About

About

Dr. David Langer is Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. In 2013 Dr. Langer was recruited to Lenox Hill Hospital as Director of Neurosurgery to begin to build on a vision of not only an outstanding clinical entity in the Neurosciences but to create an entirely new environment for patients and their families. Dr. Langer is a third generation medical doctor and attended the University of Pennsylvania and its medical school. He completed his neurosurgical residency there and joined his chairman, Eugene S. Flamm MD, when he left Penn to embark on the establishment of a new neurosurgical institute in New York City in 1998. He remained in New York City until 2010 when he joined North Shore-LIJ and Dr. Raj Narayan s new academic neurosurgery department in 2010 after completing a neuroendovascular fellowship at SUNY/Buffalo.

Dr. Langer has focused the majority of his clinical and academic attention to diseases of the brain vessels and is an internationally recognized expert in cerebral revascularization and cerebral aneurysms. He additionally is recognized as a thought leader and expert in the uses of consumer information technology in the medical space and has lectured on the design and implementation of these technologies.

Dr. Langer has published on and spoken both nationally and internationally on vascular disorders such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the brain and is one of the few remaining expert cerebral bypass surgeons in the country. In 2011, Dr. Langer established the Moyamoya Center of New York and embarked on the development of a project focused upon the use of social networking technology and video to enhance the patient experience and improve the medical record. This project has grown into Cirrus Health which continues to disrupt the status quo in patient communication and the current electronic medical record.

Dr. Langer has received a number of awards during his training and career including being a Top Doctor and New York Magazine Best Doctor. He is currently a peer reviewer for the journals Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery and AANS/Neurosurgeon and is on the medical advisory boards of Box Inc. and Cisco Systems. He is an active member of the AANS and the CNS. Dr. Langer has appeared on CNN, FOX, ABC and CBS as well as the Dr. Oz Show. He has also been frequently quoted in the New York Times and numerous other print news sources.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • Administrative titles

    • Chairman - Neurosurgery of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

  • Academic titles

    • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Fellowships

    • State University of N.Y. at Buffalo

    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel -- Petrie Division

  • Affiliations

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Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

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10/31/2018
"I was very impressed by his competence and great communication skills. He instilled confidence in me."
10/25/2018
"Dr Langer was the first doctor I have ever had to give me as much info"
10/03/2018
"Dr. Langer is terrific. His communications skill to me were outstanding and _____. It is a pleasure dealing with him and his staff. Results of the 8 days in hospital and the 14 plus hours of surgery have been excellent with wonderful recovery."
09/24/2018
"Dr. Langer made me feel comfortable having met him for the first time. I TRUST him and I know he will do his best during my surgery. Thank you."
09/19/2018
"Dr. Langer, with all of his titles and accomplishments, presented himself to me at the same level with complete respect. He made my wife and I gain unconditional trust. He had genuine concern for me to get better and made himself available via cell phone should I need him."
09/11/2018
"I'm truly grateful to Dr. Langer, his patience. He saved my life, I will forever be grateful to him."
08/23/2018
"#1. Dr. David Langer."
07/19/2018
"Dr. Langer is an outstanding neurosurgeon with gifted hands & outstanding bedside manner. First rate!!"
07/18/2018
"I love Dr. Langer and trust him implicitly. We did a little horse & pony show (at my agreement) for his med students and my mother. Amazingly, my mother, who had been against surgery had NO questions and said, "it's good you're having surgery. You really need it!""
06/27/2018
"Whatever we asked was answered thoughtfully. "
05/31/2018
"Dr. Langer & his team know how to make a patient feel special!"
05/22/2018
"Dr. Langer is wonderful! He was patient answering all my questions and is available via text messaging to further answer additional questions. He even spent time on the phone with my sister whom is in the same field as him."
05/10/2018
"Only wish I had more time with Dr. Langer. "
03/09/2018
"Dr. Langer was terrific. He made me feel at ease. He explained my condition that I understood. He explained all about the tests he sent for. I would recommend him to everybody."
02/15/2018
"Dr. David Langer and his team (Black Hall reception staff, Catie and Andrea Adams, NP) are incomparable and always "go the extra mile" with their knowledge, respect, empathy, honesty, dedication, engagement, etc. Dr. Langer & his team be the best! 1. Professional, respectful. 8. Very patient & involved. 9. The highest degree. 10. I have. "
10/06/2017
"Dr. Langer gave me as much time as I needed. He answered all of my questions."
09/28/2017
"Dr. Langer performed 3 surgeries on me in 2008 at Roosevelt. He is an exceptional physician."
09/05/2017
"Dr. Langer was the best doctor I've ever seen."
07/26/2017
"Yes, I will recommend any body I know to this office."
07/17/2017
"Both Dr Langer and the NP were outstanding. Dr Langer showed me the MRI and explained everything with absolute clarity."
06/05/2017
"I feel very proud to have been & appreciative of the doctor."
06/01/2017
"Excellent."
05/03/2017
"The care from the doctors and his staff was the best I have ever had. #3. No worries."
04/17/2017
"Dr Langer and Dr Ortiz are great!"
04/11/2017
"Excellent doctor & staff."
03/07/2017
"Dr. Langer was THOROUGH, clear, and patient."
02/21/2017
"dr Langer is the best, actually see his patients as human."
10/13/2016
"I will recommend care provider to family and friend"
08/08/2016
"Professional."
07/29/2016
"I would absolutely recommend Dr. Langer, to friends and relatives."
07/08/2016
"Dr. Langer, Andrea Adams & Katie are excellent beyond description! Dr. Langer is an angel, too!"
04/08/2016
"Great doctor!"
03/15/2016
"Dr. Langer saved my life, I am fortunate to be his patient."
02/18/2016
"Dr. Langer was very good. He spent a lot of time with me and provided me with a video app. to review our consultation."
02/11/2016
"I am very grateful of the care I received."
01/18/2016
"Dr. Langer in the last three visits appears to be trying to do a great deal of medicine in a short space of time."
12/14/2015
"All good."
07/01/2015
"Excellent doctor."
06/24/2015
"Very good."
03/31/2015
"Dr. Langer was great, and explained everything in great detail."
06/20/2014
"Dr. Langer & his staff are the only people I trust with my spinal issues."
03/07/2014
"I was treated like I was a family member."
02/20/2014
"Very good experience! To all!"

In the news

In the news

In the news
HealthLeaders covers David Langer's mobile app Playback Health, which allows users to review their doctor's visits.
The department of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital announced today that they have published a study in the prestigious journal, Operative Neurosurgery, regarding a high-definition, 3-dimensional (3D) video exoscope used in spinal surgery...
Northwell Health today announced a $500,000 investment in Playback Health, Inc. as part of a targeted $1.25 million seed-round financing in software designed to improve communications between physicians and patients...

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