Babacar Cisse, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurological Surgery

Locations and Appointments

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Personal Statement

Dr. Cisse is an award-winning neurosurgeon who performs a wide range of surgical procedures for brain and spine conditions, with special expertise in primary and metastatic brain and spinal tumors as well as in trigeminal neuralgia. He utilizes multiple advanced techniques to achieve the safest outcomes for his patients. These techniques include neuro-navigation, ultrasound, advanced imaging, motor and speech mapping, and endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques. 

Dr. Cisse is fluent in English, French, Arabic, and Wolof.

Honors and Awards

New York SuperDoctors Rising Stars 2019-2022
NIH Loan Repayment Program Award, 2014-2016

Frederick P. Gay Memorial Award for achievement in microbiology, Columbia, 2010
PhD with Distinction, Columbia University, 2009
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31), NIH, 2008-2010
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, 2004-2006
Summer Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2002
Reamer Kline Award, Bard College, 2002
Frederick P. Gay Memorial Award for achievement in microbiology, Columbia, 2010
Harold Griffiths Award for Excellency in Chemistry, Bard College, 2002
Gustave Aufricht Memorial Scholarship, Bard College, 2002
HHMI Undergraduate Fellowship University of Illinois, 2000
Distinguished Scientist Scholarship, Bard College, 1999-2003

Clinical Expertise
Brain Tumor
Spine Tumors
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Rathke's Cleft Cyst
Glioblastoma Multiforme
Benign Tumor of Spinal Cord
Brain Tumor Surgery
Brain Tumor, Recurrent
Brain Tumors
Chordoma Tumor
Malignant Germ Cell Tumor
Pineal Tumor
Pituitary Tumor
Brain Surgery
Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain
Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery
Trigeminal Neuralgia Syndrome
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Neurosurgical Oncology
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Endoscopic Neurosurgery
Intraventricular Endoscopic Neurosurgery
Minimally Invasive (Endoscopic) Neurosurgery
Endoscopic Craniopharyngioma Surgery
Functional Brain Mapping
  • M.D., Ph.D.
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • B.A.
    Bard College
  • Assistant Attending Neurological Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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