Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: Does it Make a Difference

11 July 2013

Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz 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 New York at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz completed advanced fellowship training at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in the surgical treatment of brain tumors and epilepsy. Dr. Schwartz specializes in image-guided minimally invasive surgery such as endoscopy, stereotaxis, microsurgery and intraoperative brain mapping. He has received numerous awards and fellowships including the prestigious van Wagenen Fellowship, awarded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the von Humboldt Fellowship, awarded by the German Government.

Dr. Schwartz is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the Director of Epilepsy and Pituitary Surgery, Director of the Institute for Minimally Invasive Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Program and the Co-Director of Surgical Neuro-Oncology. He is also the director of a research laboratory investigating novel techniques for imaging and treating epilepsy, which is funded by several private organizations as well as the National Institutes of Health, where he also serves on several grant review committees.

Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz has provided commentary for numerous television shows on ABC, NBC and CBS as well as appeared on Larry King on several occasions 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, Crain's New York Business and he has been asked to lecture throughout the country and world. His work has been published in numerous peer reviewed basic science and clinical journals such as the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Epilepsia, the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Nature Medicine, NeuroImage, the Journal of Neuroscience the Journal of Neurophysiology and the Journal of Cerebral blood Flow and Metabolism. He is on the editorial board of "World Neurosurgery", "Epilepsy Research and Treatment" and "Epilepsy Currents". He has been named one of New York's Superdoctors, New York Magazine's Best Doctors and America's Best Surgeons for several years. He has co-authored two textbooks entitled "Practical Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery" and "Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery" and lectures and teaches both Nationally and Internationally including recent lectures in China, Brazil, Singapore, India, Canada, Mexico and Austria.

 

  • Theodore H. Schwartz, MD
    Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Otolaryngology
    Director, Pituitary and Epilepsy Surgery
    Co-Director, Surgical Neuro-Oncology Brain & Spine Center
    Director, Epilepsy Research Laboratory Brain & Mind Research Institute
    Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital

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Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz 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 New York at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz completed advanced fellowship training at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in the surgical treatment of brain tumors and epilepsy. Dr. Schwartz specializes in image-guided minimally invasive surgery such as endoscopy, stereotaxis, microsurgery and intraoperative brain mapping. He has received numerous awards and fellowships including the prestigious van Wagenen Fellowship, awarded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the von Humboldt Fellowship, awarded by the German Government.

Dr. Schwartz is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the Director of Epilepsy and Pituitary Surgery, Director of the Institute for Minimally Invasive Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery Program and the Co-Director of Surgical Neuro-Oncology. He is also the director of a research laboratory investigating novel techniques for imaging and treating epilepsy, which is funded by several private organizations as well as the National Institutes of Health, where he also serves on several grant review committees.

Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz has provided commentary for numerous television shows on ABC, NBC and CBS as well as appeared on Larry King on several occasions 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, Crain's New York Business and he has been asked to lecture throughout the country and world. His work has been published in numerous peer reviewed basic science and clinical journals such as the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Epilepsia, the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Nature Medicine, NeuroImage, the Journal of Neuroscience the Journal of Neurophysiology and the Journal of Cerebral blood Flow and Metabolism. He is on the editorial board of "World Neurosurgery", "Epilepsy Research and Treatment" and "Epilepsy Currents". He has been named one of New York's Superdoctors, New York Magazine's Best Doctors and America's Best Surgeons for several years. He has co-authored two textbooks entitled "Practical Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery" and "Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery" and lectures and teaches both Nationally and Internationally including recent lectures in China, Brazil, Singapore, India, Canada, Mexico and Austria.

 

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