2016 New Members

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 New York at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz spent a year at Yale-New Haven Medical Center receiving advanced fellowship training in epilepsy surgery and was also awarded the Van Wagenen and Von Humboldt Fellowships to study at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany. He has spent the majority of his neurosurgical career at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital where he is currently a Professor of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Neuroscience. He is the Director of Anterior Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery and the Epilepsy Research Laboratory. Dr. Schwartz was recently named David and Ursel Barnes Professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery, the first endowed professorship in the department.

Dr. Schwartz has published many scholarly articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Epilepsia, Clinical Neurosurgery the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Nature Medicine, NeuroImage and the Journal of Neuroscience. He has served on editorial boards for the Journal of Neurosurgery, Epilepsy Currents and World Neurosurgery and does numerous ad hoc editorial reviews for several other clinical and basic science journals. He been a standing member of NSD-C and served on several other NIH review committees and has himself received K08, R01 and R21 funding from NINDS for his epilepsy research.

Dr. Schwartz has lectured throughout the country and world. He is the co-author of six books on endoscopic skull base and pituitary surgery as well as a textbook on imaging techniques for the central nervous system.


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