Susan C. Pannullo, M.D.
Neurological Surgery
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Susan C. Pannullo, M.D.

Neurological Surgery

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Gender: Female
Language: English


Personal Statement

I am proud to be one of the few physicians in the world who is board-certified in both neurology and neurological surgery, and perhaps the only one also fellowship-trained in neuro-oncology. My neuro-oncology practice focuses on management of complex benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine. My neurosurgical practice is dedicated to the use of a noninvasive technology called "stereotactic radiosurgery" to treat — without pain or hospitalization — tumors affecting the brain and spine, arteriovenous malformations and trigeminal neuralgia.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Radiation Oncology


  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Stem Glioma
  • Brain Tumor
  • Neurosurgical Oncology
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Spine Tumors


Susan Pannullo, MD is the Director of Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurological Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is Board Certified in both Neurology and Neurological Surgery, and is Fellowship-trained in Neuro-Oncology.

Dr.Pannullo received her undergraduate degree with Honors in Anthropology from Cornell University in 1983 and her Medical Degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1987. Following a Medicine Internship at Harvard-Beth Israel Medical Center, she completed a Neurology Residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1991. From 1991 to 1992, she was an American Cancer Society Fellow in Neuro-Oncology at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She then completed a second residency in Neurological Surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1997, becoming the program's first female graduate. Her research has included numerous clinical trials as well as laboratory research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, she is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and has an additional appointment as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. Dr. Pannullo is a frequently requested speaker. Her areas of particular expertise include treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors and Stereotactic Radio surgery.


A summary of Dr. Pannullo's Education, Training and/or Special is listed as following:

Medical School: Cornell University Medical College

Internship: Harvard-Beth Israel Medical Center (Medicine)

Residency: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (Neurology) New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (Neurological Surgery)

Fellowship: Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Neuro-Oncology)

Specialties: >> Neuro-Oncology >> Stereotactic Radiosurgery >> Gamma Knife >> LINAC(X-Knife) >> Neurosurgical Oncology

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 212-746-2438 or visit information about Stereotactic Radiosurgery:


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  •    Cum Laude , Cornell University Department of Anthropology
  •    American Cancer Society, Fellowship Award


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Robert G. Schwager, MD ‘67 Education Scholar - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Neurological Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 1987


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

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