Language: English
Gender: Male
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Neurological Surgery
1305 York Avenue , 9th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Specialties & Expertise


  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery


  • Chiari Malformation
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Ophthalmic Tumors
  • Gliomas
  • Tethered Cord
  • Spine Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive (Endoscopic) Neurosurgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Revascularization
  • Moyamoya Syndrome
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Spasticity Treatment
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Intraventricular Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Holoprosencephaly
  • Craniopharyngioma Surgery
  • Endoscopic Craniopharyngioma Surgery
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Endonasal Endoscopic Tumor Surgery

Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans


Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Attending Neurological Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2002
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1999
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1994

Honors & Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2011

New York Super Doctor, 2017

Attending Teaching Award, Given by Housestaff, Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery Residency, 2010

Shulman Award, Pediatric Section, AANS, 12/2007

Distinguished HouseStaff Award, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council, 11/2007

Hydrocephalus Assoc. Award, Pediatric Section, AANS, 12/2005

Resident Research Award, NY Neurosurgery Society, 4/2006

Sharma Foundation, Neurooncology Fellowship, $40,000, 6/2005-6/2006

Harold Wolff Research Prize, Cornell Medical School Neuroscience Research Award, 5/2002



Jeffrey Greenfield, MD, PhD is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. In addition he sees certain adult patients with congenital neurosurgical conditions. Compassionate clinical care, research, and education are all central to his philosophy as a neurosurgeon and physician.

As creator and director of the Chiari CARE program, Dr. Greenfield has developed an international reputation caring for children and adults with Chiari malformation, tethered cord, syringomyelia, and other associated conditions such as craniocervical instability, CSF leaks, and hydrocephalus as part of a large multidisciplinary team. Dr. Greenfield is a strong proponent of the unique concept of transitional neurosurgery – caring for patients with specific conditions from childhood through adulthood.

Dr. Greenfield also directs the pediatric skull base surgery program, evaluating and removing tumors of the pituitary gland region and skull base such as craniopharyngiomas with minimally invasive endoscopic tools. Dr. Greenfield is also expert in utilizing minimally invasive ventricular endoscopy of the brain to treat tumors, hydrocephalus, and cysts within the ventricles, and intraoperative brain and spine mapping and imaging to care for children with benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine.


Dr. Greenfield sees patients at:

1305 York Avenue (at 70th Street)
Brain and Spine Center, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10065


Find out more about:

The Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center

The Children's Brain Tumor Project

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