Brain and Spine Institute

Welcome to the Brain and Spine Institute

Meic Shmidt profile It is my privilege to welcome you to the Department of Neurosurgery at Westchester Medical Center. It is our mission, to deliver uncompromised, best possible care for each patient, to train the next generation of compassionate and technical competent neurosurgeons, and to advance neurosurgery through cutting edge research. The faculty, residents and staff of our department apply these mission principles every day at Westchester Medical Center.

The patient is at the center of our mission. Patient Care, Education and Research are delivered in all neurosurgical subspecialties including: Spine Surgery, Neuro-oncology (brain, spine & spinal cord tumors), Skull Base Surgery, Cerebrovascular Services (Stroke, Aneurysms) including Endovascular Surgery, Functional Neurosurgery (Pain, Parkinsons, Epilepsy), Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Neurotrauma and Neurosurgical Critical Care. In each area we collaborate with world class clinical and research experts from other closely related specialties like Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Anesthesia, Radiology, Neurology and Rehabilitation. Westchester Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Certified Stroke Center, which are staffed by Neurosurgical Traumatologists, dedicated Neurocritical Care Specialists and Endovascular Neurosurgeons. The operating rooms, interventional suites and intensive care units feature the latest and most innovative technologies helping us to take care of the most complex patients. Our youngest patients receive care by fellowship trained, experienced Pediatric Neurosurgeons at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. Thus, there is no case or problem too small, too young or too complicated for our team.

On behalf of our faculty, residents and staff, I invite you to take a “glimpse” at our department. You will see why our program is a recognized leader among the academic neurosurgery community.

Meic H. Schmidt, MD, MBA, FAANS, FACS
Director of Neurosurgery
Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Professor and Department Chair of Neurosurgery
New York Medical College

Allied Health Practitioners
Catherine Adissi, NP
Lawren Diaz, NP
Elizabeth Frederick, NP
Rachel Lehrer, PA
Luis Lopez, NP
Christopher McGovern, NP
Lisha Melathe, PA
Michelle Raimo, NP

Research Faculty
Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, PhD


Administrative and Academic

Vanessa Barrios
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Macy Pavilion
Valhalla, NY 10595

Phone: 914.493.5098
Fax: 914.493.2424

Office Appointments

Westchester Medical Center APS
19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suite 2900 S
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Phone: 914.493.2363
Fax: 914.493.2505

Residency Program and Medical Students

Christine Loscri
Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road
Macy Pavilion
Valhalla, NY 10595

Phone: 914.493.8795
Fax: 914.493.2424

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