North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute Faculty Named In the 2014 Castle Connolly Top Doctors®

3/24/2014

Contact: Michelle Pipia-Stiles
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mpipiastil@nshs.edu


MANHASSET, NY

Fourteen faculty members from North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) have been named in the New York metro and national editions of the 2014 Castle Connolly Top Doctors®.  The list of physicians is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a Manhattan publisher of consumer guides to doctors across the country.  The physicians named in this prestigious list were selected after an extensive survey process that begins with nominations from their peers. Criteria considered include medical evaluation and training, professional accomplishments, demonstrated excellence in academic medicine and research and superior patient care.

The faculty from North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute who were named in the 2014 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® were:

  • Peter Costantino, MD, FACS (cranial base and facial reconstruction surgeon), executive director and senior vice president, The New York Head & Neck Institute and the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery service line, North Shore-LIJ Health System and director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute (MEETH).  Dr. Costantino was listed in Castle Connolly’s national and New York metro editions.
  • Mark B. Eisenberg, MD (neurosurgeon), chief, department of neurosurgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and director, CNI’s Skull Base Center; assistant professor of neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Eisenberg was listed in Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.
  • Marc L. Gordon, MD, FAAN (neurologist), chief, department of neurology, Zucker Hillside Hospital; associate professor of neurology and psychiatry, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon was listed in Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.
  • Cynthia L. Harden, MD (neurologist), chief, division of epilepsy and electroencephalography, North Shore University Hospital and director, CNI’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center; professor of neurology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Harden was listed in Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.
  • Ronald Kanner, MD, FAAN, FACP (neurologist), chair, department of neurology, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center; chair and professor of neurology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Kanner was listed in the Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.
  • Jonathan Knisely, MD, chief and co-director for radiosurgery and stereotactic radiation therapy, department of radiation medicine, North Shore University Hospital; associate professor of radiation medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Knisely was listed in Castle Connolly’s national and New York metro editions.
  • Roger W. Kula, MD, FAAN (neurologist), medical director, CNI’s Chiari Institute; associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.  Dr. Kula was listed in Castle Connolly’s national and New York metro editions.
  • David J. Langer, MD (neurosurgeon), director, neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital and director, CNI’s Moyamoya Center; associate professor of neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Langer was listed in Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.
  • Mitchell E. Levine, MD (neurosurgeon), chief, spinal neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and director, neurosurgical spine surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital; assistant professor of neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Levine was listed in Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.
  • Richard Libman, MD, FRCP © (neurologist), vice chair, department of neurology and chief of vascular neurology, North Shore-LIJ Health System; professor of neurology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Libman was listed in Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.
  • Mark A. Mittler, MD, FACS, FAAP (pediatric neurosurgeon), co-director, division of pediatric neurosurgery, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York; associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.  Dr. Mittler was listed in Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.
  • Harold L. Rekate, MD, FACS, FAAP (neurosurgeon), director, CNI’s Chiari Institute and director, CNI’s Hypothalamic Hamartoma Center; professor of neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Rekate was listed in Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.
  • Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4(neurosurgeon), vice chair and residency program director, department of neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and director, CNI’S Brain Tumor Center; co-director, Center for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, North Shore-LIJ Health System; professor of neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Schulder was listed in Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.

  • Avi Setton, MD (interventional neuroradiologist), chief, interventional neuroradiology, North Shore University Hospital and co-director, CNI’s Brain Aneurysm Center; associate professor of neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Setton was listed in Castle Connolly’s New York metro edition.
     

About North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI)

The Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI), part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, consists of multidisciplinary clinical and research teams that provide patients with state-of-the-art treatments for the entire spectrum of neurological diseases, including brain aneurysms, AVM’s, stroke, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, brain and spinal cord tumors, diseases of the spine, muscle and peripheral nerves, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, neurodegenerative diseases, pain, epilepsy and neurological diseases of infancy and childhood.  To learn more about CNI and its centers of excellence, go to neurocni.com or call (516) 562-3822.

About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

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