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Robert A. Solomon, MD, FACS

Academic Appointments

  • Byron Stookey Professor of Neurological Surgery

Current Administrative Positions

  • Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Robert A. Solomon, MD, FACS

Dr. Solomon has specialized in the surgical treatment of cerebrovascular diseases since 1986, and has operated on more cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations than any surgeon in the tri-state area. His special interests are in the identification and definitive treatment of cerebral aneurysms and cerebral arteriovenous malformations before rupture and before the onset of devastating neurological problems. Dr. Solomon has developed an outstanding team of physicians to handle even the most complex problems with minimal invasion and the highest degree of safety. His team includes neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons who are the regional experts in non-surgical endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. The Gamma Knife Center at Columbia University Medical Center is outstanding, providing non-surgical stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations. Patients requiring open surgical procedures will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, a highly experienced operative team led by Dr. Solomon, and the finest Neurosurgical Intensive Care facility in the country. Dr. Solomon was the Chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2007 and a past President of the New York State Neurosurgical Society, the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and the American Academy of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Solomon’s special interests include aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and carotid artery stenosis.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurological Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Vascular Malformation
  • Vascular Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Arterial Aneurysm Repair
  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebral Aneurysm & Tumors
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebral Vascular Malformation
  • Cerebrovascular Dural AV Fistula
  • Cerebrovascular Malformation
  • Gamma Knife
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Dural Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Neurovascular Disease

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY


  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    Suite: 439
    New York, NY 10032
    (212) 305-4118
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-4118
    (212) 305-3629

Practices And Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-4118