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Dr. John A. Boockvar

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Professor of Neurosurgery

Local Address: New York, New York, United States
Cornell University
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, New York 14850
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1865, Cornell is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, a member of the Ivy League, and a partner of the...   more
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Employment History

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Education

  • M.D.
  • B.A.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • MD
  • Research
    SUNY Brooklyn-Downstate Medical Center
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John A. Boockvar, MD
Investigator, Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology and Therapy, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Director, Brain Tumor Center, Lenox Hill Hospital
Director, Center for Pituitary Surgery & Acoustic Neuroma Program, New York Head and Neck Institute
Professor of Neurosurgery, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Phone: (212) 434-3900 Email:jboockvar@NSHS.edu
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­Dr. John Boockvar is director of the Brain Tumor Center, Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center and the Acoustic Neuroma Program of the Division of Neurological Surgery and the New York Head and Neck Institute at Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals. Dr. Boockvar is an investigator in the Laboratory of Brain Tumor Biology and Therapy in the Center of Cell Biology, Oncology and Neuroscience at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Boockvar also directs the Brain Tumor Biotech Center at the Institute. Dr. Boockvar is a professor of Neurological Surgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
Dr. Boockvar is internationally known for his surgical expertise and for providing patients with safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment for brain tumors, skull base disorders, and disorders of the spine. Dr. Boockvar's surgical expertise is in benign and malignant brain tumors, skull base and endoscopic pituitary surgery, spinal and peripheral nerve tumors, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and complex spinal disorders. Dr. Boockvar has been recognized for his novel research in brain tumors and stem cell biology.
Dr. Boockvar has been named to the lists of New York's Top Docs, Best Doctors in New York, America's Top Surgeons, America's Best Doctors, and America's Best Doctors for Cancer. His research has been widely published and he has received numerous national awards including the Eric Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award from Voices Against Brain Cancer for his compassionate work in treating patients with brain cancer. Dr. Boockvar has been repeatedly featured on CNN, ABC, CNBC, CBS, and Fox News Channel, and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show as well as in the New York Times, New York Daily News, and Crain's Business Journal among others.
In 2007, Dr. Boockvar received acclaim for helping to save a window washer who had fallen 47 stories. By operating on both his brain and spinal cord, Dr. Boockvar not only saved the man's life but helped him to walk again and regain normal functioning (see The New York Times article about the surgery, as well as a 2014 update on the patient in the New York Post). Dr. Boockvar has been on the cover of The New York Times Science Times twice. On November 9, 2010, the anniversary issue of the Science Times asked science reporters and top researchers to provide their watch list for noteworthy advances in 2011 and to identify which "fields are hot. This list included Dr. Boockvar and the studies he is conducting for people with Glioblastoma Multiforme (see article).
Research Focus
Dr. Boockvar currently co-directs the Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology and Therapy at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. His laboratory interests have focused on adult human neural stem cell biology as it relates to brain tumor formation and resistance to therapy. Dr. Boockvar is a world expert on blood brain barrier disruption to improve the delivery of therapeutics to the human brain.
Dr. Boockvar is the principal investigator of several cutting edge clinical trials using blood brain barrier disruption to deliver high dose chemotherapy for patients with malignant brain tumors that have been featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Dr. Boockvar has served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery.
Dr. Boockvar directs the Brain Tumor Biotech Center at the Institute that seeks to bridge the translational gap between basic and clinical science for patients with malignant brain tumors. Dr. Boockvar's laboratory has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and he was recently awarded the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Pinnacle Partners Award for his research into brain tumors. He has also won research awards from Voices Against Brain Cancer, the American Brain Tumor Association, the Starr Foundation, Anspach Companies, and the Adelson Foundation.
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NEW YORK, NY - John A. Boockvar, MD, has been named director of the Brain Tumor Center for Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH), part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the health system announced today.
