Dr. Jeffrey Wisoff discusses pediatric neurosurgery in an interview at NYU Medical Center. This program is part of FORA.tv's NYU Medical Center Wellness Series.
Dr. Wisoff discusses various brain and spinal complication and malformations as well as treatments. Dr. Wisoff also discusses the inspiration he gets from working with children and NYU's unique environment.
Jeffrey H. Wisoff, M.D., is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the New York University Medical Center.
Dr. Jeffrey Wisoff is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the New York University Medical Center. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Union College and received his medical degree, with honors, from George Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Wisoff completed his Neurosurgery residency at NYU under Joseph Ransohoff, M.D., followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery under Fred J. Epstein, M.D. Dr. Wisoff was a founding member of the NYU Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery in 1985 and assumed its Directorship in 1996.
During the past 20 years he has made major innovative contributions to the surgical treatment of neurological disorders in children, and congenital problems in adults, in particular to the treatment of brain tumors, Chiari malformations, hydrocephalus and craniosynostosis. He has published over 120 scientific articles and book chapters, and has been an invited speaker and visiting professor at numerous international sites, including Israel, Poland, Brazil, Argentina and Japan.
Dr. Wisoff is the past cochairman of the Neurosurgery Committee and a senior member of the Brain Tumor Strategy Committee of the national Children's Oncology Group. He is the chair of the COG Low-grade Astrocytoma Protocol, a prospective, international study of the surgical treatment of over 700 children with low-grade pediatric brain tumors. Dr. Wisoff is chairman of the Joint Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery.
He also serves on the medical advisory board of the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation and the Hydrocephalus Association.