Mark M. Souweidane, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Languages: Spanish
Office Phone: (212) 746-2363
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


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.

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Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Affinity [Access (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]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus






Rockefeller University - CoreSource

UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]



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


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Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College