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Dr. David Harter, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Harter

NYU Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates

317 E 34th St Ste 1002 New York, NY 10016

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Dr. David Harter, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery, pediatric hematology & oncology, and more.

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(212) 263-6419

Dr. Harter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Community Health Choice
Health Net
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Husky Health
INTotal Health
Midwest Health Plan
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Peach State Health Plan
Simply Healthcare Plans
Staywell (Wellcare)
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
Wellcare of Georgia

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Dr. Harter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harter treats Hydrocephalus more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Harter treats this condition more than 88% 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
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harter treats Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Harter treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Chiari's Deformity

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harter treats Chiari's Deformity more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Harter treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric

Dr. Harter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Ear Disorders
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Meningiomas
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Retina Diseases
  • Revascularization
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

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


  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications


Childrens Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Maryland Medical System
Residency Hospital
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Internship Hospital
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
State University of New York At Buffalo
Undergraduate School


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What People Say About Dr. David Harter, MD
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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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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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