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John Abrahams, M.D.

 

The most serious brain and spine injuries in the Hudson Valley are brought to Westchester Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center and teaching hospital for New York Medical College. There, Dr. John Abrahams spends hours in surgery treating emergency cases. He performs difficult procedures, such as complex spinal surgery and skull base operations.

He has successfully treated hundreds of brain aneurysms using state-of-the-art technology and protocols. A full-time faculty member, Dr. Abrahams is an associate professor of Neurosurgery at New York Medical College.

Dr. Abrahams also is an inventor and entrepreneur. He has developed a new medical hydrogel to substantially reduce bleeding during surgery, as well as an injection to treat back pain. An effective advocate of medical research, Dr. Abrahams is launching the Westchester Neuroscience Research Foundation to research spinal cord injuries, stroke recovery, and brain tumors.

Education:
B.S. LeMoyne College (Physics), Syracuse, New York
M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Biomedical Engineering), Rensselaer, New york
M.D. New York Medical College, New York, New York

Postgraduate Training and Fellowships:
Intern in General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York
Resident in Neurosurgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvlania
Research Associate, Institute for Medicine & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvlania
Philadelphia Spine Fellow, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvlania

Specialty Certification:
American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations:
White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York
Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, New York
Phelps Memorial Hospital, Sleepy Hollow, New York
Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, New York
Sound Shore Medical Center, New Rochelle, New York
St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, New York
Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, New York

Awards & Honors:
Best Research Presentation, Pennsylvania Neurologic Society
Galbraith Award for Research in Cerebrovascular Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Best Abstract, 4th International Society of Neurosurgical Technology and Instrument Invention

Societies:
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section
Medical Society of the State of New York
New York State Neurosurgical Society

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, New York Medical College, Westchester County Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center


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