Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.

Neurological Surgery

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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.

Biographical Info

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
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 Expertise
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 and Microdiscectomy, Lumbar
Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy, Spine, Lumbar
Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy, Spine, Thoracic or Lumbar
Lumbar Discectomy
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 Deformity of Spine
Post-Laminectomy Kyphosis
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
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 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
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
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
Surgical Correction of Scoliosis
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal and Head Injuries
Spinal Arthrodesis
Spinal Arthrodesis and Decompression
Spinal Compression Fracture
Spinal Vascular Malformation
Foot Drop
  • M.D.
    New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • B.A.
    Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
  • Assistant Attending Neurological Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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