Douglas Kondziolka, MD, MSc

Prior to joining the faculty at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Kondziolka served on the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh from 1992 to 2012. There he served as Chief of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery. He also served as the Associate Residency Program Director, and Vice- Chair for Education. He was the neuroscience task force leader for the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Kondziolka served as principal investigator of the first two clinical neurotransplantation trials for the care of patients with stroke and is currently co-principal investigator on a study to evaluate bone marrow derived neuroprogenitor cell implantation for stroke. He has completed two clinical trials in neurostimulation research for major depression. While in Pittsburgh he directed the UPMC Center for Brain Function and Behavior.

Dr. Kondziolka has published 430 articles in refereed journals, 205 book chapters and/or invited publications, and has edited 8 books. He has written or co-authored more of the most highly cited articles in the field of radiosurgery. He has completed four randomized controlled trials. He is the only two-time recipient of the Stephen Mahaley Award for brain tumor clinical research from the Joint Section on Tumors of the AANS/CNS. He received the Lars Leksell Award from the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. In 2004, he was honored as the Penfield Lecturer of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society. In 2006 he received the Robert Florin Award of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for socio-economic research, and in 2007, the AANS Integra Foundation Award. In 2007 he received the Jacob Fabrikant Award from the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. He is a Past-President of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Past-Chairman of the Joint Section on Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery of the AANS/CNS, and Past-President of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. In 2006-2007, he served as President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has been a visiting professor at the top institutions in the United States and Canada, and has lectured extensively across the world. He is listed in Best Doctors of America. He serves on the editorial board of numerous journals including the Journal of Neurosurgery for which he is currently co-chair of the Editorial Board. He served as neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League from 2002-2012.

Clinical Addresses

NEW YORK, NY 10016
Phone: 646-501-2360
Fax: 212-263-8664

Medical Specialties


Medical Expertise

Arteriovenous Malformation, Pituitary Adenoma, Hydrocephalus, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Meningioma, Glioma, Craniopharyngioma, Astrocytoma, Cavernoma, Dystonia/Torticollis/Spasticity, Skull Based Tumors, Acoustic Neuromas, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Brain Tumors, Essential Tremor, Deep Brain Stimulation, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain Mapping, Parkinson's Disease, Facial Pain (Cranial/Myo)


1981-1985 — University of Toronto, Medical Education
1986-1991 — University of Toronto (Neurosurgery), Residency Training
1989-1991 — University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) (Stereotactic Neurosurgery), Clinical and Research Fellowship

Board Certification

1992 — Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
1994 — Neurological Surgery

Dr. Kondziolka's Profile