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Chirag D. Gandhi, MD 2020It is my privilege to welcome you to the Department of Neurosurgery at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center. It is our mission to deliver uncompromised, best possible care for each patient, to train the next generation of compassionate and technical competent neurosurgeons, and to advance neurosurgery through cutting edge research. The faculty, residents and staff of our department apply these mission principles every day within the Westchester Health Network to serve all patients within the Hudson Valley region.

The patient is at the center of our mission. Patient Care, Education and Research are delivered in all neurosurgical subspecialties including: Spine Surgery, Neuro-oncology (brain, spine & spinal cord tumors), Skull Base Surgery, Cerebrovascular Services (Stroke, Aneurysms) including Endovascular Surgery, Functional Neurosurgery (Pain, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy), Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma and Neurosurgical Critical Care. In each area, we collaborate with world class clinical and research experts from other closely related specialties like Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Anesthesia, Radiology, Neurology and Rehabilitation.

Westchester Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Comprehensive Certified Stroke Center, which are staffed by Neurosurgical Traumatologists, dedicated Neurocritical Care Specialists and Endovascular Neurosurgeons. The operating rooms, interventional suites and intensive care units feature the latest and most innovative technologies helping us to take care of the most complex patients.  Our youngest patients receive care by fellowship trained, experienced Pediatric Neurosurgeons at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. Thus, there is no case or problem too small, too young or too complicated for our team.

On behalf of our faculty, residents and staff, I invite you to take a “glimpse” at our department. You will see why our program is a recognized leader among the academic neurosurgery community.

Chirag D. Gandhi, M.D.
Chair and Professor, Neurosurgery

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Department Contacts:

Academic Mailing Address
Westchester Medical Center
Department of Neurosurgery
100 Woods Road, Taylor Pavilion E-Wing
Valhalla, NY 10595

Phone: 914-493-5216
Fax: 914-493-2424

Chirag D. Gandhi, M.D., M.S., FACS, FAANS
Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurology and Radiology

Stephanie Litt
Department Coordinator
Administrative Assistant to Dr. Gandhi
Phone: 914-493-5216


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Residency and Fellowship Program Contacts:

Simon Hanft, MD
Residency Program Director

Fawaz Al-Mufti, MD
Fellowship Program Director, CNS Endovascular Surgery

Stephan Mayer, MD
Fellowship Program Director, Neurocritical Care

Jon Rosenberg, MD
Fellowship Associate Program Director, Neurocritical Care

Christine Loscri
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 914-493-8795