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Biographical Info

Dr. Ning Lin is an award-winning neurosurgeon who brings a unique combination of neurosurgical and endovascular experience in treating a wide range of vascular diseases of the brain and spine. Dr. Lin has expertise in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders including aneurysms, AVMs, carotid stenosis, cavernous malformations, Moyamoya disease, intracranial atherosclerotic disease, and intracranial hemorrhage. He also specializes in the treatment of brain and spinal tumors, pituitary tumors, and Chiari malformations. Dr. Lin sees patients and performs surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

TrainingDr. Lin received his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University and was given the Leonardo da Vinci Award upon graduation.  He obtained his M.D. degree and graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lin completed his neurosurgery residency and served as chief resident at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, and obtained fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology at the Gates Vascular Institute, SUNY Buffalo. 

ResearchDr. Lin’s research interests include neuronal protection and restoration post-stroke and intracranial hemorrhage; hemodynamic alteration after aneurysm treatment via flow diversion; and outcome studies of innovative, minimally invasive neurosurgical devices and techniques.  He has also published on the topics of morphological parameters and aneurysm rupture risk, safety and efficacy of flow diversion for aneurysm treatment, and the utility of administrative database to study neurosurgical trends. Dr. Lin is a recipient of the prestigious Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) Fellowship Award and Research Updates in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons (RUNN) Award.

For more information or to request an appointment, please visit us at neurosurgery.weillcornell.org or call 718-670-1837.

Board Certifications
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Clinical Expertise
Minimally Invasive (Endoscopic) Neurosurgery
Brain Tumor
Brain Aneurysm Surgery
Aneurysm
Carotid Artery Surgery
Moyamoya Syndrome
Pituitary Surgery
Chiari Malformation
Cerebrovascular Disease
Carotid Artery Disease
Intracranial Aneurysm
Pituitary Disease
AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation)
Carotid Stenosis
Languages
English
Chinese (Mandarin)
Education 
  • M.D.
    Harvard Medical School
    2006
  • B.S.E.
    Duke University
    2001
Appointments 
  • Associate Attending Neurological Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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