Lee Tessler
M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S.

Focus Areas

  • Metastatic Tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cyberknife
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Lee Tessler, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S. is a Neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of primary brain tumors, metastatic tumors, meningiomas, stereotactic surgery, and radiosurgery. Dr. Tessler serves as the Executive Director and Co-Surgical Director of the Long Island Brain Tumor Center and as Chief of Neurosurgery of the Neuroscience Institute at Winthrop University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Tessler grew up in Syosset, Long Island, the oldest of three brothers. He received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and completed Post-Baccalaureate studies at University of California, Los Angeles, California. He obtained his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, Ohio.

“When I met Dr. Tessler, I was comfortable from the minute I met him. Dr. Tessler and the Long Island Brain Tumor Center saved my life”–Patient, Nancy Pugliese

At the Department of Neurological Surgery, New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, New York, Dr. Tessler served as Intern, progressed to Resident, and then became Chief Resident. Previously, Dr. Tessler worked at the University of Florida’s Center for Neurobiological Sciences. He obtained certification in both Gamma Knife and Cyber Knife Radiosurgery. Dr. Tessler is the Executive Director of the Long Island Brain Tumor Center and a partner at Neurological Surgery, PC. In 2008, Dr. Tessler was appointed as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at NYU Medical Center. He is currently the Chief of Neurotrauma and the Chairman of the Neurosurgery Quality Improvement Committee at Winthrop University Hospital. Most recently, Dr. Tessler was elected as Vice Presdient of the Medical Staff for Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Tessler serves on the Medical Advisory Board of Voice Against Brain Cancer, The Musella Foundation, and the Aleh Foundation. Dr. Tessler is currently serving as President of the Nassau County Medical Society.

Dr. Tessler serves as the New York Delegate to the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies and sits on the board of the New York State Neurosurgical Society. He is a Police Surgeon with the Nassau County Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. Dr. Tessler is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the New York Neurosurgical Society, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as well as the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors.


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