tethered cord are treated, as well as management of hydrocephalic disorders and a specialty practice in surgical treatment of craniofacial abnormalities.
Surgeons: Dr. Y. Hahn,  Dr. D. Nikas

Peripheral Nerve/Reconstruction

The Reconstructive and Peripheral Nerve Section manages a variety of peripheral nerve injuries and tumor. Surgical treatments are aided by intraoperative electrophysiologic monitoring.
Surgeon: Dr. K. Slavin, Dr. S. Neckrysh


The full range of degenerative and traumatic spine conditions are managed by the Spine Section, in addition to spinal cord tumors. Complex spine surgery and instrumentation, as well as minimally invasive techniques are employed.
Surgeons: Dr. S. Neckrysh, Dr. H. Engelhard,  Dr. K. Slavin

Stereotactic and Functional Disorders

Movement disorders including Parkinson’s, pain syndromes, and spasticity are among the disorders routinely treated by the active Stereotactic and Functional section. Epilepsy surgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery are also performed.
Surgeon: Dr. K. Slavin


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