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Dr. John Boockvar      

Vice Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital & Director of the Department’s Brain Tumor Center; Featured on Netflix's "Lenox Hill"

John Boockvar, MD, is the vice chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and director of the department’s Brain Tumor Center, the Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center, and the New York Head and Neck Institute at Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat hospitals. Dr. Boockvar is a professor of neurological surgery and otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is also an investigator at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, where he directs the Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology and Therapy. Most recently, Dr. Boockvar was appointed as a visiting professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, making great advancements in understanding and treating brain cancer.

Dr. Boockvar is internationally known for his surgical expertise and for providing patients with safe, effective and minimally invasive treatment for brain tumors, skull base disorders and disorders of the spine. His surgical expertise is in benign and malignant brain tumors, skull base and endoscopic pituitary surgery, spinal and peripheral nerve tumors, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and complex spinal disorders. Dr. Boockvar has been recognized for his novel research in brain tumors and stem cell biology, and has been named to lists including New York Magazine’s Top Docs, Best Doctors in New York-Castle Connolly, New York Super Doctors (2021), America's Top Surgeons, America's Best Doctors, and America's Best Doctors for Cancer. His research has been widely published and he has received numerous national awards, including the Eric Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award from Voices Against Brain Cancer for his compassionate work in treating patients with brain cancer. In 2016, Dr. Boockvar was elected to the prestigious Academy of Neurological Surgeons and the following year was elected to the Senior Society of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Boockvar has been featured on special episodes of "The Dr. Oz Show" on brain tumors, as well as "Medical Mysteries," "Good Morning America" and "Megyn Kelly Today." His compassionate cancer care was recently highlighted in the critically acclaimed Netflix docuseries "Lenox Hill." Dr. Boockvar is also an honorary surgeon of the NYPD and the New York State Troopers.

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