Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, MD

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
38 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological endocrinology, and more.Read his story

Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Center

1305 York Ave Fl 9

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthFirst

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ramakrishna performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Brain Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Brain Cancer
very high
more than 91% of peers
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Ramakrishna's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ramakrishna's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ramakrishna "As Co-Director of the Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma at New York Presbyterian and Director of the Brain Metastasis Program at Weill Cornell Medicine, my clinical and research goals are to advance the field of brain tumor therapy. At Weill Cornell. we use the most advanced technologies and surgical procedures available to safely remove tumors. For example, we use advanced intraoperative brain mapping techniques to identify essential areas of brain function prior to tumor removal. In addition, we use small endoscopes and microsurgery to remove tumors in otherwise difficult to access locations. In selected cases, we also use small lasers to treat brain tumors that can allow you to go home the day following surgery. Finally, we use stereotactic radiosurgery when applicable. These technologies, and others, ensure that tumors are treated in the safest, least invasive way possible. After surgery, our world class Neuro-Oncology team will assess the type of brain tumor you have and come up with an individualized care plan. In fact, our team hails from some of the most respected cancer centers in the world. I trained at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas prior to joining Cornell and our head Neuro-Oncologist, Dr. Howard Fine, lead the Neuro-Oncology Branch at the National Institutes of Health prior to joining our team. In certain instances, a clinical trial may be appropriate and here at Weill Cornell, we have some of the most exciting new investigational agents available, including tumor vaccines and novel chemotherapies. Please do not hesitate to contact my office for questions or to make an appointment. We will work hard to ensure that the best, most individualized treatment plan is made for you."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ramakrishna "My goals are to educate you and your family about your problem and fully explain the operative and non-operative options you have to treat your condition. I am always available to my patients and our team works tirelessly to keep access and the lines of communication open. Being presented with the diagnosis of a brain tumor can be stressful, and we work hard to ensure your time with us is useful, educational, and compassionate. "

4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Endocrinology
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neuro-Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

75  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracranial Germ Cell Tumor
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Lacrimal Gland Tumor
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Brain
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Metastatic Tumors (Nervous System)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 2
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Orbital Lymphoma
  • Orbital Nerve Tumor
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Apoplexy
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prolactinoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Disorders
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
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33  Procedures

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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 Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Washington Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Washington Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ramakrishna has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ramakrishna's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ramakrishna to family and friends
35 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

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Dr. Ramakrishna's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

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  • Time well spent


Patient Comments (13)

Dr. Ramakrishna is a caring, compassioned and extremelly knowledgeable doctor.
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Dr. Ramakrishna and his staff were terrific and, in my view, went even beyond their call of duty in their care and treatment of my mom’s condition. Excellent service and professionalism with very fast response time. Would highly recommend.
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Amazing surgeon/doctor! Highly recommend. Very thorough and easy to talk to.
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He is a conscientious doctor. Always be patient in answering questions Thank you for your patient treatment.
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It was a great pleasure to have the surgery with Dr. Ramakrishna . He is very skilled in his own field and clearly an asset for for Cornell. And to add a short note, Linda was of great help. She helped me to calm down and soothe me down whenever I was in doubt. Thank you, Cornell.
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