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Theodore H. Schwartz, MD

Neurological Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Languages: Spanish, French
Office Phone: (212) 746-5620
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Theodore H. Schwartz, MD, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. After completing his residency and chief residency in Neurosurgery at The Neurological Institute of NewYork at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz spent a year at Yale-New Haven Medical Center receiving advanced fellowship training. Dr. Schwartz specializes in the surgical treatment of brain tumors, pituitary tumors and epilepsy using the latest techniques in computer-guided surgical navigation, minamally invasive endoscopy and microsurgery. Dr. Schwartz was recently named David and Ursel Barnes Professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery, the first endowed professorship in the department. (See news item about the endowed position.)

Dr. Schwartz has provided commentary for numerous television shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Larry King, in addition to national radio shows. His expertise has been sought through interviews, quoted and published, in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and Crain's New York Business; he is asked to lecture throughout the country and world. Dr. Schwartz has published many scholarly articles for the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Epilepsia, Clinical Neurosurgery the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Nature Medicine, NeuroImage and the Journal of Neuroscience.

Dr. Schwartz has been named one of New York's Super Doctors, Best Doctors in New York Magazine, America's Top Surgeons, America's Best Doctors and America's Best Doctors for Cancer. He is the co-author of two books on endoscopic skull base surgery and endoscopic pituitary surgery.

Read more about Dr. Schwartz's newest book: Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
Find out more about Practical Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery


Dr. Schwartz sees patients at:
1305 York Avenue (at 70th Street)
Brain and Spine Center, 9th Floor
New York, NY


See also:

AANS Operative Grand Rounds Video Conference: Endoscopic Transnasal Resection of Pituitary Tumors

A detailed, 38-minute video conference with Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz on the advantages and limitations of the endoscopic transnasal approach to pituitary tumors.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Schwartz, call 212-746-5620


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1993 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: 1994 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: 1999 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: 2000 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


1305 York Avenue 9th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 746-5620

Fax: (646) 962-0118

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Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College