Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D, is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in Cerebrovascular and Endovascular conditions, including brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), carotid stenosis, and stroke. He is one of about 100 neurosurgeons nationally, trained in both endovascular and micro-neurosurgical techniques and the first endovascular neurosurgeon on Long Island.
“Everything was perfect. I didn’t need anything else. I tell them all the time, I have the best doctors. Dr. Brisman, Michael and Jonathan, they saved my life.” – Angela Wohlfarth
Dr. Brisman was the first neurosurgeon on Long Island to coil a cerebral aneurysm and the first physician in Nassau County to place an intracranial, FDA-approved stent for artherosclerotic disease. He is currently the Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at both Winthrop-University Hospital and South Nassau Communities Hospital.
Dr. Brisman received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in History and Science from Harvard University and his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then completed a general surgery internship and neurosurgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as Chief Neurosurgical Resident in his final year. Dr. Brisman completed an interventional neuroradiology fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City under Alejandro Berenstein, MD, and a microvascular neurosurgical fellowship at Swedish Hospital, Seattle, Washington, under Drs. David Newell and Marc Mayberg.
Before joining Neurological Surgery, P.C., Dr. Brisman served as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Seton Hall University, and as Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Services at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey.
Dr. Brisman has published more than 37 articles in peer-reviewed neurosurgery journals on the treatment of Vascular/Skull Base conditions, Epilepsy/Radiosurgery, and General Neurosurgery. He has also written book chapters on Carotid Artery Disease, Intracranial Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformation, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, and Vasospasm.
The New England Journal of Medicine published his article, entitled “Medical Progress: Cerebral Aneurysms,” on August 31, 2006.
Dr. Brisman is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Association of Neurological Surgery/Congress of Neurological Surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery Section. He served as a Board Member, Credentialing Committee for Cervico-cranial Angiography and Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting at JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ. He is the only neurosurgeon on the editorial board of the American Journal of Neuroradiology and an ad hoc reviewer for Neurosurgery, International Journal of Radiation Biology, and Acta Neurologica Scandinavica.
Dr. Brisman has been selected as a Castle Connolly “Top Doctor: New York Metro Area” from 2012-2015. In addition, he has been included in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” listing from 2013-2016. Dr. Brisman is the only neurosurgeon from Nassau County to be recognized this year.
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Read about one of the many NSPC patient success stories. Over 10 years ago, Dr. Jonathan Brisman treated Denis McCarthy’s brain aneurysm with an emergency endovascular coiling procedure. Read her story here.
Jonathan L. Brisman, M.D., discusses three particular areas of interest: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Meningioma, and Chiari I Malformation. He discusses treatments with specific case studies and answers questions frequently asked by patients and referring physicians. Read “Beyond Vascular Neurosurgery: Case Illustrations” for more details.
The New England Journal of Medicine published the review article “Cerebral Aneurysms” in their Medical Progress section. NSPC’s Dr. Jonathan Brisman is one of the three authors. Read the full article.
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