Eric Elowitz, M.D.

Neurological Surgery
Eric Elowitz

Eric Elowitz, MD is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spinal surgery. In January 2010, Dr. Elowitz joined the nationally recognized Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The US News and World Report: America's Best Hospitals survey for 2009-2010 has ranked NewYork-Presbyterian as having the #5 Neurology and Neurosurgery program in the nation, and the #1 program in New York. As a member of the Weill Cornell Spine Center, Dr. Elowitz continues to help advance the field of minimally invasive spinal surgery. His aim is always to assure state-of-the-art care with individual attention to each patient's unique needs.

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DR. ELOWITZ SEES PATIENTS AT TWO OFFICES:
520 East 70th Street (east of York Avenue)
Starr Pavillion, Room 651
New York, NY 10065

and:
1305 York Avenue (at 70th Street)
Brain and Spine Center, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10065

Please confirm the location of your appointment with your patient coordinator. Print out your new patient forms in advance.

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Dr. Elowitz obtained his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 1986 and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. He received his neurosurgical training at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn . He joined the Beth Israel Medical Center staff in 1993 and became Director of Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in 2004. In 2010, Dr. Elowitz joined the faculty in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Elowitz specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of degenerative spinal disease including herniated cervical and lumbar discs and spinal stenosis. He also has a clinical interest in surgery of spinal tumors. Dr. Elowitz has presented scientific papers at national neurosurgery meetings and in 1998 received the Young Investigator Award from the Section on Tumors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his research on malignant gliomas.

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Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Publications

 


1.     Goldman SS, Elowitz E, Flamm ES: Effect of Traumatic Injury On Membrane Phosphatase Activity in Cat Spinal Cord. Exp Neurol 82:650-662, 1983.

 

2.    Dow-Edwards DL, Elowitz EH, Freed LA, Friedlander ME, Milhorat TH: Cerebral Metabolic Interactions between Thyroid State and Imipramine in the Rat. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 244:463-467, 1988.           

 

3.    Milhorat TH, Elowitz EH, Johnson RW, Miller JI: Spontaneous Movement of Bullets in the Brain. Neurosurgery 32:140-143, 1993.

 

4.    Elowitz EH, Johnson WD, Milhorat TH: Computerized Tomography (CT)-Localized Stereotactic Craniotomy for Excision of a Bacterial Intracranial Aneurysm. Surgical Neurology 44:265-269, 1995.

 

5.    Bergland RM, Elowitz EH, Coderre JA, Joel DD, Chadha M: A Phase 1 Trial of Intravenous Boronophenylalanine-fructose Complex in Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme. In: Y. Mishima (ed.) Cancer Neutron Capture Therapy, pp. 739-746. New York, Plenum Press, 1996.

 

6.    Joel DD, Bergland RM, Capala J, Chadha M, Chanana AD, Coderre JA, Elowitz EH, Liu HB, Slatkin DN: Early Clinical Experience of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for Glioblastoma Multiforme. In: Hagen et al. (eds.) Radiation Research 1895-1995: Volume 2: Congress Lectures, Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Radiation Research., pp. 944-947. Wurzburg: H.Sturtz, AG, 1996

 

7.    Elowitz EH, Chadha M, Iwai F, Coderre JA, Joel D, Slatkin DN, Chanana AD: A Phase I/II Trial of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) for Glioblastoma Multiforme Using Intravenous Boronophenylalanine-fructose Complex and Epithermal Neutrons: Early Clinical Results. In: B. Larsson, J. Crawford, R. Weinreich (eds.) Advances in Neutron Capture Therapy. Volume I, pp. 56-59. Amsterdam, Elsevier Science, 1997.

 

8.    Coderre JA, Elowitz EH, Chadha M, Bergland RM, Capala J, Chanana AD, Joel DD, Liu HB, Slatkin DN: Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for Glioblastoma Multiforme Using p-Boronophenylalanine and Epithermal Neutrons; Trial Design and Early Clinical Results. J NeuroOnc 33:141-152, 1997.

 

9.    Kohan D, Downey LL, Lim J, Cohen NL, Elowitz E: Uncommon Lesions Presenting as Tumors of the Internal Auditory Canal and Cerebellopontine Angle. Am J Otology 18:386-392, 1997.

 

10. Joel DD, Chadha M, Chanana AD, Coderre JA, Elowitz EH, Gebbers J-O, Liu HB, Micca PL, Nawrocky MM, Shady M, Slatkin DN: Uptake of the BPA Into Glioblastoma Multiforme Correlates with Tumor Cellularity. In: B. Larsson, J. Crawford, R. Weinreich (eds.) Advances in Neutron Capture Therapy. Volume II, pp. 225-228. Amsterdam, Elsevier Science, 1997.

 

11. Chadha M, Capala J, Coderre JA, Diaz AZ, Elowitz EH, Wielopolski L, Chanana AD: Radiation Dosimetry of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for Glioblastoma Multiforme: Correlation with Clinical Outcome. In: B. Larsson, J. Crawford, R. Weinreich (eds.) Advances in Neutron Capture Therapy. Volume II, pp. 575-579. Amsterdam, Elsevier Science, 1997.

 

12. Coderre JA, Chanana AD, Joel DD, Elowitz EH, Micca PL, Nawrocky MM, Chadha M, Gebbers J, Shady M, Peress NS, Slatkin DN: Biodistribution of Boronophenylalanine in Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme: Boron Concentration Correlates with Tumor Cellularity. Radiation Research 149:163-170, 1998.

 

13. Feghali JG, Elowitz EH: Split Calvarial Graft Cranioplasty for the Prevention of Headache After Retrosigmoid Resection of Acoustic Neuromas. Laryngoscope 108:1450-1452, 1998.

 

14. Elowitz EH, Bergland RM, Coderre JA, Joel DD, Chadha M, Chanana AD: Biodistribution of p-Boronophenylalanine (BPA) in Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme: Potential for Use in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. Neurosurgery 42:463-469, 1998.

 

15.    Chadha M, Capala J, Coderre JA, Elowitz EH, Iwai J, Joel DD, Liu HB, Wielopolski L, Chanana AD: Boron-Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Using the Epithermal Neutron Beam at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Int J Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 40:829-834, 1998.

 

16.    Chanana AD, Capala J, Chadha M, Coderre JA, Diaz AZ, Elowitz EH, Iwai J, Joel DD, Liu HB, Ma R, Pendzick N, Peress NS, Shady MS, Slatkin DN, Tyson GW, Wielpolski L: Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for Glioblastoma Multiforme: Interim Results from the Phase I/II Dose-Escalation Studies. Neurosurgery. 44:1182-1193, 1999.

 

17.    Tihan T, Davis R, Elowitz E, DiCostanzo D, Moll U: Practical Value of Ki-67 and p53 Labeling Indexes in Stereotactic Biopsies of Diffuse and Pilocytic Astrocytomas. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 124:108-113, 2000

 

18.    Diaz AZ, Chanana AD, Capala J, Chadha M, Coderre JA, Elowitz EH, Iwai J, Joel DD, Liu HB, Ma R, Pendzick N, Peress NS, Shady MS, Slatkin DN, Tyson GW, Wielopolski L: Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for Glioblastoma Multiforme: Results fron the Initial Phase I/II Dose Escalation Studies. In: MF Hawthorne, K Shelly, RJ Wiersema (eds.) Frontiers in Neutron Capture Therapy. Volume I, pp. 61-72. New York, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001.

 

19.    Elowitz EH, Capala J, Coderre JA, Cohen DS, Diaz AZ, Joel DD, Chanana AD: Case Studies of Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme Treated with Boron Neutron Capture Therapy at the Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor. In: MF Hawthorne, K Shelly, RJ Wiersema (eds.) Frontiers in Neutron Capture Therapy. Volume I, pp. 87-92. New York, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001.

 

20.    Smith DR, Chandra S, Coderre JA, Joel DD, Slatkin DN, Chanana AD, Elowitz EH, Nawrocky MM, Micca PL, Morrison GH: Ion Microscopy Imaging of Boron from p-Boronophenylalanine in Surgically Acquired Samples of Human Brain Tumor Tissue. In: MF Hawthorne, K Shelly, RJ Wiersema (eds.) Frontiers in Neutron Capture Therapy. Volume II, pp. 899-903. New York, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001.

 

21.    Bilsky MH, Downey RJ, Kaplitt MG, Elowitz EH, Rusch VW: Tension Pneumocephalus Resulting from Iatrogenic Subarachnoid-pleural Fistulae: Report of three cases. Ann Thorac Surg. 71:455-457, 2001

 

22.    Martin SW, Lefton DR, Pinto RS, Rosenblum M, Elowitz E: MR Imaging Characteristics of Amyloid Deposits in Pituitary Adenoma. AJNR. 23:368-370, 2002.

 

23.    Yanni DS, Chwajol M, Starke RM, Elowitz E, Perin NI: Indirect Decompression in Lumbar Stenosis with Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF). Submitted Neurosurgery. Submitted 6/2009.

 

 

Presentations

1.    A Phase 1 Trial of Intravenous Boronophenylalanine-fructose Complex in Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme. Sixth International Symposium on Neutron Capture Therapy for Cancer. Kobe, Japan. October 1994.

 

2.    Pitfalls and Complications of the Retrosigmoid Translabrynthine Approach to Acoustic Neuromas. International Skull Base Congress/ Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society. San Diego. July 1996.

 

3.    A Phase I/II Trial of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) for Glioblastoma Multiforme Using Intravenous Boronophenylalanine-fructose Complex and Epithermal Neutrons: Early Clinical Results. Seventh International Symposium on Neutron Capture Therapy for Cancer. Zurich. September 1996.

 

4.    Radiation Dosimetry of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for Glioblastoma Multiforme: Correlation with Clinical Outcome. Seventh International Symposium on Neutron Capture Therapy for Cancer. Zurich. September 1996.

 

5.    Chairman Endoscopic Surgery of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. New York March 1997.

 

6.    Split-Thickness Calvarial Cranioplasty After Retromastoid Approach to Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors: Demonstration of Bony Fusion Using 3-Dimensional CT Scanning. American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Denver. April 1997.

 

7.    A Phase I/II Trial of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) for Glioblastoma Multiforme Using Intravenous Boronophenylalanine and Epithermal Neutrons. American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Denver. April 1997.

 

8.    Split Calvarial Graft Cranioplasty for the Prevention of Headache After Retrosigmoid Resection of Acoustic Neuromas. Eastern Section Meeting Triologic Society. New York. January 1998.

 

9.    Intraoperative Monitoring of Transcranial Electrical Motor Evoked Potentials: A Review of 50 Cases. American Association of Neurology. April 1998.

 

10. Case Studies Of Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme Treated With Boron Neutron Capture Therapy At The Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor. Eighth International Symposium on the Neutron Capture Therapy of Cancer. La Jolla. September 1998.

 

11. Ion Microscopy Imaging of Boron from p-Boronophenylalanine (BPA) in Surgically Acquired Samples of Hman Brain Tumor Tissue. Eighth International Symposium on the Neutron Capture Therapy of Cancer. La Jolla. September 1998.

 

12. Safety and Efficacy of BNCT for Glioblastoma Multiforme: Results from the Initial Dose Escalation Studies. Eighth International Symposium on the Neutron Capture Therapy of Cancer. La Jolla. September 1998.

 

13. Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Of Glioblastoma Multiform At Brookhaven National Laboratory: Results Of The Phase I/II Trial. Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Seattle. October 1998.

 

14.    F-Wave Recordings from the Mental Muscle: An Adjunct to Intraoperative Facial Nerve Monitoring During Acoustic Neuroma Surgery. American Neurotology Society. April 1999.

 

15.    Evaluation of Radiation Effect in Glioblastoma Multiforme Patients Treated with Boron Neutron Capture Therapy at Brookhaven National Laboratory. American Association of Neurological Surgeons. New Orleans. April 1999.

 

16.    Advances in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Neurology, Beth Israel Medical Center. October 2006

 

17.    Satisfaction with Indirect Decompression in Lumbar Stenosis with the XLIF Procedure. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. Phoenix. March 2009

 

18.    Surgical Management of Lumbar Synovial Cysts: To Fuse or Not to Fuse: A 65 Patient Experience and Review of Literature. AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. Phoenix. March 2009

 

19.    Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Indirect Decompression of Spinal Stenosis Following XLIF Surgery. Society of Lateral Access Surgeons. April 2009

 

20.    Presacral Approach (AxialIF) to Lumbar Fusion. Indications and Controversies of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. New York. December 2009

Honors and Awards

 

Young Investigator Award                                       1998

             AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors                       

 

Summa Cum Laude - Doctor of Medicine              1986

            State University of New York/Downstate

 

Alpha Omega Alpha                                              1984