Philip E. Stieg, Ph.D., M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Dr. Philip Stieg is professor and chairman of the department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is also the Neurosurgeon-in Chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Dr. Stieg specializes in spine, neurological and vascular surgery.

Dr. Stieg earned his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neuroscience from Albany Medical College of Union University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his postdoctoral training at Southwestern Medical School in the department of surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Stieg completed his fellowship in cell transplantation for restorative neurological function at Karolinska Institute at Stockholm, Sweden. His residency was at the Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital- Children’s Hospital in the Department of Neurosurgery.

Prior to coming to Weill Cornell, Dr. Stieg served as the associate chief of neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was instrumental in developing and enhancing the neurological programs at Harvard, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital at Boston.

Dr. Stieg has served as the president of the Society of University Neurosurgeons and maintains membership to numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Stieg has published over 70 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Neurosurgery and World Neurosurgery. He is the recipient of various awards throughout his career including the Time, Feeling and Focus Award from the American Heart Association.


Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

  • Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
  • Ph.D., Anatomy and Neuroscience, Albany Medical College of Union University, Albany, New York, 1980
  • M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1983
  • Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, 1989
  • Cell Transplantation for Restorative Neurological Function, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
& Admitting Privileges
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital