ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY (July 5, 2016) – Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D., and John Pile-Spellman, M.D., F.A.C.R., have been named, again, to New York Magazine’s 2016 “Best Doctors” list. Dr. Brisman has been included in the listing in 2013, 2014, and 2015, while his colleague, Dr. Pile-Spellman has been recognized each year since 2002.
Dr. Pile-Spellman is the only interventional neuroradiologist from Long Island selected for this year’s New York Magazine list, while Dr. Brisman is just one of three Long Island-based neurosurgeons chosen, and the only Nassau County neurosurgeon on the list for the third straight year. Both are attending physicians with Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC), the New York metropolitan area’s largest, private neurosurgical group.
“It’s a pleasure to congratulate our colleagues and partners for receiving this honor,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., the chief executive officer of Rockville Centre, NY-based NSPC. “Our practice has provided patients from Long Island, and elsewhere, with the most compassionate and comprehensive care available for over half a century. The selection of Drs. Brisman and Pile-Spellman to the New York Magazine list confirms a tradition of clinical, and patient-centered, excellence at NSPC.”
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York City research and information company, provides the names on the periodical’s “Best Doctors” list. Each year, the firm publishes an annual reference guide, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, which lists those whom Castle Connolly has determined to be in the top ten percent of the region’s physicians – nearly 6,000 in all.
For nearly two decades, Castle Connolly has been providing the magazine’s editors with a shorter version of the New York regional list for the publication’s “Best Doctors” feature. Space prohibits the periodical from publishing all of the selected physicians; this year the doctors on the New York Magazine list number 1,300.
Dr. Jonathan Brisman is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in treating cerebrovascular an endovascular conditions, including brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), carotid stenosis, and stroke. He’s one of about 100 neurosurgeons in the nation trained in both endovascular and micro-surgical techniques, and the first endovascular neurosurgeon on Long Island. Dr. Brisman is the Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at both Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY, and Oceanside’s South Nassau Communities Hospital.
Board certified in radiology, John Pile-Spellman, M.D., F.A.C.R., is an international leader in interventional neuroradiology, a field of medicine which emphasizes the use of image-guided, catheter-based techniques to treat patients with cerebral aneurysms, strokes, tumors, and vascular malformations. He has over 25 years of experience in developing high-impact, clinically relevant imaging and treatment paradigms through clinical care, research monitoring, and organizational leadership. Dr. Pile-Spellman has been an investigator in at least six pivotal, clinical trials for endovascular treatment and has numerous patents for endovascular treatment devices and advanced diagnostic imagery.