Jeffrey P. Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Neurological Surgery
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Jeffrey P. Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Neurological Surgery

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery


  • Chiari Malformation
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Gliomas
  • Tethered Cord
  • Spine Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive (Endoscopic) Neurosurgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Spasticity Treatment
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Intraventricular Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Craniopharyngioma Surgery
  • Endoscopic Craniopharyngioma Surgery
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Endonasal Endoscopic Tumor Surgery
  • Lipoma
  • Baclofen Pump Implantation
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Repair of Scoliosis In Pediatric Patient
  • Scoliosis Correction
  • Scoliosis Deformity of Spine
  • IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus In Newborn
  • Hydrocephalus, Congenital
  • Pediatric Hydrocephalus


Jeffrey Greenfield, MD, PhD is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. In addition he sees certain adult patients with congenital neurosurgical conditions. Compassionate clinical care, research, and education are all central to his philosophy as a neurosurgeon and physician.As creator and director of the Chiari CARE program, Dr. Greenfield has developed an international reputation caring for children and adults with Chiari malformation, tethered cord, syringomyelia, and other associated conditions such as craniocervical instability, CSF leaks, and hydrocephalus as part of a large multidisciplinary team. Dr. Greenfield is a strong proponent of the unique concept of transitional neurosurgery – caring for patients with specific conditions from childhood through adulthood.Dr. Greenfield also directs the pediatric skull base surgery program, evaluating and removing tumors of the pituitary gland region and skull base such as craniopharyngiomas with minimally invasive endoscopic tools. Dr. Greenfield is also expert in utilizing minimally invasive ventricular endoscopy of the brain to treat tumors, hydrocephalus, and cysts within the ventricles, and intraoperative brain and spine mapping and imaging to care for children with benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine.


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Dr. Greenfield sees patients at:

1305 York Avenue (at 70th Street) Brain and Spine Center, 9th Floor New York, NY 10065


For more information about Dr. Greenfield or to make an appointment, please visit or call 212-746-2363.

Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center

Children's Brain Tumor Project




Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2011

New York Super Doctor, 2017-2019

Attending Teaching Award, Given by Housestaff, Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery Residency, 2010

Shulman Award, Pediatric Section, AANS, 12/2007

Distinguished HouseStaff Award, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council, 11/2007

Hydrocephalus Assoc. Award, Pediatric Section, AANS, 12/2005

Resident Research Award, NY Neurosurgery Society, 4/2006

Sharma Foundation, Neurooncology Fellowship, $40,000, 6/2005-6/2006

Harold Wolff Research Prize, Cornell Medical School Neuroscience Research Award, 5/2002



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Neurological Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Education and Training

  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, 2002
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1999
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1994


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

External Relationships

External Relationships

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