Mount Sinai Morningside is ranked among the top 30 programs in the country in Neurology/Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report® 2023-2024. We are especially known for our expertise with stroke and cerebrovascular services, and spine and brain injuries.

One of the major advances over the past two decades in treating severe head injuries has been the development of standardized approaches that follow international and national guidelines. The rapid assessment, stabilization, and treatment of patients with brain and spine injuries are essential to their recovery. Mount Sinai Morningside neurosurgeons are trained to quickly stabilize, diagnose, and treat patients with brain or spinal trauma. With neurologists and neurosurgeons available 24/7 to respond to emergencies, Mount Sinai Morningside is designated as a Level II Trauma Center which is able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients.

The Level II Trauma Center at Mount Sinai Morningside includes:

  • 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, and critical care
  • Providing trauma prevention and continuing education programs for staff 
  • Incorporating a comprehensive quality assessment program

A brain injury can range from a mild concussion to a severe injury that might result in coma or even death. Sudden and profound injury to the brain may be followed by secondary brain injury—a cascade of cellular, chemical, tissue, or blood vessel changes that develop in the hours to days after an accident. Patients with severe head injuries may require monitoring to determine if the brain has swollen and if pressure inside the skull has increased, which can lead to brain damage. Our physicians use intracranial pressure monitoring to measure the level of pressure within a patient's skull.

Additionally, minimally invasive spine surgery is used by neurosurgeons at Mount Sinai Morningside whenever these techniques can achieve comparable or better results compared to standard open surgical procedures.

Lastly, with our state-of-the-art 3D fluoroscopy and intra-operative navigation systems, we are able to perform the most advanced and precise procedures, offering our patients access to the best available neurosurgical technology.

Thanks to neurosurgeon Divaldo Camara, MD, patient Ronald Rossi defied the odds and made a dramatic recovery after a fall that resulted in traumatic brain injury. Read his story.

Meet Our Team

Neurosurgery Administrative Leadership
Saadi Ghatan, MD
Chair of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside

Patrick Reid, MD
Chief of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Morningside

Brain and Spine Neurosurgeons
Konstantinos Margetis, MD, PhD
Outpatient appointments available. Fluent in Greek.

Divaldo Camara, MD
Outpatient appointments available. Fluent in Portuguese.

Emergency Neurotrauma Neurosurgeons
Konstantinos Margetis, MD, PhD
Divaldo Camara, MD
Fedor E. Panov, MD
Chanland Roonprapunt, MD, PhD
Jeremy M. Steinberger, MD