About

About

Rafael A. Ortiz, MD is the Chief of Neuro-Endovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuro-Radiology at Lenox Hill Hospital and is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Upon his arrival to Lenox Hill Hospital in 2012, Dr. Ortiz spearheaded the creation and rapid development of a comprehensive, innovative and safe program of endovascular neurosurgery and interventional neuroradiology Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr. Ortiz completed his residency in neurology and fellowship in stroke/neuro-critical care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. In 2006 he moved to New York City to complete fellowship training in interventional neuro-radiology and endovascular surgery at the Hyman-Newman Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Roosevelt Hospital, were he served as attending physician and director of the fellowship program until June of 2012.

Among his numerous accolades, Dr. Ortiz was honored with a Proclamation by the New York State Senate in 2012 for his dedication to community education and outstanding patient care. In 2010 he received The American Heart Association's Young Heart Award for achievements in Cardiovascular Science and Medicine and also the American Heart Association's Tu Corazon Latino Award for dedication to patient education and community health. More recently, in 2013, he was recognized as one of the Men of the Year in the City of New York by El Diario La Prensa newspaper. In 2014, he received the Leadership and Vision Award of the American Heart and Stroke Association. In 2015 he received the Latino Trendsetter Award and in 2016 he was selected to the New York Super Doctors list.

Dr. Ortiz specializes in endovascular (interventional) treatment of cerebral aneurysms, embolization of brain tumors and vascular tumors of the head and neck region, cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations, treatment of craniofacial vascular lesions (venous, lymphatic, AVMs, hemangiomas) in adults and children, stenting of carotid artery stenosis, as well as revascularization procedures for acute stroke. He is known for his dedication to community education, patient satisfaction and outstanding patient care.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Vascular Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Vasc. Neuro

  • Administrative titles

    • Chief - Neuro-Endovasc Surg and Int NeuroRad of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

  • Academic titles

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

  • Medical school

    • Universidad Central Del Caribe

  • Residencies

    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital & Med College

    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital & Med College

  • Fellowships

    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital & Med College

    • Mt Sinai West

  • Affiliations

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Most recent comments

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09/18/2018
"Good qualities I recommend Dr. Rafael Ortiz and I will give good reviews as a good neurophysician."
08/23/2018
"Dr. Ortiz is wonderful!"
06/19/2018
"My care provider makes me feel safe, well cared for & if necessary will be right there for me!"
06/15/2018
"I definitely would recommend this practice and doctor."
05/18/2018
"I will recommend to friends and family members. 1. Dr. Rafael Ortiz 7. Very satisfied. "
04/11/2018
"Saw dr. only once but feel very confident."
03/29/2018
"#1. Rafael A. Ortiz #7. To my level and understanding. #8. Quality time. #9,10. Yes. "
03/12/2018
"Excellent doctor."
02/28/2018
"Dr. Rafael A Ortiz saved my life and it's not the first time he is my doctor since 13 years ago. "
10/03/2017
"Dr. Ortiz has guided us through a stressful year for our 6 year old with patience and confidence that we so appreciate. He is a great doctor."
08/03/2017
"Nice and caring staff."
06/12/2017
"good"
06/06/2017
"Great experience..."
03/09/2017
"Went out of his way to see me. He did not have scheduled office hours that day. Came from the hospital to see me."
10/31/2016
"I answered the 5th question even though in reality it is "excellent"."
05/18/2016
"All good."
05/06/2016
"Excellent! #1. Excellent."
03/29/2016
"Dr. Ortiz is wonderful. . Thorough... and patient. His NP is wonderful as well..."
03/21/2016
"Dr. Ortiz saved my life. I have all the confidence in him in the world."
01/21/2016
"Excellent for all."
01/11/2016
"Good."
01/05/2016
"She was always there and explain everything to me & my wife."
09/15/2015
"Dr. Ortiz was informative & respectful & kind. Killer awesome combo."
09/25/2014
"The visit went perfect, except I would have liked a referral for a neck specialist."
06/25/2014
"Very good experience."
06/10/2014
"I would highly recommend Dr. Ortiz. He makes patients feel like human beings; with utmost respect."
05/01/2014
"Dr. Ortiz and his staff were very professional & knowledgeable."

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