Athos Patsalides, M.D.

Neurological Surgery
Athos Patsalides

My main goal is to provide exceptional patient care in the diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases of the brain and spine. As part of a team of experts in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuroradiology and Neurological Critical Care, I work diligently to provide state-of-the art treatment in one of the premier academic institutions of the country. I believe in helping my patients understand their disease and the available treatment options so that they will be able to take control of their own health

Dr. Patsalides is an Interventional Neuroradiologist in the Department of Neurological Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. He is Assistant Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery, and the Alvina and Willis Murphy Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Patsalides received his Medical Degree from the University of Athens, Greece and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. After completing his medical studies, he received a scholarship from the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences and moved to the United States to conduct research at the National Institutes of Health. He completed his training at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He is the recipient of multiple national awards from the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Neuroradiology, and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. Dr. Patsalides is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and a senior member of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and the American Society of Neuroradiology. He is also member of national committees of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Patsalides is expert in the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine and carotid stenosis. He has published extensively on the treatment of brain aneurysms, brain and spine vascular malformations and stroke and has given lectures and presentations in multiple national and international meetings and courses. He is also expert in minimally invasive procedures for spinal compression fractures (kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty) for patients with osteoporosis, multiple myeloma and spinal tumors. Dr. Patsalides' clinical research interests include the development of new intra-arterial chemotherapy treatments for spinal, and head and neck tumors and novel minimally invasive treatments for spinal tumors. He is leading two FDA approved clinical trials, one for intra-arterial chemotherapy for spinal tumors and the other for the treatment of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) using angioplasty and stenting.


Dr. Patsalides sees patients at our upper east side offices, our lower Manhattan office, and in our new Astoria, Queens, office.  Please confirm the location of your appointment with your patient coordinator by calling 212-746-2821.


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Interventional Neuroradiology

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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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]



Original Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals
1.      A Patsalides, JF Fraser, MJ Smith, D Kraus, YP Gobin, HA Riina. Endovascular treatment of carotid blowout syndrome: Who and How to treat. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (in print).
2.      A Patsalides, M Smith, YP Gobin. Intra-procedural aneurysm rupture treated with NBCA embolization: technical note. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (in print).
3.      E Makariou, A Patsalides. Intracranial Calcifications. Applied Radiology (in print).
4.      Butman JA, Kim HJ, Baggenstos M, Ammerman JM, Dambrosia J, Patsalides A, Patronas NJ, Oldfield EH, Lonser RR. Mechanisms of morbid hearing loss associated with tumors of the endolymphatic sac in von Hippel-Lindau disease. JAMA. 2007 Jul 4;298(1):41-8
5.      Khoromi S, Blackman MR, Kingman A, Patsalides A, Matheny LA, Adams S, Pilla AA, Max MB. Low Intensity Permanent Magnets in the Treatment of Chronic Lumbar Radicular Pain. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 Oct;34(4):434-45
6.      Patsalides AD, Atac G, Hedge U, Janik J, Grant N, Jaffe ES, Dwyer A, Patronas NJ, Wilson WH. Lymphomatoid granulomatosis: Abnormalities of the brain at MR imaging. Radiology 2005 Oct;237(1):265-273
7.      AD Patsalides, LV Wood, GK Atac, E Sandifer, JA Butman, N. PatronasCerebrovascular disease in HIV-infected pediatric patients: Neuroimaging findings. American Journal of Roentgenology 2002; 179 (4):999-1003
8.      AD Patsalides, A Raptis, NJ Patronas. Spontaneous remission of paralysis due to spinal epidural hemorrhage. Applied Radiology 2006 Feb;35(2):44-46
9.      Khoromi S, Patsalides A, Parada S, Salehi V, Meegan JM, Max MB. Topiramate in chronic lumbar radicular pain. J Pain. 2005 Dec;6(12):829-36
10.   EA Boudreau, K Liow, CM Frattali, E Wiggs, P Feuillan, S Sato, AD Patsalides, N Patronas, LG Biesecker, WH Theodore. Hypothalamic Hamartomas and Seizures: Distinct Natural History of Isolated and Pallister-Hall Syndrome Cases. Epilepsia. 2005 Jan;46(1):42-47
11.   E Makariou, AD Patsalides, E Harley. Dehiscence of Lamina Papyracea: MRI findings. Clinical Radiology Extra 2004; 59: 40-42
12.   Wartenberg KE, Patsalides AD, Yepes MS. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Spectroscopy (MRS) in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Is Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy superior to conventional diagnostic tools? Journal of Neuroimaging. 2004 Apr;14(2):180-6
13.   Wartenberg KE, Patsalides AD, Yepes MS.  Tacrolimus-Induced Transient DWI Changes in a Patient with Reversible Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome.  Acta Radiol. 2004 Oct;45(6):674-8
14.   J Yu, CA Koch, A PatsalidesEctopic Cushing’s Syndrome caused by an Esthesioneuroblastoma. Endocrine Practice 2004; 2:119-124
15.   C Frattali, JR Duffy, I Litvan, AD Patsalides, J Grafman. Yes/No Reversals as Neurobehavioral Sequela: a disorder of language, praxis or inhibitory control? European Journal of Neurology 2003; 10:103-106
16.   Image Interpretation Session and Junior Image Interpretation Session, ECR 2002, Vienna. European Radiology 2002; 12(1): F1-F20
17.   Moran SA, Patsalides AD, Patronas N, Cochran C, LeRoith D. A Case of a Hidden Pituitary Adenoma Causing Acromegaly.  EndoTrends 2002; 9(1): 1,9-13
Book Chapters and Editorials
1.   A. Patsalides, YP Gobin. Intracranial Atheromatous Disease: When and How to Treat. Chapter in: “Surgical Endovascular Neuroradiology” (C. Prestigiacomo). In print
2.  M. Smith, A. Patsalides, H. Riina. Intra-operative angiography. Chapter in: “Surgical Endovascular Neuroradiology” (C. Prestigiacomo). In print
3.  A. Patsalides, E. Tzatha, YP Gobin. New devices in acute stroke. US Neurology. In print

Honors and Awards


2009               Recipient of the “Michael Brothers Memorial Award” in Interventional Neuroradiology
2007               Outstanding Resident of the Year, Department of Radiology, Georgetown University 
2007               Radiological Society of North America Research Award
2006               Radiological Society of North America Research Award
2005               Radiological Society of North America Research Award            
2004               JT Rutherford Fellow of the American College of Radiology
2002               Image Interpretation Session, European Congress of Radiology
2002               “Outstanding presentation in Head and Neck Radiology", American Society of Neuroradiology
2001               Scholar of the European Congress of Radiology
2001               “Cum Laude” for poster presentation, American Society of Neuroradiology
2001               Grant recipient by the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences