Dr. Brian Kopell, MD

Dr. Brian Kopell, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 50

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Dr. Brian Kopell, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kopell has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kopell to book an appointment.

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1000 10th Ave Fl 10-C10 New York, NY 10019


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Dr. Kopell is affiliated with Mount Sinai Morningside New York, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Friendly Staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
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  • Easy Scheduling Patients said scheduling was easy. See reviews

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  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
I have had ,clearly,trigeminal neuralgia for the last 15 yrs. Dr.Kopell said I have CPH,which is a bogus diagnosis. He just sort of blew me off saying I'm a surgeon, as though my condition didn't need surgery because my MRI wad normal. Plus,having to see a psychiatrist first was degrading. I see he performs microvascular decompression surgery. That is what I need. Just not sure why he did not even discuss this option with me. He should experience excruciating facial pain for 15 yrs.
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SUSAN M WAGNER in Plymouth,Wi – Feb 04, 2016
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Experience and Background Checks


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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kopell

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kopell treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kopell treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 523-8340.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Kopell is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Kopell's conditions and procedures:

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dystonia
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Dr. Kopell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

I specialize in the neuroaugmentative (reversible; non-ablative) treatment of various functional neurological maladies such as movement/ pain and psychiatric...Read more


Dr. Brian Kopell is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience as well as Director of the Center for Neuromodulation at...Read more


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
New York University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
New York University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Brian Kopell, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (212) 257-0039, and for other questions, call (212) 523-8340.

Is Dr. Brian Kopell, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Brian Kopell, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kopell's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Brian Kopell, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Brian Kopell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kopell frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Kopell specializes.

Where is Dr. Brian Kopell, MD's office located?

Dr. Kopell's office is located at 1000 10th Ave Fl 10-C10, New York, NY 10019. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Brian Kopell, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kopell has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kopell is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mount Sinai Morningside

New York, NY

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

New York, NY

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Roosevelt Hospital

New York, NY

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)