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Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.

Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Locations and Appointments

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Biographical Info

Dr. Hoffman is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery as well as in adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery. She has completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery with a focus on surgical epilepsy, and has performed extensive research on the molecular mechanisms of progression of brain tumors, specifically medulloblastoma. Her clinical research includes venous anomalies in craniosynostosis, early surgical treatment for Rasmussen’s encephalitis, minimally invasive methods of treating hydrocephalus and intracranial cysts, and the characteristics and safety of invasive monitoring for pediatric neurovascular disorders such as AVM. 

Dr. Hoffman sees patients at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, and performs surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

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Dr. Hoffman graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, before receiving her M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed a neurosurgical residency and chief residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, then went on to complete advanced fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto.

During her neurosurgical training, Dr. Hoffman was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Housestaff Award by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the 2012 Dr. Kenneth Shulman Award by the AANS Pediatric Section,  and the 2011 New York State Neurosurgical Society-Resident Research Award; in 2006 she was selected for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society.


Dr. Hoffman has published academic papers in leading journals including Cancer Research, Nature Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics on topics ranging from mechanisms of tumor progression to pediatric cerebrovascular disorders. 

Dr. Hoffman sees patients at:

1305 York Avenue, 9th Floor (At 70th Street)

New York, NY 10022

She also sees patients in Brooklyn and Queens; please talk with the office staff about which location is best for you.

To request an appointment with Dr. Hoffman please visit or call 212-746-2363.

Honors and Awards

Victor and Tara Menezes Clinical Scholar in Neuroscience

Weill Cornell Healthcare Leadership Fellowship 2016-2017

Antigua Epilepsy Week Grant, November 6-9th, 2016

Distinguished Housestaff Award, 2013

Dr. Kenneth Shulman Award- AANS Pediatric Section, 2012

New York State Neurosurgical Society-Resident Research Award, 2011

Falcon Award,  2008

Alpha Omega Alpha,  2006

Dr. Connie Guion Scholarship, 2006-2007 

Ida Scudder Scholarship (Vellore, India),  2007

Phi Beta Kappa, 2002

Board Certifications
American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Clinical Expertise
Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
Craniofacial Anomaly
Hydrocephalus In Newborn
Arachnoid Cyst
Chiari Malformation
Intracranial Arachnoid Cyst
Cyst, Arachnoid
Medulloblastoma, Childhood
Pediatric Epilepsy
Epilepsy Surgery
Hydrocephalus, Congenital
Arnold-Chiari Malformation
Repair of Chiari Malformation
Pediatric Brain Tumors
Moyamoya Disease
Spinal Dysraphism
AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)
Brain Trauma
Craniofacial Abnormalities
Pediatric Stroke
Pediatric Hydrocephalus
Brain Surgery
Craniofacial Disorders
  • M.D.
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • B.A.
    Columbia University
  • Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Associate Attending Neurological Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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