Joshua B Bederson, MD Email Joshua Bederson
- PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Neurosurgery
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- The Mount Sinai Hospital 212-241-2377 212-241-2377
Joshua B. Bederson, MD, is the Leonard I. Malis, MD / Corinne and Joseph Graber Professor of Neurosurgery and System Chair for the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Health System. 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. 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 4,000 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-Chair from 2001 to 2008 and Director of the Residency Program from 2002 to 2009. He became Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in 2008.
Dr. Bederson 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 The Mount Sinai Hospital, 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 Tisch Cancer Institute, and the Translational Neuroscience Center. Now the Neurosurgery Simulation Core, Dr. Bederson launched the Brain Surgery Simulation Program in 2012.
Dr. Bederson previously served as the President of the New York Society for Neurosurgery and was Chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurosurgeons Cerebrovascular Section. Dr. Bederson is currently Chair of the American Heart Association's writing group on subarachnoid hemorrhage. In 2019, Dr. Bederson was honored at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting as the Cerebrovascular Section's M. Gazi Yasargil Lecturer.
Listen to Dr. Bederson's episode of Mount Sinai's "Real, Smart People" Podcast
Read about how Dr. Bederson planned a patient’s complex cavernous malformation resection entirely via telemedicine—meeting her in person for the first time on the day of her surgery—in the 2020 Neurology & Neurosurgery Specialty Report
IN THE NEWS
Dr. Bederson discusses using cutting edge technology to treat patients more effectively. “The technology has made surgeries safer,” said Dr. Bederson. Watch the full METROFOCUS video.
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.
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Acoustic Neuroma Removal
- Arnold-Chiari Syndrome
- Brain Aneurysm
- Brain Metastasis
- Brain Surgery
- Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
- Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer-Adult
- Brain Tumors
- Brain, Spine Tumors
- Carotid Artery Stenosis
- Cavernous Malformations
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
- Chiari Malformation
- Cushing's Syndrome
- Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF)
- Endovascular Embolization
- Epidermal Cyst
- Glioblastoma Multiforme
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)
- Low Back Pain
- Microvascular Clipping
- Microvascular Occlusion
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Pituitary Diseases
- Skull Base Surgery
- Skull Base Tumor/Cancer
- Spinal Cord Tumors
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Subdural Hematoma
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Brain, Brain Imaging, Imaging
MD, Univ. of California, San Francisco
University of California Hospitals
Univ. of California, San Francisco
Zurich Univ Hospital
Barrow Neurological Institute
M. Gazi Yasargil Lecturer
American Association of Neurological Surgeons - Cerebrovascular Section
New York Times
Top Doctors Cancer
Castle Connolly Guides
Distinguished Alumnus, Class of 1979
Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area
Castle Connolly Guides
John Greene Research Award
Arizona Neurosurgical Society
International Microsurgical Society
Henry B. Newman Award
San Francisco Neurological Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Beta Kappa
Developing models of stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Brain Surgery Simulation
Developing simulation for the training and assessment of neurosurgeons.
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Bederson during 2021 and/or 2022. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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)
- Blink TBI
- Endostream Medical
- RIST NEUROVASCULAR
- Surgical Theater, LLC
- serenity medical
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- Carl Zeiss Group
- Surgical Theater, LLC
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