Paul C Mccormick, MD

Paul C Mccormick, MD Specialties: Spine Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurological Spine Surgery

Paul C Mccormick, MD
Specialties: Spine Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurological Spine Surgery
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One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


CUIMC/Neurological Institute of New York
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
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    New York, NY 10034

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About Paul C. McCormick, MD

Dr. McCormick is the Gallen Professor of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is also the Director of The Och Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York and an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. His clinical and research interests focus exclusively on the evaluation, surgical management, and outcomes assessment of patients with disorders of the spine and spinal cord. He is a world-renowned spinal neurosurgeon and recognized expert in the surgical management of spinal disorders including spinal cord tumors, vascular malformations, herniated cervical and lumbar discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, microsurgery, arthroplasty, and spinal stabilization and fusion for traumatic and degenerative spinal instability and deformity.

Dr. McCormick graduated from Columbia University and received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He performed research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and trained in Neurological Surgery at the prestigious Neurological Institute of New York. He performed a one-year complex spine surgery fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin and returned to the Neurological Institute of New York to join the neurosurgical staff as the first neurosurgeon to dedicate his practice entirely to the treatment of patients with spinal disorders. In the 25 years of practice, Dr. McCormick has performed nearly 7000 spinal procedures on patients from around the world but with special emphasis on patients from tri-state area.

Dr. McCormick has received numerous awards including the prestigious Columbia College 2007 John Jay award for professional achievement, the 2009 Joint Spine Section Meritorious Service award, and was an honored lecturer at national, international, and institutional events on numerous occasions. He has consistently been named as one of New York's best doctors since 2001 and for the last several years has been named as one of Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors, America's Top Doctors for Cancer, and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Och Spine At NewYork-Presbyterian


  • Benign Tumor of Spinal Cord

  • Microsurgery

  • Microsurgery of the Spine

  • Minimally Invasive Procedures

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Techniques

  • Radiosurgery

  • Second Opinion

  • Spinal Cord Tumor

  • Spinal Instrumentation

  • Spinal Neurological Surgery

  • Spinal Neurosurgery

  • Spinal Surgery

  • Spinal Tumors

  • Spine (all aspects)

  • Spine Care

  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

  • Tumor Resection


  • Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Academic Excellence Award (First in class), Mailman School of Public Health, 2000
  • John Jay Award, Columbia College, 2007
  • Joint Spine Section Meritorious Service Award, 2009
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
  • Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors
  • Americas Top Doctors for Cancer