Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD

Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St Fl 4

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Vascular Disease
more than 31% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 28% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Winfree's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Winfree "Dr. Winfree grew up in Jupiter, Florida, and attended Dartmouth College, where he graduated with High Honors in Chemistry. After completing medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, he joined the Department of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University as a resident. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery in New Orleans, Louisiana, and then a second fellowship in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery in Portland, Oregon. Currently, Dr. Winfree is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City where he specializes in peripheral nerve surgery, peripheral nerve cancer surgery, nerve and muscle biopsies, pain neurosurgery, and spasticity. His research interests include the use of peripheral nerve transfers to treat spinal cord injury, and the use of neurostimulation to treat chronic pain disorders. He is a member of several different professional organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), American College of Surgeons (ACS), New York State Neurosurgical Society, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), Neurosurgical Society of America (NSA), New York Presbyterian Society of the Alumni, Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) Boot Camp Committee, and the CNS Self Assessment in Neurological Surgery (SANS) Editorial Board. He recently completed his term as President of the AANS / CNS Joint Section on Pain. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or for screening in preparation for your appointment to see Dr. Winfree. After calling the office you will be contacted for screening to assess how Dr. Winfree can best help with your care. This will help prepare for your visit to Dr. Winfree in the office. In the event that you have a condition that Dr. Winfree is unable to help, then we can make recommendations and referrals to other practitioners as needed. The screening process is important because it helps prevent unnecessary and unhelpful visits for conditions that may be best treated elsewhere but this is not what typically happens. Most patients who get screened come in for evaluation with Dr. Winfree and many work with us to create a neurosurgical management strategy that can be dramatically life changing."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Winfree "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

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16  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Excision of Brain Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Decompression and Repair
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • New York Presbyterian-Columbia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Newyork-Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Oregon Health And Science University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Christopher Winfree, MD
Terrible experience all around. Was told "the sooner the better" for a surgery and then his staff took 3 months to get it scheduled. Zero communication from them. Had to chase down answers constantly. Then after the surgery he doesn't even bother to come talk to me in recovery. And the last straw...Read More
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Paul in PEEKSKILL – May 19, 2018
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I saw Dr. Winfree today, and because of my medical condition I have met many neuro surgeons,and or, neurologists over the past four years. Dr. Winfree was the most condescending and ruthless doctor I have ever met!True lack of concern and compassion,I know that neuro doctors have a reputation of...Read More
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Nanette Fredericks in Neptune, NJ – Sep 21, 2017
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I was recommended to Dr. Winfree for a muscle biopsy. He was very pleasant, thorough with explanations and efficient with the procedure. His team was nice and professional before and after the procedure.
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New York, NY – Jul 28, 2016
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I highly recommend Dr. Winfree.
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New York, NY – Jun 07, 2016
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Very knowleged and an easy guy to talk with. Highly recommended by his peers.was referred by my pain dr to him. Excellent dr
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Bigpoppa ken in Nj – Dec 31, 2015
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