Dr. Susan Pannullo, MD

Dr. Susan Pannullo, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Female  |  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Susan Pannullo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, and more.Read her story

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

1305 York Ave Fl 9

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 88% of peers
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more than 76% of peers
more than 66% of peers

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Dr. Pannullo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pannullo "Dr. Pannullo is the Director of Neuro-oncology and the Director of Neurosurgical Radiosurgery at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center. Both a neurosurgeon and a neuro-oncologist, Dr. Pannullo is board-certified in both neurology and neurological surgery, is fellowship trained in neuro-oncology, and has completed specialty training in stereotactic radiosurgery. She is one of the few neurosurgeons in the world with a neurosurgical practice focused only on stereotactic radiosurgery, and one of the few neurosurgeons in the country with access to a CyberKnife, Gamma Knife, and Linear Accelerator (LINAC) to conduct stereotactic radiosurgery procedures. TRAINING Dr. Pannullo received her undergraduate degree with honors in Anthropology from Cornell University in 1983 and her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1987. Following a medicine internship at Harvard-Beth Israel Medical Center, she completed a neurology residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1991. From 1991 to 1992, she was an American Cancer Society Fellow in Neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She then completed a second residency in neurological surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1997, becoming the program's first female graduate. RESEARCH Dr. Pannullo's research background includes clinical studies at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as well as laboratory research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She currently oversees and directs the department's numerous single-center and multi-center brain tumor clinical trials."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pannullo "I am proud to be one of the few physicians in the world who is board-certified in both neurology and neurological surgery, and perhaps the only one also fellowship-trained in neuro-oncology. My neuro-oncology practice focuses on management of complex benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine. My neurosurgical practice is dedicated to the use of a noninvasive technology called "stereotactic radiosurgery" to treat  without pain or hospitalization  tumors affecting the brain and spine, arteriovenous malformations and trigeminal neuralgia."


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Lymphoma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Diplopia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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.


  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pannullo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pannullo's Reviews

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Dr. Pannullo's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Susan Pannullo and Weill Cornell were great. I was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma following a hearing exam with suspect results and then an MRI. MRI showed tumor growth so on the following day after two consultations, one with her and one with the oncologist, it was decided that we would...more
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My Acoustic Neuroma was treated with radiation, by an exemplary team headed by Dr. Pannullo. She is very experienced, smart, caring and explained my condition with all options, and side effects. My concerns were alleviated because she really listened to me. She was always responsive and reachable,...more
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