Dr. Philip Stieg, MD

Dr. Philip Stieg, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Philip Stieg, PhD, MD, is the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He received his B.S. degree in 1974 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neuroscience from Albany Medical College of Union University in 1980, and his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1983. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a fellowship in cell transplantation for restorative neurological function at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Stieg has developed an international reputation in the area of cerebrovascular disorders and skull base surgery. He has been active in many international courses and been broadly published. He has contributed to groups such as the Joint Sections of Cerebrovascular Surgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS) where he now assists in the capacity of past chairman. In addition, he is the past President of the Society of University Neurosurgeons. A recipient of multiple awards and honors, including citations in "Who's Who in Health and MedicalServices" and "The Best Doctors in America." Before joining the Cornell Physician Organization, Dr. Stieg was the Associate Chief in Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

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New York, NY 10065
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  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HIP Health Plan of New York
  • Medicaid

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Care Philosophy

After having earned my Ph.D. in Neuroscience, I became fascinated by the intricacies and processes of the central nervous system, and the role a neurosurgeon plays in tracing them. I realized that neurosurgeons are responsible for far more than surgical intervention. We play a critical role in getting our patients back to living normal lives, with healthy brain function. That's why I went on to earn an M.D. degree as well. 

I consider it an honor to treat patients with brain tumors and cerebrovascular disorders. The challenges are immense, but I get the daily satisfaction of helping patients get back to the families, and their lives.

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Dr. Stieg's Experience

Dr. Stieg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Concussion
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Facial Pain
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Meningiomas
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Neuro Endovascular Surgery
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Tumor Resection

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.


  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Med Coll Of Wi
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Karolinska Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Albany Medical College
    Other Education | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stieg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stieg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stieg to family and friends
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Dr. Stieg's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Bayside, NY |
Dr. Steig did emergency brain surgery on me in February 2017 and I've been receiving therapy since. I'm convinced that his expertise contributed greatly to the excellent progress I've made in recovering from my stroke.
Lindenhurst, NY |
He is amazing!
in West Babylon, NY |
Dr.Steig is absolute the very best! He is personable, caring, great listener! He gives you the absolute facts and does not rush you to make decisions. He has been my dr. for 3.5 years. If you have neurological problem he's your man!
in NJ |
Very personable and knowledge
in Delray Beach, FL |
Dr. Stieg gave me back my peace of mind and health. Pressure of my head is gone. 6 hr. surgery went well. All I have is praises for him. Also, he has great bed manners.
in NY, NY |
I deeply think Dr. Stieg is a great neuro surgeon. I had my surgery done recently and I couldn't be happier with the recovery process. I honestly did not know what to expect after the surgery, but I also didn't expect to be back at work after only 4 1/2 weeks. It is nothing more than a miracle for me. And I'm eternally thankful to Dr. Stieg for this miracle.
in Ramsey, NJ |
Dr. Stieg is a amazing surgeon with an wonderful team. Anupama, his surgical nurse is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and patient. Dr. Stieg saved my life and I had very little after effects post-surgery. From what I've heard, people who have had my surgery suffer many more after effects than I have experienced. He is a kind and very competent doctor with much experience. I am eternally grateful to him and his team. Words cannot express how thankful I am to have been under their care.
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