Theodore H. Schwartz, MD

Theodore H. Schwartz, MD Specialties: Neurological Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Hematology/Oncology

Theodore H. Schwartz, MD
Specialties: Neurological Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Hematology/Oncology
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One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


1305 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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About Theodore H. Schwartz, MD

Theodore H. Schwartz, MD, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. After completing his residency and chief residency in Neurosurgery at The Neurological Institute of NewYork at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz spent a year at Yale-New Haven Medical Center receiving advanced fellowship training. Dr. Schwartz specializes in the surgical treatment of brain tumors, pituitary tumors and epilepsy using the latest techniques in computer-guided surgical navigation, minamally invasive endoscopy and microsurgery. Dr. Schwartz was recently named David and Ursel Barnes Professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery, the first endowed professorship in the department. (See news item about the endowed position.)Dr. Schwartz has provided commentary for numerous television shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Larry King, in addition to national radio shows. His expertise has been sought through interviews, quoted and published, in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and Crain's New York Business; he is asked to lecture throughout the country and world. Dr. Schwartz has published many scholarly articles for the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Epilepsia, Clinical Neurosurgery the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Nature Medicine, NeuroImage and the Journal of Neuroscience.Dr. Schwartz has been named one of New York's Super Doctors, Best Doctors in New York Magazine, America's Top Surgeons, America's Best Doctors and America's Best Doctors for Cancer. He is the co-author of two books on endoscopic skull base surgery and endoscopic pituitary surgery.Read more about Dr. Schwartz's newest book: Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery Find out more about Practical Endoscopic Skull Base SurgeryDr. Schwartz sees patients at: 1305 York Avenue (at 70th Street) Brain and Spine Center, 9th Floor New York, NYSee also:AANS Operative Grand Rounds Video Conference: Endoscopic Transnasal Resection of Pituitary TumorsA detailed, 38-minute video conference with Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz on the advantages and limitations of the endoscopic transnasal approach to pituitary tumors.To schedule an appointment with Dr. Schwartz, call 212-746-5620MORE INFORMATION:Weill Cornell Brain and Spine CenterRequest an appointmentNew Patient? Get maps, directions, and formsReferring Physician? Visit our Health Professionals portal

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital


  • Acromegaly

  • Astrocytoma

  • Brain

  • Brain Cancer

  • Brain Stem Glioma

  • Brain Surgery

  • Brain Tumor

  • Brain Tumor Surgery

  • Chordoma Tumor

  • Craniotomy

  • Cushing Disease

  • Endoscopic

  • Endoscopic Brain Surgery

  • Endoscopic Chordoma Surgery

  • Endoscopic Craniopharyngioma Surgery

  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery

  • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

  • Epilepsy Surgery

  • Excision

  • Functional Brain Mapping

  • Glioblastoma Multiforme

  • Gliomas

  • Meningioma

  • Minimally Invasive (Endoscopic) Neurosurgery

  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Neoplasm

  • Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

  • Pituitary Adenoma

  • Pituitary Benign Neoplasm

  • Pituitary Carcinoma

  • Pituitary Cushing Syndrome

  • Pituitary Cyst

  • Pituitary Disease

  • Pituitary Disorder

  • Pituitary Mass

  • Pituitary Neoplasm

  • Pituitary Surgery

  • Seizure Disorder

  • Spinal Cord Tumor

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

  • Stereotactic Surgery


  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery