Language: English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Gender: Male
Neurological Surgery
56-20 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
P: 718-670-1837 | F: 718-661-7186
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Neurological Surgery
1305 York Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10021
P: 718-670-1837 | F: 718-661-7186
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  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • 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
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Carotid Stenosis

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 Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • 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 [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • 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]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]


  • B.S.E., Duke University, 2001
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 2006



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

Assistant Attending Neurological Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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 New York Hospital Queens, which is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. 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. 

Dr. 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.

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