Jeffrey P. Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Neurological Surgery

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Biographical Info

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.

His clinical expertise includes Chiari malformation, all forms of tethered spinal cord, pediatric brain tumors and congenital neurosugery into adulthood. 

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 or congenital neurosurgery – caring for patients with specific conditions from childhood through adulthood.

BLOG POST: Patients As Partners Dr. Greenfield writes about the importance of engaging and empowering even his youngest patients

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 an 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.


Looking for a second opinion? Dr. Greenfield can review your scans: Click here to upload your images. (If you do not have an account simply enter your email address and you will be prompted to create an account. Instructions here.)


Dr. Greenfield sees patients at:

1305 York Avenue (at 70th Street), 9th Floor New York, NY 10065


For more information about Dr. Greenfield, visit

To make an appointment, please call 212-746-2363.  

Weill Cornell Pediatric Neurosurgery

Children's Brain Tumor Project



Honors and Awards

Pediatric Brain Tumor Award, AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, 2018

Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2018-present

New York Super Doctor, 2017-present

Attending Teaching Award, Given by House Staff, 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


Board Certifications
American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Clinical Expertise
Chiari Malformation
Pediatric Brain Tumors
Spinal Cord Tumor
Tethered Cord
Spine Injury
Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
Minimally Invasive (Endoscopic) Neurosurgery
Spina Bifida
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Pineal Tumor
Arnold-Chiari Malformation
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spasticity Treatment
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Intraventricular Endoscopic Neurosurgery
Craniopharyngioma Surgery
Endoscopic Craniopharyngioma Surgery
Endonasal Endoscopic Tumor Surgery
Baclofen Pump Implantation
Pseudotumor Cerebri
Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Repair of Scoliosis In Pediatric Patient
Scoliosis Correction
Scoliosis Deformity of Spine
IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)
Pituitary Tumors
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
Congenital Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus In Newborn
Hydrocephalus, Congenital
Pediatric Hydrocephalus
Joint Pain
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • M.D.
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Ph.D.
    Cornell University
  • B.A.
    Amherst College
  • Attending Neurological Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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