Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.
Neurological Surgery
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Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.

Neurological Surgery

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

I strive to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to my patients. I work with them and their families to provide the optimal solution to medical problems, both inside and outside the operating room. I'm proud to collaborate with the internationally recognized faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, where I work within a multi-specialist team that includes pain management doctors, neurologists, rehab doctors, physical therapists, oncologists, endocrinologists, and nutritionists to provide a safe, timely, and focused treatment plan custom-designed for each patient.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Spine Surgery


  • Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Malignant Tumor of Spinal Cord
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Acute Herniated Disc
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back and Neck Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures For Back/Neck Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Upper and Middle Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor of Spinal Cord
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Discectomy of Cervical Spine
  • Endoscopic Discectomy of Lumbar Spine
  • Endoscopic Discectomy of Spine
  • Endoscopic Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy of Cervical Spine
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy of Spine
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy of Thoracic Spine
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy, Lumbar
  • Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy, Spine, Lumbar
  • Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy, Spine, Thoracic or Lumbar
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy, Spine, Cervical, Endoscopic
  • Microdiscectomy, Spine, Thoracic, Endoscopic
  • Cervical Laminectomy
  • Endoscopic Laminectomy of Cervical Spine
  • Laminectomy For Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Laminectomy and Fusion of Lumbar Spine With Instrumentation
  • Laminectomy at Multiple Levels
  • Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
  • Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Stenosis In Cervical Region
  • Spinal Stenosis of Cervical Region
  • Spinal Stenosis, Cervical Region
  • Cervical Spine Disease
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Tumor
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Compression Fracture of Cervical Spine
  • Compression Fracture of Cervical Vertebra
  • Compression Fracture of C-Spine
  • Compression Fracture of Spine
  • Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Congenital Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Deformity of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Deformity
  • Scoliosis Deformity of Spine
  • Degenerative Arthritis of Cervical Spine
  • Degenerative Arthritis of Lumbar Spine
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
  • Endoscopic Laminoforaminotomy of Lumbar Spine
  • Compression Fracture of Lumbar Vertebra
  • Herniated Intervertebral Disc of Lumbar Spine
  • Herniated Lumbar Disc Without Myelopathy
  • Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
  • Epidural Abscess (Embolic) of Spinal Cord
  • Excision, Neoplasm, Spinal Cord
  • Foraminotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Foraminotomy of Cervical Spine
  • Global Health
  • Head Trauma
  • Herniated Cervical Intervertebral Disc
  • Herniated Intervertebral Disc
  • Herniated Thoracic Intervertebral Disc
  • History of Herniated Intervertebral Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
  • Repair of Herniated Intervertebral Disc
  • Herniated Vertebral Disc
  • Image Guided Neurosurgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty at Multiple Levels
  • Kyphoplasty of Cervical Spine
  • Kyphoplasty of First Lumbar Vertebral Body
  • Kyphoplasty of L1 and L4 Vertebrae
  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine
  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine With Fluoroscopic Guidance, Single Level
  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine With Imaging Guidance
  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine With Imaging Guidance, Single Level
  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine at 2 Levels
  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine at 3 Levels
  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine at 5 Levels
  • Kyphoplasty of Lumbar Spine at Single Level
  • Kyphoplasty of Single Level
  • Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty
  • Decompression of Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Osteotomy
  • Prolapsed Cervical Intervertebral Disc
  • Neuronal and Mixed Neuronal Glial Neoplasm of Spinal Cord
  • Removal, Neoplasm, Spinal Cord
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasm
  • Surgical Removal of Neoplasm of Spinal Cord
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis (And Kyphoscoliosis), Idiopathic
  • Scoliosis of Cervical Spine
  • Scoliosis of Cervicothoracic Spine
  • Scoliosis of Lumbar Spine
  • Scoliosis of Lumbosacral Spine
  • Scoliosis of Thoracic Spine
  • Scoliosis, Congenital
  • Scoliosis, Radiation Induced
  • Scoliosis/Kyphoscoliosis
  • Surgical Correction of Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal and Head Injuries
  • Arthrodesis
  • Spinal Arthrodesis
  • Spinal Arthrodesis and Decompression
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Quadriplegia
  • Foot Drop


Dr. Ibrahim Hussain is an accomplished neurosurgeon with advanced fellowship training in endoscopic, minimally invasive, and complex reconstructive spine surgery. He treats patients with the full spectrum of spinal disorders, including those with disc herniations, age-related degenerative arthritis, fractures, spinal cord injury, infections, primary and metastatic spinal tumors, congenital anomalies, and scoliosis. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to revision surgeries in those who have had prior spine surgery, and those with peripheral nerve problems such as tumors and compressive neuropathies. Having trained with pioneers of spine surgery at some of the top neurosurgical institutions in the world, Dr. Hussain uses and is involved in the development of state-of-the-art intraoperative technologies that aim to make surgeries safer and less invasive, including three-dimensional computer-assisted navigation, endoscopy, robotics, and augmented reality.  He has special interest in performing outpatient and “awake” spine surgeries using Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols when appropriate for patients, which aim to get patients home faster, with less pain, and without the negative effects of general anesthesia.

Dr. Hussain is also committed to advancing the field of spine surgery through other avenues. He is actively engaged in biomedical research and the surgical education and training of Weill Cornell Medicine students, residents, and international fellows. He has published more than 25 book chapters on surgical techniques and neurologic disorders in neurosurgical textbooks used by trainees and surgeons around the world. Additionally, Dr. Hussain has been recruited as a surgical consultant for a number of implant, biotechnology, and bioengineering companies in order to provide expertise for the innovation of next-generation molecular treatments and medical device engineering in spinal surgery.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

2022 AANS Annual Meeting – Spine Top Abstracts
2020 Michael L. J. Apuzzo Resident Literature Award for Creativity and Innovation
2019 Weill Cornell Medicine-New York Presbyterian Distinguished Housestaff Award
2019 AANS Medical Student Chapter at Cornell – Distinguished Teaching Award
2018 Stewart B. Dunsker, MD Award- AANS Annual Meeting Top Clinical Spine Abstract
2018 AANS/CNS DSPN Charles Kuntz IV Scholar Award-Top 20 Spinal Disorders Abstract
2017 AANS/CNS DSPN Charles Kuntz IV Scholar Award-Top 20 Spinal Disorders Abstract
2012 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) – NJMS Chapter
2012 Class of 1985 Scholarship – NJMS Alumni Association
2012 Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship – Muhlenberg Foundation
2011 Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship – Muhlenberg Foundation
2011 The Richard E. Pelosi Endowed Scholarship – NJMS Alumni Association
2010 Edna and Howard Alger Memorial Scholarship – NJMS Alumni Association
2010 Doris Duke Research Fellowship Award
2009 Sigma Xi – Scientific Research Society – NJMS Chapter
2008 NJMS-UH Cancer Center Summer Research Fellowship Award
2008 1st Place – NJMS-UH Cancer Center Summer Research Fellowship Presentations
2005 Alpha Epsilon Delta – Pre-medical Honor Society – Rutgers Chapter


Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Neurological Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2013
  • B.A., Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, 2008


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
  • AgeWell New York
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • 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 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
  • 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

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

Other Interest:
3DBio Therapeutics; Johnson & Johnson; OnPoint Surgical, Inc.