Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.

Caitlin Hoffman, M.D. Specialties: Pediatric Neurology

Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.
Specialties: Pediatric Neurology
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198-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows
New York, NY 11365
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About Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.

Dr. Hoffman is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery as well as in adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery. She has completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery with a focus on surgical epilepsy, and has performed extensive research on the molecular mechanisms of progression of brain tumors, specifically medulloblastoma. Her clinical research includes venous anomalies in craniosynostosis, early surgical treatment for Rasmussen's encephalitis, minimally invasive methods of treating hydrocephalus and intracranial cysts, and the characteristics and safety of invasive monitoring for pediatric neurovascular disorders such as AVM.

Dr. Hoffman sees patients at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, and performs surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Dr. Hoffman graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, before receiving her M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed a neurosurgical residency and chief residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, then went on to complete advanced fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto.

During her neurosurgical training, Dr. Hoffman was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Housestaff Award by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the 2012 Dr. Kenneth Shulman Award by the AANS Pediatric Section, and the 2011 New York State Neurosurgical Society-Resident Research Award; in 2006 she was selected for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society.


Dr. Hoffman has published academic papers in leading journals including Cancer Research, Nature Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics on topics ranging from mechanisms of tumor progression to pediatric cerebrovascular disorders.

Dr. Hoffman sees patients at:

1305 York Avenue, 9th Floor (At 70th Street)

New York, NY 10022

She also sees patients in Brooklyn and Queens; please talk with the office staff about which location is best for you.

To request an appointment with Dr. Hoffman please visit or call 212-746-2363.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital


  • Arachnoid Cyst

  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation

  • AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)

  • Brain Surgery

  • Brain Trauma

  • Chiari Malformation

  • Craniofacial Abnormalities

  • Craniofacial Anomaly

  • Craniofacial Disorders

  • Craniosynostosis

  • Cyst, Arachnoid

  • Epilepsy

  • Epilepsy Surgery

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Hydrocephalus In Newborn

  • Hydrocephalus, Congenital

  • Intracranial Arachnoid Cyst

  • Medulloblastoma

  • Medulloblastoma, Childhood

  • Moyamoya

  • Moyamoya Disease

  • Pediatric Brain Tumors

  • Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

  • Pediatric Epilepsy

  • Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

  • Pediatric Hydrocephalus

  • Pediatric Stroke

  • Repair of Chiari Malformation

  • Spinal Dysraphism

Languages Spoken

  • English