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Philip Stieg, MD, PhD, FAANS

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Philip Stieg, PhD, MD, FAANS, is a neurosurgeon with expertise in cerebrovascular disorders and skull base surgery. He is the chairman and founder of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center — New York City's leading interdisciplinary neuroscience patient-care center. Dr. Stieg is a widely published author, internationally known lecturer and for more than 20 years, has been consistently named one of the nation's top doctors by Castle Connolly.

Dr. Stieg currently oversees one of New York's leading neuroscience research programs. Thousands of patients are enrolled in clinical trials for novel treatments of central nervous system diseases, ranging from degenerative lumbar disc and cognitive impairment, to Parkinson's disease, glioblastoma multiforme and epilepsy.

In 2010, Dr. Stieg launched the Weill Cornell Surgical Innovations Lab, the first global multimedia neurosurgical teaching facility enabling real-time teaching collaboration in multisite global medical centers. Dr. Stieg's collaboration with Cornell University's School of Biomedical Engineering has led to innovative therapies for brain tumors, spinal disc regeneration and epilepsy.

Dr. Stieg is frequently featured in the media for his expertise on breaking news developments in brain health and trauma, as well as national health-care trends. He was the featured neurosurgeon on ABC News' medical documentary, NY Med, during the 2014 season premiere and has hosted the NPR radio show, How to Save Your Life.

In 2014, Dr. Stieg launched the first neuromedical staffed concussion center in New York. He also provides his expertise in sports head trauma as a sideline consultant for the NFL. Dr. Stieg is also as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense on traumatic brain injury in the military.

Dr. Stieg formerly served as a chairman of the Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/ Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), as president of the Society of University Neurosurgeons and president of New York Presbyterian Hospital's medical board. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Heart Association's New York chapter.

Dr. Stieg received his BS degree from the University of Wisconsin, his PhD from Union University and his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School after completing a fellowship in cell transplantation for restorative neurological function at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Stieg joined the faculty of the Harvard Medical School after completing his postgraduate training.

Philip E. Stieg Fund
Purpose: To fund a skull base research fellowship at the Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Neurological Surgery.

To view a list of all donors to this fund, click here.

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