Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D.

Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D. Specialties: Neurological Surgery

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Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D.
Specialties: Neurological Surgery
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525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10021
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  • Aetna Weill Cornell Medicine [PPO Cornell University]
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  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

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About Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D.

Philip Stieg, PhD, MD is the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He received his B.S. degree in 1974 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neuroscience from Albany Medical College of Union University in 1980, and his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1983. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a fellowship in cell transplantation for restorative neurological function at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. DR. STIEG SEES PATIENTS AT THE FOLLOWING CLINICAL LOCATION: 520 East 70th Street (east of York Avenue) Starr Pavilion, Room 651 New York, NY 10065 Dr. Stieg has developed an international reputation in the area of cerebrovascular disorders and skull base surgery. He has been active in many international courses and been broadly published. He has contributed to groups such as the Joint Sections of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS) where he now assists in the capacity of past chairman. In addition, he is the past President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons. A recipient of multiple awards and honors, including citations in "Who's Who in Health and MedicalServices" and "The Best Doctors in America." Before joining the Cornell Physician Organization, Dr. Stieg was the Associate Chief in Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. For more information about the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, including the conditions we treat and the advanced procedures we perform, visit New Patients: Find out what you need to know before your appointment, including the forms you'll need to fill out, here: Preparing for Your Appointment

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Acoustic Neuroma

  • Aneurysm

  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation

  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

  • Astrocytoma

  • Brain Stem Glioma

  • Brain Tumor

  • Brain Tumor Surgery

  • Carotid Artery Disease

  • Carotid Endarterectomy

  • Cavernous Malformation

  • Cerebral Aneurysm

  • Cerebral Vascular Disease

  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

  • Chordoma Tumor

  • Glioblastoma Multiforme

  • Hemifacial Spasm

  • Intracranial Hemorrhage

  • Meningioma

  • Microvascular Neurosurgery

  • Movement Disorders

  • Moyamoya Syndrome

  • Orbital Tumor

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Parkinson's Surgery

  • Skull Base Surgery

  • Stroke

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery

  • Vascular Malformation

  • Vascular Neurosurgery


  • Fellowship: Karolinska Institute
  • Internship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Visiting Professor, Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Albany Medical Center 1990
  • Wests Whos Who in Health and Medical Services 1991 present
  • Best Doctors in America 1994 present
  • Visiting Professor, Yale University 1995
  • Robert M. Curtis Visiting Professor in Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School 1996
  • Visiting Professor, University of Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany 1996
  • Visiting Professor, Jefferson University Medical School 1997
  • Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania 1997
  • Symposium on Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • “New Approaches to Minimally Invasive Surgery”
  • Visiting Professor, Asian Medical Center, Seoul, Korea 1997
  • International Symposium on Neurosciences
  • Best Doctors, Boston Magazine 1997
  • Plenary Presentation, Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery, Orlando, FL 1998
  • Visiting Professor, University of Vermont Medical School 1999
  • “Time, Feeling and Focus” Award, American Heart Association 1999
  • Plenary Presentation, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Boston, MA 1999
  • Frontiers in Cancer Management “Nemrock”, Cairo, Egypt 2000
  • Visiting Professor, Yonsei University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea 2000
  • The 6th International Workshop on Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area 2001 present
  • Visiting Professor, Louisiana State University Medical Center 2001
  • Americas Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2001 present
  • “The Best Doctors in New York”, New York Magazine 2001 present
  • Hollin Lecturer, Mount Sinai Medical Center 2001
  • J.G. Galbraith Lecturer, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2001
  • “2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century” 2002
  • Marquis Whos Who in America 2002 present
  • Americas Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2002 present
  • Whos Who in Medical Sciences Education 2004 present
  • Zeiss Luminary Center, Weill Cornell Medical College 2005
  • Leadership Award, MHHC Foundation 2005
  • Visiting Professor, Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Illinois-Chicago 2006
  • Visiting Professor, Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Harvard University 2006
  • Visiting Professor, Biomedical Campus, Rome, Italy 2011
  • Honored Guest, Chinese Neurological Society 2012
  • Vice President, New York Presbyterian Medical Board 2012
  • Alumnus of the Year, Medical College of Wisconsin 2013
  • New York Super Doctors 2013
  • President, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Medical Board 2013
  • President, Society of University Neurosurgeons 2014
  • Honorary Member, Italian Neurological Society 2015
  • President, Brain Tumor Foundation 2015-2017 President, AHA/ASA New York Chapter 2016-2018
  • Invited Speaker, WFNS-15th Interim Meeting of the World Federation of 2015 Neurosurgical Societies, Naples, Italy
  • Invited Speaker, 15th Interim Meeting of the World Federation of 2015
  • Neurosurgical Societies, Rome Italy
  • Ellis Island 2018 Medal of Honors, Ellis Island Society 2018
  • AHA/ASA Stroke Hero Award 2018
  • New York Super Doctors 2013-2021