Neurological Surgery, P.C. Included On National List Of 'Spine Surgery Practices To Know'
For the second consecutive year, Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC) has been named to Becker’s Spine
Review’s “Spine Surgery Practices to Know.” Becker’s is a top publication serving healthcare decision
Online PR News – 09-July-2013 – “We are pleased that our work has been acknowledged again by this
leading publication,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., CEO of Neurological Surgery, P.C. “Our
inclusion for the second year provides further validation that we provide the most comprehensive and
advanced university-level spine care in the New York City area, in a community setting.”
Practices do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on the Becker’s list.
In addition to being named to the list, NSPC neurosurgeons are regularly interviewed by Becker’s on topics
ranging from the latest spinal surgery procedures and technologies, to practice management and recruitment.
In naming NSPC to the national list, Becker’s editors pointed out that: “The practice hired the first dual trained
neurosurgery-spine fellowship neurosurgeon on Long Island in 1998 and surgeons performed one of the first
minimally invasive microendoscopic discectomies in the tri-state area.”
One of the largest neurosurgical private practices in greater New York, NSPC is comprised of 34 physicians
in neurosurgery and related specialties, including 14 neurosurgeons specializing in adult spine surgery and
two pediatric neurosurgeons who conduct spinal and other complex surgeries. The practice’s
fellowship-trained neurosurgeons perform the latest minimally invasive and open procedures for spinal
conditions that range from common disorders such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks, to serious
conditions that include spinal tumors and spina bifida. NSPC surgeons and nonsurgical specialists see
patients in 10 offices conveniently located throughout four downstate counties. The practice also offers
medical imaging services.
Spine surgeons in the practice include:
• Stephen D. Burstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.
• William J. Sonstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.
• Benjamin R. Cohen, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S.
• Artem Y. Vaynman, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
• Ramin Rak, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S.
• Alan Mechanic, M.D., F.A.C.S.
• Donald S. Krieff, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.
• Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D. (Pediatric Neurosurgery)
• Robert N. Holtzman, M.D.
• Stephen T. Onesti, M.D., F.A.C.S.
• Matthew B. Kern, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
• Sachin N. Shah, M.D.
• Vladimir Dadashev, M.D.
• John A. Grant, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Pediatric Neurosurgery)
• Zachariah M. George, M.D.
• Gerald M. Zupruk, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.
Becker’s Spine Review is published by ASC Communications, a leading source of cutting edge business and
legal information for hospital and health system leaders, owners and operators of ambulatory surgery centers
and leaders of orthopedic and spine practices.
100 Merrick Rd