Welcome to the Roosevelt Hospital Neurosurgery Department
Message from the Chairman
At Roosevelt Hospital, we are specialized in the various neurosurgical subspecialties, including pediatric neurosurgery, adult spinal surgery and adult cranial/brain surgery. Our goal is to offer each patient the highest quality care from experienced physicians who specialize in the treatment of a specific neurosurgical condition. Our long-standing relationship with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons combined with the world-renowned experts in vascular lesions and ear, nose and throat surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center allows us to create highly specialized surgical teams to treat the unique needs of each patient and to ensure the best possible outcome.
Our patient-centered approach to care, our expert neurosurgical teams, highly skilled support staff, and advanced technology and surgical techniques set us apart from other New York City neurosurgical departments.
Robert R. Goodman, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Our Department in the News
CBS, 12/21/12: Dr. Robert R. Goodman, Chair of Neurosurgery at the Continuum Hospitals of New York, and Dr. Walter Choi explain sterotactic radiosurgery treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.
The Lancet Neurology, 1/11/12: Dr. Robert R. Goodman, Chair of Neurosurgery at the Continuum Hospitals of New York, co-authored a research article that showed "nearly a threefold increase in periods of effective symptom control" in patients who received deep brain stimulation compared to those who did not.
The Times of Trenton, 10/29/11: A New Jersey teen who suffered from uncontrollable seizures underwent brain surgery with Dr. Robert Goodman to improve his quality of life.
The New York Times, 10/24/11: Mariusz Kwiecien, a Polish opera singer playing the lead role in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Metropolitan Opera, was operated on by Dr. George DiGiacinto, Vice Chair of Neurosurgery at Roosevelt Hospital, to correct a herniated disk. The signer didn't miss a beat and performed just two weeks after surgery.
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