Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.
Pediatric Neurological Surgery
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Caitlin Hoffman, M.D.

Pediatric Neurological Surgery

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery


  • Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
  • Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
  • Craniofacial Anomaly
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Hydrocephalus In Newborn
  • Epilepsy
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Intracranial Arachnoid Cyst
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Cyst, Arachnoid
  • Medulloblastoma, Childhood
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Congenital
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Repair of Chiari Malformation
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Moyamoya
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Spinal Dysraphism
  • AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)
  • Brain Trauma
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities
  • Pediatric Stroke
  • Pediatric Hydrocephalus
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniofacial Disorders


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

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 and Academic Positions

  • 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

Education and Training

  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2007
  • B.A., Columbia University, 2002


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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