Rohan Ramakrishna, M.D.

Neurological Surgery

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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. 

Biographical Info

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 NewYork-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.

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Board Certifications
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Clinical Expertise
Brain Tumor
Pituitary Surgery
Orbital Tumor
Skull Base Surgery
Pineal Tumor
Acoustic Neuroma
Craniopharyngioma Surgery
Cushing Disease
Pseudotumor Cerebri
Spinal Tumors
Glioblastoma Multiforme
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor Surgery
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • B.A.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Attending Neurological Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Attending Neurological Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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