North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute and Lenox Hill Hospital Host Second Annual New York Neurosurgery Symposium

Raj K. Narayan, MD speaks at the second annual New York Neurosurgery Symposium held in New York City.

MANHASSET, NY -- North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) and the division of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), both part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, hosted the second annual New York Neurosurgery symposium held on Friday, November 6 in New York City.

This year’s symposium focused on the latest advances in the treatment of spinal disorders, neurovascular disorders and brain tumors.  In addition to neurosurgical faculty from North Shore-LIJ’s CNI and LHH, other renowned national experts from outside the health system were invited as guest speakers to share their expertise. Conference participants consisted of neurosurgeons, neuro intensivists, nurses and hospital administrators from around the country.

“We were delighted to host this well-attended conference so that participants could further enhance their knowledge of the latest treatments, clinical research advances and case studies of these three key areas of neurological surgery,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, North Shore-LIJ’s senior vice president and executive director, neurosurgery service line.  “At this year’s symposium, we were also happy to honor Eugene S. Flamm, MD, with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his many contributions to the diagnosis, treatment and research into cerebrovascular disease.”      


About North Shore-LIJ Health System -- North Shore-LIJ is changing its name to Northwell Health in January 2016.
One of the nation's largest health systems, the health system delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and healthcare coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the CareConnect Insurance Co. Inc. The health system cares for people at every stage of life at 21 hospitals and about 450 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. The health system’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,600 beds, employ more than 15,000 nurses and have affiliations with nearly 13,600 physicians. With a workforce of more than 61,000, the health system is the largest private employer in New York State.  For more information, go to

About Lenox Hill Hospital:

Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. US News & World Report has ranked the hospital among the nation’s top 50 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery and among the top 10 hospitals in the state of New York with a total of 11 “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.For more information, go to

About North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI):

The Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI), part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, consists of multidisciplinary clinical and research teams that provide patients with state-of-the-art treatments for the entire spectrum of neurological diseases, including brain aneurysms, AVM’s, stroke, traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, brain and spinal cord tumors, diseases of the spine, muscle and peripheral nerves, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, neurodegenerative diseases, pain, epilepsy and neurological diseases of infancy and childhood.  To learn more about CNI and its centers of excellence, go to




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