Howard Weiner, MD

Professor

Departments of Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery) and Pediatrics (Administration)

Howard Weiner

Clinical Responsibilities

Pediatric Neurosurgeon;

Medical Specialty

Howard L. Weiner, MD, FACS, FAAP, is a Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics at the NYU Langone Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, and holds an Endowed Chair. A faculty pediatric neurosurgeon at NYU since 1997, in the largest Pediatric Neurosurgery program of its kind in the region, Dr. Weiner has become one of the country's leading pediatric epilepsy surgeons, attracting patients from across the U.S. and abroad because of his innovative approach. Working closely with the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, he has developed one of the largest modern experiences in the surgical treatment of young children with medically refractory epilepsy, and is one of the world's leading experts in the treatment of children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. His surgical expertise also includes the operative treatment of childhood brain and spinal tumors, congenital malformations, tethered cord, chiari malformation, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, spina bifida, and spasticity. A research grant recipient from the NIH and foundations to study childhood brain tumors and epilepsy, he has authored over 80 publications, was the youngest Neurosurgery faculty at NYU to receive tenure, and has been recognized in New York Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, and Castle Connolly's "Best Doctors" lists. Over the years, Dr. Weiner has been invited to speak at numerous meetings and academic medical centers, and he has been a visiting professor both in the U.S. and abroad. He was awarded an Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery at NYU. His work has been featured on TV and in newspaper articles. A native New Yorker and Ramaz School alumnus, Dr. Weiner graduated with highest academic standing in his class from both the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University Medical College. He received his B.A. from Penn in 1985, graduating Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year, and was one of three graduating seniors who received the Dean's Scholar Award for highest academic standing in his class. He earned his M.D. from Cornell in 1989, where he received the John Metcalf Polk Prize for graduating with highest academic standing in his class, as well as Alpha Omega Alpha in his junior year. Arriving as an intern in 1989, he completed neurosurgical training under Chairman Dr. Patrick Kelly and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at NYU. In 1996, he was awarded the Van Wagenen Fellowship by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the premier award granted to a graduating neurosurgery resident, to study brain development in Paris, in the laboratory of Professor Nicole Le Douarin.Cancer, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery

Medical Interests

Brain Tumors, Meningioma, Syringomyelia, Tethered Spinal Cord, Spina Bifida, Glioma, Cavernoma, Spinal Dysraphism, Dystonia/Torticollis/Spasticity, Chiari Malformation, Arteriovenous Malformation, Seizure Disorders (Epilepsy), Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Head/Brain Injuries, Craniosynostosis, Astrocytoma, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hydrocephalus, Spinal Tumors

Education

Medical Education
Cornell University Medical College, 1985-1989

Board Certifications
Neurological Surgery 2001

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO, AFFINITY, AMERICHOICE, FIDELIS CHLD HLTH, FIDELIS FAM HLTH, FIDELIS MEDICARE, Fidelis Medicaid, LOCAL 1199 PPO, MAGNACARE PPO, MULTIPLAN/PHCS PPO, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Liberty, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UPN Elite

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