Rohan Ramakrishna, M.D.
Neurological Surgery
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Rohan Ramakrishna, M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English
Insurance: 40 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments



  • Surgery, Neurological
  • Neuro-Oncology


  • Brain Tumor
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Orbital Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Craniopharyngioma Surgery
  • Cushing Disease
  • Astrocytoma
  • Meningioma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Gliomas


Board Certifications

  • Surgery, Neurological

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Alvina and Willis Murphy Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Attending Neurological Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Attending Neurological Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2002


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Personal Statement

As a surgical neuro-oncologist, I strive to provide my patients with the most technically advanced, compassionate care possible. Being diagnosed with a brain tumor is always unexpected and difficult, but we strive to ensure that you are as fully informed as possible about your diagnosis and the proposed treatment plan. We realize that every person is different and thus we take great care to  construct an individualized treatment plan in a multi-disciplinary setting. In addition, I believe that safety of a surgical procedure is of utmost importance; to that end, we use the most advanced brain mapping and microsurgical techniques available to maximize tumor removal and optimize safety. Finally, we promise to be fully available to you both pre- and postoperatively as you navigate the healing process. 


Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna is an award-winning neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors and other central nervous system tumors. Dr. Ramakrishna treats patients with gliomas, metastatic disease, skull base lesions, and pituitary disorders. He employs advanced awake mapping, imaging techniques, and microsurgery to ensure maximal tumor removal and achieve the safest possible surgical outcomes. Furthermore, Dr. Ramakrishna works with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the best possible treatment strategies are offered to his patients. He sees patients at the Brain Tumor Center at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center as part of the surgical neuro-oncology team.

Training Dr. Ramakrishna received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Biology and Philosophy, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society upon graduation. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramakrishna completed his neurosurgery residency and served as chief resident at the University of Washington. He then went on to complete a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Research Dr. Ramakrishna’s research interests include novel drug delivery strategies to treat malignant brain and skull base tumors using advanced polymer and nanoparticle technology. Additionally, Dr. Ramakrishna is interested in developing new vaccine-based therapies for glioma and in helping to develop new clinical trials and outcome measures to advance the care of brain tumors. He has published and spoken extensively on these topics and has received multiple awards, including prestigious training and research grants from the NIH and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Consortium.

To learn more or to request an appointment, please visit or call 212-746-1996


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
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans