Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division
NYU Langone Medical Center,
NYU School of Medicine
Dr. Wisoff is presently the Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the New York University Langone 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 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 25 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 150 scientific articles and book chapters.
Dr.Wisoff is the past Co-Chairman of the Neurosurgery Committee and a senior member of the Brain Tumor Strategy Committee of the national Children’s Oncology Group (COG). He is the chair of the COG 9891 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 the immediate past 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 of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He also serves on the medical advisory board of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, the Israel Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and the Hydrocephalus Association.
Among his many honors, Dr Wisoff has been an invited speaker and visiting professor at Stanford University, Harvard’s Brigham and Children’s Hospital, Mt Sinai, Weill Cornell Medical Center, University of Georgia and numerous international sites, including Israel, Poland, Brazil, Argentina and Japan. He has been recognized by Castle Connelly in their publications as one of the Top Doctors in the New York Metro area since 1997, America’s Top Doctors since 2000, and America’s Top Doctors in Cancer since its inception in 2005 . He has consistently been recognized in New York Magazines annual review of physicians. He has twice received the Rifkah Laufer Bikur Cholim Rofeh Award and was NYU Medical Center’s KiDS of NYU Physician of the year in 1996