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    • Position
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
    • Specialty
    • Neurosurgery
    • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
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1000 Tenth Avenue Suite 10-C
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-636-4671
10 Union Square East 5th Floor, Suite 5P
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-636-4671

Chanland (Chan) Roonprapunt, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon, based at Mount Sinai West with office hours at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Phillips Ambulatory Care Center. He has a broad experience in the treatment of surgical disorders of the nervous system. He has a special interest in Chiari Malformations, syringomyelia, and spinal conditions.

Dr. Roonprapunt completed his neurosurgical training at Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai West of New York, NY. He continued his training with an orthopedic spine fellowship at the Beth Israel Spine Institute of New York, where he gained a significant experience in spinal instrumentation in the management of spinal degeneration and deformity.

With a unique background in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine, he is prepared to treat all spine conditions, by utilizing minimally invasive techniques of decompression and stabilization. He also has experience in artificial disc replacement in the cervical and lumbar spine. He has published multiple book chapters and articles in the neurosurgical literature regarding management of Chiari Malformations and intramedullary spinal tumors. He has lectured nationally on these topics.

Dr. Roonprapunt graduated from the medical scientist training program at New York University School of Medicine, where he received MD and PhD degrees. His PhD thesis involved the study of acute spinal cord injury. He earned his B.A. degree in Biology at Cornell University.

Dr. Roonprapunt has been recognized within the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons 2007 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and Strathmore’s Who’s Who in 2007 and 2008. He has had the Patient’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Award from American Registry from 2010 through 2013. Dr. Chan Roonprapunt has been selected into Castle and Connolly's Top Doctors of New York in Neurological Surgery in 2016 and 2017.



Clinical Focus

  • Arnold-Chiari Syndrome
  • Atlanto-axial Instability
  • Biopsy
  • Cervical Arthroplasty
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Computer Guided Crainiotomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Herniated Disk
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Meningioma
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Posterior Cervical Instrumentation/Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Keyhole Foraminotomy
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sports Neurosurgery
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Thoracic/Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Thoracic/Lumbar Pedicle Screw Fixation and Fusion
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculostomy

Research Topics

Spinal Cord


MD, NYU Medical Center

Residency, Neurological Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowship, Spine Surgery
Beth Israel Medical Center - Spine Institute


English, Spanish