Dr. Paul McCormick, MD

Dr. Paul McCormick, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
62 y/o

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Dr. Paul McCormick, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery

710 W 168th St Fl 5

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
more than 80% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 75% of peers
Spinal Fusion
more than 73% of peers

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Dr. McCormick's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McCormick "Dr. McCormick's clinical practice and research have focused exclusively on the evaluation and management of patients with disorders of the spine and spinal cord. He is recognized as a world renowned expert on the microsurgical management of spinal tumors and vascular malformations. As Medical Director of the Columbia Presbyterian Spine Center Dr. McCormick is committed to the integration of a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of patients with spinal disorders."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McCormick "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. "

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ependymoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lipomas
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumor
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurogenic Claudication (NC)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Schwannoma
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
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16  Procedures

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 1982
  • New York Presbyterian-Columbia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McCormick has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Paul McCormick, MD
Have you ever heard the words, “you have an intramedullary spinal cord tumor” ? Well I unfortunately did. I was shattered and did not know who to see about this. I was shattered and in excruciating pain taking multiple prescription medications to control my pain. All this with numbness and mild...Read More
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Matt in NJ – Sep 04, 2018
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Excellent physician with a great personality. I was able to schedule an appointment and get treatment very expeditiously. It turned out to be an extremely rare tumor of the spine, but this hardly stunned Dr. McCormick! He handled it with ease and dexterity of someone who had seen a thousand of...Read More
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Utica, NY – Aug 05, 2017
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I recently had surgery by Dr. McCormack to replace 2 herniated disks in my cervical spine. I was in a precarious situation where the broken disk matter was pressed against my spinal cord so I needed surgery asap. Dr. McCormack clearly and simply explained the issues of the harm of my situation,...Read More
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New York, NY – Jul 30, 2017
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I was treated by Dr. McCormick from March-June 2017. He saw me the day after I sent my radiology reports; he removed a spinal tumor ten days later. I was in a great deal of pain when I first saw him and was rapidly losing feeling and strength in my legs. Thanks to his care, my active quality of...Read More
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Ridgewood, NJ – Jul 25, 2017
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There are no words to convey the skilll and integrity of Dr.Paul McCormick. My spinal tumor was expertly removed...the communication between team members was superb and the care post surgery excellent. This Doctor gave me back my ability to enjoy and appreciate all that's good. He's amazing
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Bonnie G in Roslyn, NY – Mar 25, 2017
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