ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – Donald S. Krieff, D.O., F.A.C.O.S. has been appointed Co-Chief of Neurosurgery for St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage, NY. A resident of Merrick, NY, Dr. Krieff is an attending neurosurgeon with Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC), the New York area’s premier neurosurgical private practice.
“I join my colleagues in congratulating Dr. Krieff on this well-deserved appointment,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief Executive Officer, Neurological Surgery, P.C. “This appointment is verification of his leadership in the field.”
Earlier in his career, Dr. Krieff served as Chief of Neurosurgery at Nassau University Medical Center, Nassau County’s busiest Level I trauma center, and as Chief of Neurosurgery at Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“Like Dr. Krieff, many physicians in our practice serve in leadership positions at top hospitals throughout Long Island,” added Dr. Brisman. “We provide university-level neurosurgical care, right in the community. This assures patients that they can receive expert care close to home.”
Dr. Krieff is a board certified neurosurgeon who treats adult and pediatric patients, performing 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.
Dr. Krieff received his undergraduate degree in Biological Science from Florida International University. He obtained his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University of the Health Sciences, and served his internship at Palmetto General Hospital. He then completed his neurological surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ). In his last year of training, Dr. Krieff served as Neurological Surgery Chief Resident at LIJ and North Shore University Hospital-Manhasset.
On completion of his training in 1998, Dr. Krieff began his neurosurgical practice in Fort Lauderdale. He and his partner were the primary neurosurgeons at Broward General Medical Center. During the next five years, Dr. Krieff developed expertise in treating traumatic brain injury as well as complex spinal injuries requiring stabilization and instrumentation. Dr. Krieff returned to Long Island in 2003 after serving as Chief of Neurosurgery at Broward General for three years.
The recipient of several honors, Dr. Krieff ranked first place in achievements with the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists and American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He was awarded the Annual Resident Achievement Award and the Robert C. Erwin Literary Achievement Award.
Dr. Krieff has been involved in training medical students and residents throughout his career. He sits on the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, which maintains standards for the profession and provides board certification to osteopathic physicians specializing in surgery. He is intimately involved with the training, testing and board certification of young neurosurgeons.
Dr. Krieff’s current appointments include attending neurosurgeon with the Long Island Concussion Center at NSPC; 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.
He has lectured surgical and pediatric departments as well as the Nassau County Paramedics on many topics including “The Role of the Neurosurgeon on the Stroke Team,” “Contemporary Management of Head Injury,” “Contemporary Management of Traumatic Spinal Injuries,” “Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Abscesses,” “Current Management of Hydrocephalus,” and “When to Call a Neurosurgeon.” He has also spoken before Long Island educators and parents on the assessment of concussion in young athletes. He has frequently been called on by major media, including Newsday and KJOY radio, to speak on neurosurgical topics.
Dr. Krieff is a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and member of the American Medical Association and American Osteopathic Association.