Dr. William Cobb, MD

Dr. William Cobb, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. William Cobb, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Ridgewood, NJ and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Newark in 2006 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Contact Information

(201) 327-8600

Insurance Accepted

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

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
more than 81% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 67% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
more than 63% of peers

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Dr. Cobb's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cobb "Dr. William S. Cobb graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania before receiving a Doctoral degree in neuroscience from Rutgers University studying the neurochemistry and neurophysiology of the brain. Upon completing his doctoral degree, Dr. Cobb then graduated from the New Jersey Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and received the NJMS highest student honor, the Stanley S. Bergen, Jr., M.D. Medal of Excellence award. He subsequently completed his Surgery internship and Neurological Surgery residency at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. In addition, Dr. Cobb spent 2 years in the lab during his residency doing a neuro-oncological research fellowship at Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center studying the development of brain tumors. Dr. Cobb continues to have a strong interest in diseases of the brain and spine with a particular focus in neurological oncology. In particular, he is interested in the use of stereotactic radiosurgery in conjunction with surgical intervention in the treatment of tumors of the brain and spine. Dr. Cobb also has a strong interest in minimally invasive spine surgery for the treatment of degenerative spine and intervertebral disk disease. Dr. Cobb is based in our Northern New Jersey practice out of Ridgewood, NJ with access to the latest technology including frameless intraoperative guidance systems, stereotactic radiosurgery, minimally invasive techniques and endoscopy to treat a variety of neurological conditions. He is the Director of Neurosurgical Oncology at Valley Hospital."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cobb "Our philosophy on patient care incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach using evidence-based strategies in order to provide a cutting-edge treatment plan. Our team focuses on providing compassionate and individualized attention to each patient?s personal needs during the course of his or her treatment. We strive to educate patients so that they understand their diagnosis and can make informed decisions. Our patient first philosophy allows for a greater and more satisfying patient experience."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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15  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Endoscopy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Newark
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-New York Weill Cornell Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. William Cobb, MD
Dr. Cobb performed my shunt surgery two years ago which got me started on the road to recovery. He and his nurse Lindsay recommended physical therapy using a special treadmill to improve my walking and cognitive therapy to improve my memory. Therapy took a lot of work and a bit of determination,...Read More
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Trish B. in Mahwah, NJ – Jun 09, 2017
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This was my first time having surgery. I was nervous and apprehensive about the process. The professionalism and genuine concern of Dr. Cobb and the entire staff was very reassuring. They followed up and kept me informed from the day I made my initial appointment through my recovery period. I am...Read More
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Frank Schmidt in Fair Lawn, NJ – May 16, 2017
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Dr Cobb was awesome from start to finish with my neck surgery. He has greatly improved my quality of life and he has relieved my constant pain.
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KZ in Denville NJ – Mar 23, 2017
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There are no words that could ever express my gratitude for Dr. Cobb. I was at a breaking point and had given up all hope of ever being pain free. He gave me my life back! I am now 3 weeks post up and the past year of agony is gone. So if your someone out there that has given up hope, Dr. Cobb is...Read More
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Maria Ballester in Oakland, NJ – Feb 23, 2017
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I had a back issue for many years. I always manage to deal with the pain without needing major work done. This was due to my stubbornness and fear of surgery. One day I took a turn for the worst. Seeking medical help my primary Dr. recommended Dr. Cobb. Unlike other Doctors, Dr. Cobb answered most...Read More
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Chris Chilimintris in Clifton, NJ – Dec 14, 2016
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