Robert B. Snow, Ph.D., M.D.
Neurological Surgery
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Robert B. Snow, Ph.D., M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Profile Photo of Robert B. Snow, Ph.D., M.D.
Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

After beginning my career in neurological surgery caring for pediatric patients and adult patients with brain tumors, I became increasingly interested in caring for patients with disorders of the spine. I now exclusively treat adult patients with spinal conditions. Many of these patients ultimately improve without requiring surgical intervention. When an operation is indicated as the best solution to their problem, I emply microsurgical techniques whenever possible.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Spine Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease


Dr. Robert Snow is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has routinely been named to lists of Castle Connolly Top Doctors and New York magazine’s Best Doctors in New York. He has advanced skills and expertise in all areas of neurosurgery, with specialized training in spine surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, then earned his MA and PhD at the University of Chicago. He received his MD from Stanford University, where he completed his general surgery internship, then completed his neurosurgical residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Snow has published dozens of peer-reviewed papers on a wide variety of neurosurgical topics; his work has appeared in journals including Neurosurgery, Surgical Neurology, Acta Radiologica, and the Journal of Spinal Disorders.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Neurological Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 1981
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1980
  • M.A., University of Chicago, 1976
  • B.S., Syracuse University, 1974


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 - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • WorldWide Medical

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External Relationships

External Relationships

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