Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2011
Stephen T. Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S., a nationally known neurosurgeon specializing in the spine, has joined Neurological Surgery, P.C. With offices throughout Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York, Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) is one of the Northeast’s largest private practices of leading neurosurgeons and allied specialists. Dr. Onesti served as Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Brooklyn’s SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Center from 2003 until earlier this year, and remains a Professor of Neurosurgery at SUNY Downstate.
“We are very happy that a surgeon of Dr. Onesti’s eminence has joined our practice, adding to our already strong expertise in spine surgery,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., a senior partner at Neurological Surgery, P.C. “Dr. Onesti deepens our ability to provide university-level, subspecialty care without leaving one’s community.”
One of the largest and most highly specialized private practices in greater New York, Neurological Surgery, P.C. has 30 affiliated physicians including 16 neurosurgeons representing a range of brain and spinal surgery sub-specialties. Other specialties and sub-specialties represented in the practice include interventional neuroradiology, neuro-oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, epileptology (epilepsy neurology), pain management, critical care neurology and neurophysiology, as well as the clinical psychology specialty of neuropsychology.
“I have known a number of the neurosurgeons at Neurological Surgery, P.C., for many years, and have been impressed by their high standards and the quality of their work,” said Dr. Onesti. “I am proud to add my talents to those of this pre-eminent group of physicians and surgeons.”
Dr. Onesti specializes in surgery of the spine. He has published more than 70 peer review journal articles, book chapters and abstracts on spinal surgery and related topics, and has done numerous presentations at national and regional medical meetings. He co-edited a book on degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine.
Dr. Onesti is Immediate Past President of the New York State Neurosurgical Society and a past member of the board of directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Prior to his appointment at SUNY Downstate, Dr. Onesti was an attending neurosurgeon at Montefiore Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Onesti received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and his medical degree, cum laude, from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center/Neurological Institute of New York.
Dr. Onesti is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). His professional memberships include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the New York State Neurosurgical Society. Among many honors, Dr. Onesti was selected as a New York Super Doctor in 2011; Castle Connolly Top Doctor: New York Metro Area in 2010; and a Best Doctor in America, 2009-2010.