Neurological Surgery, P.C. of Long Island, NY Announces the Addition of Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D.

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Dr. Elizabeth M. Trinidad, a fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeon, has joined Neurological Surgery, P.C., the largest private Neurosurgery practice on Long Island and in the New York Tristate area. Dr. Trinidad specializes in the treatment of children and adults afflicted with complex disorders of the brain and spine and is also a Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Army Reserve.

Dr. Trinidad brings extensive experience and education to Neurological Surgery, P.C. She will expand the practice's ability to meet the needs of infants and children with brain and spine disorders in addition to the treatment of adults.

Neurological Surgery, P.C., the largest private Neurosurgery practice on Long Island and in the New York Tristate area, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D has joined its team. Dr. Trinidad's appointment makes her the first female surgeon on Neurological Surgery, P.C.'s staff. She is a fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of children and adults afflicted with complex disorders of the brain and spine. She is one of only 4 pediatric neurosurgeons who practices on Long Island and is one of about 150 in the United States. Dr. Trinidad is an expert in neuroendoscopy and uses minimally invasive techniques when treating diseases of the brain and spine such as tumors, congenital malformations (craniosynostosis, spina bifida and Chiari), hydrocephalus, epilepsy and spasticity, trauma and degenerative disease. Dr. Trinidad also manages their care by using stereotactic radiosurgery for tumors and AVM's (Arteriovenous Malformations).

Dr. Michael H. Brisman, another neurosurgeon in the practice, welcomes Dr. Trinidad. He stated, "Dr. Trinidad brings extensive experience and education to Neurological Surgery, P.C. She will expand the practice's ability to meet the needs of infants and children with brain and spine disorders in addition to the treatment of adults."

Dr. Trinidad received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, College of Pharmacy and received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Medicine. At the University of Connecticut, Dr. Trinidad completed her surgical internship. She then served as clinical research Chiari/syringomyelia clinical coordinator and later pursued her neurosurgical residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Dr. Trinidad completed her neurosurgical residency at the University of Texas. She subsequently performed a Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Colorado/The Children's Hospital.

Dr. Trinidad also has conducted numerous clinical research studies on the use of stereotactic radiosurgery, chemotherapy, clinical drug trials for head injury, bone marrow rescue after high dose chemotherapy in leukemia and neuropsychological evaluation of children. She also has presented at and participated in many meetings and courses including the AANS pediatric annual meetings on topics including 'Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Recurrent Ependymoma' and 'Multiple Revolution Spiral Osteotomy and Additional Techniques for Cranial Vault Remodeling and Expansion.' She has published extensively, including the chapter 'Brain and Spine Trauma' in Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine, co-authored article 'Chiari I Malformation Redefined: Clinical and Radiographic Findings in 364 Symptomatic Patients' in Neurosurgery, and co-authored article 'CSF Shunt Operations without Cranial Bandaging' which has recently been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

A Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Army Reserve, Dr. Trinidad was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. She was granted honors throughout her educational history. She has taught at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn in its Department of Neurosurgery, at the University of Connecticut, Department of Surgery, at the UTHSCSA Departments of Pharmacology and Neuroscience. She is a member of many societies including American Medical Association, Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and Women in Neurosurgery.

Dr. Trinidad joins Donald S. Krieff, D.O., F.A.C.O.S. in treating children at Neurological Surgery, P.C. Dr. Krieff is a board certified neurosurgeon who treats adults as well. He performs both complex cranial and spinal surgery. He has special interests in computer-assisted resection of brain tumors and the management of traumatic injuries to the brain and spine. His current appointments include Clinical Adjunct Professor in Neurosurgery at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee member for the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery member, Neurological Surgery Board Examiner, and Clinical Instructor in Neurosurgery, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Neurological Surgery, P.C. is a practice composed of some of the most highly trained doctors in the New York area. Aside from neurological and spine treatments, the practice also offers MRI testing, pain management, neuro-oncology, and physical therapy. Located throughout Long Island and Queens, NY, it is the largest private Neurosurgery practice on Long Island and in the New York Tristate area. Their physicians serve as Chiefs of Neurosurgery in some of the best hospitals on Long Island and are trained in the latest leading edge techniques. They provide comprehensive world-class care with compassion, commitment and competency.

For more information about any of these procedures, please visit http://www.neurosurgeryli.com, or contact Roberta Kuehl at 516-255-9031 or rkuehl (at) neurosurgeryli (dot) com.

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