Philip Stieg, PhD, MD

Philip Stieg, PhD, MD Specialties: Neurological Surgery

Philip Stieg, PhD, MD
Specialties: Neurological Surgery
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1305 York Avenue
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New York, NY 10021

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About Philip Stieg, PhD, MD

Philip Stieg, PhD, MD is the Margaret and Robert J. Hariri, MD '87, PhD '87 Professor of Neurological Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He has developed an international reputation in the area of cerebrovascular disorders and skull base surgery and is considered one of the top neurosurgeons in the world for aneurysms, AVMs, carotid occlusion, and other cerebrovascular conditions.

Dr. Stieg 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 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. Dr. Stieg is the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including the 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the American Heart Association/Stroke Association's 2018 National Stroke Hero, and has earned citations in "Who's Who in Health and Medical Services" and "The Best Doctors in America." He is also the host of the weekly podcast This Is Your Brain With Dr. Phil Stieg, which provides fascinating conversations with medical experts and patients about the wonders of the brain.

Before joining the Weill Cornell Medicine Physician Organization, Dr. Stieg was the Associate Chief in Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

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DR. STIEG SEES PATIENTS AT: 520 East 70th Street (east of York Avenue) Starr Pavilion, Room 651 New York, NY 10065, and at 1305 York Avenue (at 70th Street), 9th Floor, New York, NY 10021.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Acoustic Neuroma

  • Aneurysm

  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation

  • Astrocytoma

  • AV Malformation

  • AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)

  • AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation) Brain

  • AVM Repair

  • Brain AVM Repair

  • Brain Stem Glioma

  • Brain Tumor

  • Carotid Artery Disease

  • Carotid Endarterectomy

  • Cavernous Malformation

  • Cerebral

  • Cerebral Aneurysm

  • Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation

  • Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

  • Cerebral AVM

  • Cerebral Vascular Disease

  • Cerebrovascular AVM

  • Chordoma Tumor

  • Craniotomy

  • Craniotomy For AVM

  • Excision of Cerebral AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)

  • For AV Malformation

  • Glioblastoma Multiforme

  • Hemifacial Spasm

  • Meningioma

  • Microvascular Surgery

  • Movement Disorder

  • Moyamoya Syndrome

  • Occult Cerebral AVM

  • Orbital Tumor

  • Repair

  • Repair of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation

  • Skull Base Surgery

  • Stroke

  • Trigeminal (5Th) Nerve Injury

  • Trigeminal Nerve Disease

  • Trigeminal Nerve Disease or Syndrome

  • Trigeminal Nerve Disorder

  • Trigeminal Nerve Injury

  • Trigeminal Nerve Pals

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery

  • Vascular Malformation


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

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery