Lynn McGrath, Jr., M.D.
Neurological Surgery
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Lynn McGrath, Jr., M.D.

Neurological Surgery

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Gender: Male


Specialties and Expertise


  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery


  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Acute Herniated Disc
  • Bulging Disc
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Repair
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures For Back/Neck Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Upper and Middle Back Pain
  • Herniated Vertebral Disc
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Image Guided Neurosurgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis (And Kyphoscoliosis), Idiopathic
  • Scoliosis Correction
  • Scoliosis Deformity of Spine
  • Scoliosis Due to Degenerative Disease of Spine In Adult Patient
  • Surgical Correction of Scoliosis
  • Endoscopic Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Myelopathy
  • Spinal Arthrodesis and Decompression
  • Spinal Arthrodesis
  • Compression Fracture of Spine
  • Endoscopic Discectomy of Spine
  • Endoscopic Laminoforaminotomy of Lumbar Spine
  • Foraminotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Foraminotomy of Cervical Spine
  • Excision, Neoplasm, Spinal Cord
  • Removal, Neoplasm, Spinal Cord
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasm
  • Surgical Removal of Neoplasm of Spinal Cord


Dr. Lynn McGrath is an award-winning neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. He is trained in both traditional open as well as cutting-edge minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgical techniques. He is committed to utilizing this wide range of capabilities to tailor an approach uniquely suited to each patient. In addition, Dr. McGrath is internationally renowned as an innovator working to develop diagnostic tools using artificial intelligence, work for which he was named the Congress of Neurological Surgeons “Innovator of the Year” in 2019. An acclaimed speaker and educator, Dr. McGrath has given more than 30 invited lectures around the world about advanced minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, neurosurgical applications of machine learning, and cutting-edge diagnostic methods for concussion and traumatic brain injury.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Congress of Neurological Surgeons “Innovator of the Year” 2019


Clinical and Academic Positions

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

Education and Training

  • M.D., College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, 2013
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 2007


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
  • Amida Care
  • 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
  • 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

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:
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