John George Golfinos

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John George Golfinos, M.D.

Associate Professor; Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
Departments of Neurosurgery (Chair) and Otolaryngology (Otolaryngology)

Clinical Addresses

530 FIRST AVENUE, SKIRBALL 8R
SILVERSTEIN ELEVATORS
NEW YORK, NY 10016
Hours: Mon. 9 - 4:30; Tue. 9 - 4:30; Wed. 9 - 4:30; Thu. 9 - 4:30; Fri. 9 - 4:30
Phone: 212-263-2950
Fax: 212-263-1680

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Medical Specialties

Cancer, Neurosurgery

Medical Expertise

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Head/Brain Injuries, Brain Tumors, Acoustic Neuromas

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Golfinos, a native New Yorker, trained in neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. He joined the faculty at NYU in 1995 and has a practice devoted solely to the multi-modality treatment of brain tumors, including primary brain tumors, metastatic tumors, acoustic neuromas and skull base tumors. He holds a joint appointment in the department of otolaryngology, reflecting his close collaboration with the neuro-otologists on acoustic neuromas and skull base tumors. Dr. Golfinos is the co-editor, with Dr. Cooper, of the textbook Head Injury. He has served as the chairman of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the AANS. Dr. Golfinos also supervises brain tumor operations at Bellevue and Manhattan VA hospitals.

Languages

French, Greek

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, LOCAL 1199 PPO, MULTIPLAN/PHCS PPO, Medicare, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OXFORD EXCHANGE, OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Liberty, Oxford Medicare, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC MEDICARE, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS

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Board Certification

1998 — Ab Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery

Education

1988 — Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Medical Education
1988-1989 — Good Samaritan Reg Med Center, Internship
1989-1995 — Barrow Neurological Institute (Neurosurgery), Residency Training

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Research Summary

Clinical progression in NF-2

Research Interests

Molecular biology of brain tumors