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Trusted excellence in neurosurgical care
The Department of Neurosurgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center is part of the Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute, one of the New York metropolitan area’s largest providers of personalized and compassionate neurosurgical care.
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About us

With physicians on call all day and inpatient physician assistant coverage around the clock, we make sure patients get rapid, expert care for their neurosurgical conditions. Our specialists treat a wide variety of neurosurgical disorders and diseases affecting the brain and spine.

Clinical expertise

Our specialists are equipped with the knowledge and technology necessary in the following areas:

The Department of Neurosurgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center has the following diagnostic capabilities:

  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Cranial CT angiogram
  • Cerebral angiography
  • EEG

CT and MRI technicians are on call 24/7 for emergencies.


Education and training

Long Island Jewish Medical Center is one of four hospitals neurosurgery residents rotate through. The residency program is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved neurosurgery residency with a significant research component.

Our residents are exposed to a rewarding educational experience with a diverse caseload, with special exposure to pediatric neurosurgery.

To learn more about the application process, click here.


Our team

Elizabeth Jane Fontana, MD

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

David Barrett Weintraub, MD

Specialties: Neurological Surgery

The Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute is a world-class destination for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.

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The latest news
Northwell Health Drs. Raj K. Narayan and Michael Schulder have been appointed to board positions at the New York Society for Neurosurgery.
The recognition honors Northwell's commitment to following guidelines that improve patient outcomes