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Joshua Bederson

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  • Neurological Surgery


  • MD, Univ. of California, San Francisco

  • Residency, Surgery
    University of California Hospitals

  • Residency, Surgery
    Univ. of California, San Francisco

  • Fellowship, Microneurosurgery
    Zurich Univ Hospital

  • Fellowship, Neurovascular
    Barrow Neurological Institute


    Dr. Joshua Bederson became Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery on July 1, 2008. An expert in skull-base and cerebrovascular surgery, his specialty interests include surgical treatments of complex intracranial and spinal pathology such as meningiomas, skull base tumors and aneurysms, schwannomas, craniopharyngiomas, pituitary tumors, giant intracranial aneurysms, acoustic neuromas, neurovascular compression syndromes such as trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformations, and trans-nasal minimally invasive brain surgery, as well as treatment of cervical and lumbar spine disease. His vascular practice includes treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid artery disease, moyamoya disease and extracranial-intracranial bypass procedures. Dr Bederson has performed more than 3,000 neurosurgical operations at Mount Sinai.

    Dr. Bederson joined the faculty in 1992 as the Director of the The Clinical Program for Cerebrovascular Disorders and served as Vice-Chairman from  2001 to 2008 and Director of the Residency Program from 2002 to 2009. He earned his medical degree and completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of California in San Francisco. While a resident, he did advanced study programs in neuropathology at the University of Torino in Italy, as well as microvascular and skull-base neurosurgery at the University Hospitals of Zurich, Switzerland, and the University Medical Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He also completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

    At Mount Sinai Dr Bederson was the first neurosurgeon to receive an NIH-RO1 as principal investigator. He established the first basic science laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery, developing models of stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage. An advocate of collaboration with other accomplished physicians and scientists at Mount Sinai, Dr. Bederson developed one of the first interdisciplinary clinical programs with the Department of Neurology Stroke Program, and fostered collaborative efforts with the Department of Otolaryngology, the Cancer Institute, and the Translational Neuroscience Center. Dr. Bederson launched the Brain Surgery Simulation Program in 2012.  He has served as Chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurosurgeons Cerebrovascular Section and is Chair of the American Heart Association's writing group on subarachnoid hemorrhage.

    In The News

    Dr. Bederson performed emergency surgery on the New York police officer stabbed in the head on April 17. Read the full New York Times article.

    Dr. Bederson and his work on treating meningiomas were recently profiled in The Daily News feature, The Daily Check Up. View the article.


  • 2011 - 2014
    Super Doctors
    New York Times

  • 2007 -

  • 2004 -
    Distinguished Alumnus, Class of 1979

  • 2001 - 2013
    Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area
    Castle Connolly Guides

  • 1990 -
    John Greene Research Award
    Arizona Neurosurgical Society

  • 1986 -
    Henry B. Newman Award
    San Francisco Neurological Society

  • 1986 -
    Resident Award
    International Microsurgical Society

  • 1982 -
    Alpha Omega Alpha

  • 1978 -
    Phi Beta Kappa


Binello E, Bederson JB, Kleinman GM. Hemangiopericytoma: collision with meningioma and recurrence. Neurol Sci 2010 March 3;.

Meyers PM, Schumacher HC, Higashida RT, Derdeyn CP, Nesbit GM, Sacks D, Wechsler LR, Bederson JB, Lavine SD, Rasmussen P. Reporting standards for endovascular repair of saccular intracranial cerebral aneurysms. Stroke 2009 May; 40(5): 366-379.

Sehba FA, Flores R, Muller A, Friedrich V, Chen JF, Britz GW, Winn HR, Bederson JB. Adenosine A(2A) receptors in early ischemic vascular injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurosurg 2009 Nov;.

Gilad R, Fatterpekar GM, Gandhi CD, Winn HR, Patel AB, Bederson JB, Naidich TP. Intracranial tumors: cisternal angle as a measure of midbrain compression for assessing risk of postembolization clinical deterioration. Radiology 2009 Jun; 251(3): 892-900.

Bederson JB, Batjer HH, Connolly ES, Dacey RG, Dion JJ, Diringer M, Duldner J, Harbaugh RE, Patel AB, Rosenwasser RH. Guidelines for the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a statement for healthcare professionals from a special writing group of the Stroke Council, American Heart Association. Stroke 2009 Mar; 40(3): 994-1025.

Eloy JA, Carneiro E, Vibhute P, Genden EM, Bederson JB, Som PM. A rare prevertebral ordinary lipoma presenting as obstructive sleep apnea: CT and MR imaging findings. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2008 Sept; 134(9): 1001-1003.

Gandhi CD, Gilad R, Patel AB, Haridas A, Bederson JB. Treatment of ruptured lenticulostriate artery aneurysm. J Neurosurg 2008 Jul; 109(1): 28-37.

Eloy JA, Carai A, Patel AB, Genden EM, Bederson JB. Combined endoscopic-assisted transclival clipping and endovascular stenting of a basilar trunk aneurysm: Case Report. Neurosurgery 2008 Mar; 62(3 Suppl 1): 142-144.

Reis C, Genden EM, Bederson JB, Som PM. A rare spontaneous osteosarcoma of the calvarium in a patient with long-standing fibrous dysplasia: CT and MR findings. Br J Radiol 2008 Feb; 81(962): e31-e34.

Eloy JA, Bederson JB. A rare prevertebral ordinary lipoma presenting as obstructive sleep apnea: computed tomographic and resonance imaging findings. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 2008 Sep; 134(9): 1001-1003.

Eloy JA, Fatterpekar GM, Bederson JB, Shohet MR. Intracranial mucocele: an unusual complication of cerebrospinal fluid leakage repair with middle turbinate mucosal graft. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2007 Aug; 137(2): 350-352.

Eloy JA, Bederson JB, Smouha EE. Petrous Apex aspergillosis as a long-term complication of cholesterol granuloma: case report and review of the literature. Laryngoscope 2007 Jul; 117(7): 1199-1201.

Sehba FA, Friedrich V, Makonnen G, Bederson JB. Acute cerebral vascular injury occurs after subarachnoid hemorrhage and its prevention by administration of a nitric oxide donor. J Neurosurg 2007 Feb; 106(2): 321-329.

Sehba FA, Bederson JB. Mechanisms of acute brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurol Research 2006; 28(4): 381-398.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Bederson during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Surgical Theater, LLC

Equity (Stock or stock options valued at greater than 5% ownership of a publicly traded company or equity of any value in a privately held company)

  • Surgical Theater, LLC

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