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Osama Kashlan, MD

Neurological Surgery

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Biographical Info

Dr. Osama Kashlan is an award-winning, board-certified neurosurgeon who is fellowship trained in spine surgery. His specialty is minimally invasive spine surgery, including innovative new endoscopic and robotic approaches to the spine. Dr. Kashlan’s practice covers a wide range of spinal disorders, including degenerative spinal disorders, spinal trauma, scoliosis, spinal deformity, and spine tumors. He takes pride in ensuring all motion-sparing options — including disc replacement, facet replacement, and decompressive non-fusion endoscopic procedures — are exhausted prior to offering his patients fusion operations. He also has a special interest in tumors, infections, and congenital defects of the lumbosacral junction, with a vast experience in treating adult tethered cords and sacral pathologies requiring a sacrectomy or coccygectomy with or without lumbopelvic reconstruction.  

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Kashlan is an officer in the Air National Guard and has been involved in projects to improve treatment of head injuries on the battlefield in addition to spreading awareness regarding spinal cord injuries in special warfare operators. He also has a special interest in global neurosurgery and has led multiple neurosurgery mission trips around the world.

Dr. Kashlan sees patients in our Brooklyn offices. Please visit NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist

Honors and Awards

06/2004                                   BP/Amoco Scholarship for Excellence

06/2004                                   Eastman Scholarship for Excellence including a summer internship

                                                opportunity at Eastman Chemical Company

06/2005                                   Exemplary Student Award by the Department of Chemical and

                                                Biomolecular Engineering

06/2010                                   Alpha Omega Alpha

06/2014                                   Dean’s Scholarship by the School of Public Health

06/2014                                   Neurosurgery Academic Excellence Award

06/2015                                   John McGillicuddy Resident Leadership Award

06/2015                                   Consultant Award by Department of Emergency Medicine

06/2016                                   Nomination and selection to AANS Leadership Development Course

08/2016                                   Third place oral presentation at the Michigan Association of Neurologic

                                                Surgeons meeting

06/2017                                   Max Peet Teaching Award

06/2019                                   Nomination as Spine Surgeon Leader to Know in Becker’s Spine Review

06/2019                                   Selection as 2019 First Quarter Best Reviewer by Neurospine Journal

06/2020                                   Chosen by residents to receive Julian Hoff Teaching Award

06/2023                                   The Air and Space Commendation Medal by Air National Guard

Board Certifications
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Clinical Expertise
Acute Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Repair
Herniated Disc Surgery
Herniated Intervertebral Disc
Herniated Vertebral Disc
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Repair of Herniated Intervertebral Disc
Benign Tumor of Spinal Cord
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
Cervical Spinal Disorders
Complex Spinal Surgery
Decompression of Spinal Cord Tumor
Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Degenerative Spinal Disorder
Epidural Abscess (Embolic) of Spinal Cord
Excision, Neoplasm, Spinal Cord
Fusion, Spinal
Lumbar Spinal Disorders
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Malignant Tumor of Spinal Cord
Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions
Nerve Pain Due to Spinal Stenosis
Removal, Neoplasm, Spinal Cord
Spinal Abscess
Spinal Access Surgery
Spinal Cord Lesion
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Decompression Surgery
Spinal Discs
Spinal Disease
Spinal Disorder
Spinal Fracture
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Injury
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis Surgery
Spinal Stenosis of Lumbosacral Region
Spinal Stenosis of Sacral Region
Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region at Multiple Levels
Spinal Stenosis of Lumbar Region
Spinal Surgery
Spinal Tumors
Thoracic Spinal Fusion
Degenerative Spine Disease
Degenerative or Traumatic Spine Disorder
Disorder of Lumbar Spine
Endoscopic Discectomy of Lumbar Spine
Endoscopic Discectomy of Spine
Endoscopic Laminoforaminotomy of Lumbar Spine
Endoscopic Microdiscectomy of Spine
Herniated Intervertebral Disc of Lumbar Spine
Laminectomy and Fusion of Lumbar Spine With Instrumentation
Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy, Spine, Lumbar
Laminectomy and Microdiscectomy, Spine, Thoracic or Lumbar
Microsurgery of the Spine
Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
Scoliosis of Lumbar Spine
Scoliosis of Thoracic Spine
Scoliosis of Cervical Spine
Spine Degeneration
Spine Disorder
Spine Pain
Spine Surgery
Spine Tumors
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Low Back and Neck Pain
Lower Back Pain
Minimally Invasive Procedures For Back/Neck Pain
Neck and Back Pain
Upper and Middle Back Pain
  • M.P.H.
    University of Michigan
  • M.D.
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • B.S.
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Associate Attending Neurological Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Attending Neurological Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery (Pending Appointment at Rank)
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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