Dr. David Harter, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 54

Neurosurgery

Dr. David Harter, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1994. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. David Harter, MD

Maimonides Medical Center

4802 10th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11219
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(718) 283-6000
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (1/6/2020)View details
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Dr. Harter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hydrocephalus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harter treats Hydrocephalus more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Harter treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harter performs Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Harter performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Brain Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harter treats Brain Cancer more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Harter treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Harter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Tear
  • Hemophilia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Willebrand Disease

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(718) 283-6000

Dr. Harter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Guardian
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Husky Health
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inHealth
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INTotal Health
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Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
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Molina Healthcare
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MultiPlan
MVP Health Care
Oxford Health Plans
Peach State Health Plan
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Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
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Dr. Harter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Harter

4.4

Based on 33 ratings

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1 Star
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Thank you Dr. Harter for everything you have done for me since my first visit in 2011, back surgeries until now! I never realized how much of a risk my surgeries were and I am so grateful you operated on me to give me so much back. I know I was a hassle at times but you had so much patience (Maggie too :p). Any time a doctor brings up surgery for something orthopedic on me, my family is like why can't Dr. Harter do it?! Haha.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Emily – Aug 11, 2020
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Dr Harter has been my son's neuro surgeon for over 10 years. Originally my son had another Neuro at NYU that could not correct his shunt problems because my son has slit ventricles. They attempted many shunt revisions. The shunt would be ok for a little while then it would fail. Dr Harter was new to the NYU team at a time when the doctor's kept operating on my son but this time couldn't get the shunt to work properly. So we put our trust in Dr Harter & thank God we did!! Before Harter entered the picture my son had about 28 shunt surgeries because it just kept failing or getting infected. But since Dr Harter's last surgery over 10 years ago my son has not needed any shunt revisions. This guy is a God to me. Thank you Dr Harter, God has given you a gift to help kid's lives and we are blessed to have you. I just wish we met you when my son was born ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eli – Aug 09, 2020
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Dr. Harter is an excellent neurosurgeon. My daughter was suffering from migraines for a couple of months this summer. Went to emergency room in Staten Island and they found a tumor on her brain. We were transferred to NYU in the city where we first met Dr. Hill. The care my daughter received at that point was stellar. Dr. Harter, Dr. Hill and Ruth Gonzalez visited us every day answered all our questions before and after surgery and really care about their patients. I could not have asked for a better outcome for my daughter. Thank you so much for saving her life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mary in Staten Island , NY – Sep 15, 2019
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First, I would like to state that there are no words to effectively express my gratitude and admiration for Dr David H. Harter and his entire staff. Dr Harter has unending patience and compassion for my daughter and our family. He answered all my questions and concerns pre surgery, promptly returned phone calls and made himself available before, during and after the surgery. Dr Harter promised to take care of all of us during my daughter’s treatment and he and his staff delivered completely. The treatment we received was stellar… from scheduling appointments in the office with Maggie, to pre- surgery preparation with Ruth, the surgery, hospital stay and follow up in the weeks following. Dr. Harter and his staff set the highest standards for medical care.
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May 07, 2019
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Thankful for Doctor Harter for removing my brain tumor. The surgery was a success. As soon as I met him I felt extremely comfortable and knew I was in good hands. He visited every day in the ICY following surgery and his staff is incredible as well. Overall amazing surgeon and person.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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NY – Jan 11, 2019
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Dr harter removed a dermoid tumor from my sons head in 2013. He made us feel comfortable in his hands from day 1. He was extremely knowledgable, kind, and compassionate. He really makes you feel calm and collected when going through a rough time. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a wonderful neurosurgeon
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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May 14, 2018
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I am forever grateful to Dr. Harter and his team who saved my husband’s life by removing colloid cyst after complication from another surgeon's failed try. My gratitude to Dr. Harter and his team are beyond words. Dr. Harter is knowledgeable, professional, understanding, and personable. His calmness and positivity gave me great strength in the past two months. He is not one of those competent but ill-tempered *ss. He is a kind-hearted good man. We were very very fortunate to be in the best hands
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Yuan – Sep 15, 2017
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I am writing to let everyone know how disappointed and heartbroken we were with Dr. Harter' s care. His office is disorganized and frankly doesn't seem like they care about patients in the least. We cancelled our son's surgery with Dr. Harter because I don't think that my son would receive good post operative care. They couldn't get their act together to send me pre-op information. I had to call time after time to get any type of information without any luck. I'm not impressed with Dr. Ha
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jersey City, NJ – Jul 01, 2017
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Dr. Harter performed a risky surgery by performing a subtotal resection of a JPA tumor growing out of my 12 year old daughter's brainstem. He managed to get out more tumor than anticipated and caused her no neurological deficits. I didn't trust any other doctor but him and I got many opinions. There were many doctors that deemed her tumor inoperable because of its location. He spent a lot of time answering all our questions and was very honest about possible outcomes. His hands are blessed!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Ny – Jun 23, 2017
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I am utterly thankful and blessed to have had brain surgery completed by Dr. Harter. I was very recently diagnosed with ganglioglioma in the right temperal lobe of the brain. Dr. Harter had been completely helpful and has considerably spent a lot of time with my parents and I before my surgery procedures to make certain that we understood the circumstances. He is incredibly kind and never gives you the feeling that he is just your surgeon, but also a friend who is willing to hear your opinions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mahnoor A. in Brooklyn, NY – Dec 13, 2016
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would not even see my son because his avm was on his foot. then sent us to nyu referral nurse line who referred us back to the same group. How can you call this compassion care, when my son is in pain everyday and doctors who refuse to help a child.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Middletown, NY – Jun 21, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our goal is to provide effective, efficient and compassionate patient (and family) centered care.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Childrens Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University of Maryland Medical System
Residency Hospital
2000
University Of Maryland-Baltimore
Residency Hospital
1995
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Internship Hospital
1994
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
State University of New York at Buffalo
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. David Harter, MD accept new patients?

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What conditions does Dr. David Harter, MD treat?

Dr. Harter frequently treats the following conditions: Hydrocephalus, Brain Cancer, and Acute Lymphoid Leukemia. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. David Harter, MD's office address?

Dr. Harter's office is located at 4802 10th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. David Harter, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Harter provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. David Harter, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. David Harter, MD is affiliated with NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital.

Is Dr. David Harter, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. David Harter, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

How much experience does Dr. David Harter, MD have?

Dr. Harter has over 28 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. David Harter, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Dr. David Harter, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Maimonides Medical Center

Maimonides Medical Center4802 10th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11219
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NYU Langone Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates

NYU Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates317 E 34th St Ste 1002 New York, NY 10016
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Harter is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital

New York, NY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

36 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Pulmonary Care™ (2023)