Roger Hartl, MD

Neurological Surgery
Spine Surgery (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 746-2152
Languages: Italian, German
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Roger Härtl, M.D., is Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Spinal Surgery and Neurotrauma at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center in New York. In addition, he is the founder and Co-director of the Weill Cornell Spine Center and serves as the Neurosurgeon for the New York Giants Football Team.

Dr. Härtl's clinical interest focuses on simple and complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and computer-assisted spinal navigation surgery. He is actively involved in improving neurosurgical care in developing countries as the leader of Weill Cornell's Global Health Neurosurgery Initiative in Tanzania.

In order to achieve the very best in patient outcomes, Dr. Härtl's practice emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to disease processes and he works very closely with other specialists such as neurologists, pain specialists, and physical therapists. He has been repeatedly named to the lists of New York Super Doctors, America's Top Surgeons, and America's Best Doctors, and has been included on the list of New York's Best Doctors in New York magazine. He has authored more than 150 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the editor of a recent book on minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Area of Expertise

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Emblem Select Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), PPO]


Medicare [Medicare]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange)]


1993 Ludwig Maxmillian University

Internship: 1998 Allegheny General Hospital

Residency: 2003 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship: 2004 Barron Neurological Institute - AZ


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New York, NY 10021

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Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College