Dr. Boockvar will also be the director of the Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center and the Acoustic Neuroma program at the health system's New York Head and Neck Institute. Dr. Boockvar's cutting-edge basic and translational research program in neuro-oncology will be a part of North Shore-LIJ's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.
For the past five years, Dr. Boockvar, served as co-director of the Brain and Spinal Tumor Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center in Manhattan. At Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Boockvar served as director of the Brain Tumor Research Group and head of the Neurosurgical Laboratory for Brain Tumor and Translational Stem Cell Research. He also served as a member of the quality and patient safety committee, the institutional medical malpractice claims committee, and chairman of the hospitality team.
Dr. Boockvar is a world-renowned neurosurgeon known for his surgical expertise in primary and metastatic brain tumors, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, spinal and peripheral nerve sheath tumors, skull base and endoscopic surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery and complex spinal disorders.
Recognized for his novel research in brain tumors and stem cell biology, Dr. Boockvar has been named to the prestigious lists of New York's Top Docs, Best Doctors in New York, America's Top Surgeons, America's Best Doctors, and America's Best Doctors for Cancer.
Dr. Boockvar's research has been widely published and he has received numerous national awards. He has also been featured on numerous broadcast outlets such as CNN, ABC, CNBC, CBS, Fox News Channel and the nationally syndicated, Dr. Oz Show.
In 2007, Dr. Boockvar received acclaim for helping save a New York City window washer who had fallen 47 stories. By operating on the patient's brain and spinal cord, Dr. Boockvar not only saved the man's life, but also helped him walk again.
Dr. Boockvar was also recognized in the anniversary issue of the New York Times Science section on Nov. 9, 2010. The newspaper asked science reporters and top researchers to provide their watch list for noteworthy advances in the next decade and to identify which "fields are hot. This list included Dr. Boockvar and the studies he is conducting for people with glioblastoma multiforme.
Like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather before him, Dr. Boockvar received his medical degree from SUNY Brooklyn-Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Boockvar graduated summa cum laude with Distinction in Research and was medical school class valedictorian. He completed his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Boockvar did his NIH-supported post-doctoral research training in neuro-oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. At Penn, Dr. Boockvar received the prestigious Ruth Kirstein NRSA award for his research in malignant brain tumors. He also directed the University of Pennsylvania pituitary and skull base laboratory and completed a dedicated complex spine surgery fellowship.
To make an appointment with Dr. Boockvar, please call 212-434-3900 or click here.
Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery - Surgical Services
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Dr. John Boockvar has been named by Voices Against Brain Cancer as the winner of the 2013 Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award for his lifetime commitment to finding a cure for malignant brain tumors. Dr. Boockvar is co-director of both the Brain and Spinal Tumor Program and Surgical Neuro-oncology Program at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center; directs the Weill Cornell Brain Tumor and Stem Cell Research Laboratory and the Brain Tumor Research Group; and is the founder of the annual Brain Tumor Biotech Summit at Weill Cornell. Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) is dedicated to advancing research, increasing awareness, and establishing support for patients and families. Dr. Boockvar will receive the award on June 6, 2013, at the annual Sounding Off for a Cure concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
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Dr. John Boockvar, director of the Brain Tumor Research Group at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, is hopeful about the trial's prospects. "Previous Phase I study results show the vaccine may improve patient survival by enabling them to remain disease-free longer when the vaccine is combined with standard treatments," he says.
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Dr. John Boockvar appeared on a segment of The Dr. Oz Show to talk about the leading risk factors for brain cancer, and ways to reduce those risks. In this video clip, Dr. Boockvar reassures a headache sufferer with the news that, while headaches are common, brain tumors are very rare. Watch the video to hear Dr. Boockvar on CT scans, cell phones, and how he diagnoses brain tumors.
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Dr. John Boockvar will lead a new trial using intraarterial chemotherapy for vestibular schwannoma (VS).
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Dr. John A. Boockvar, Co-Director of the Brain and Spinal Tumor Program at Weill Cornell Medical College, was recently selected for a second term to the Executive Committee for the AANS/CNS Tumor Section. He will serve another three-year term and oversee Research and Funding. The Executive Committee includes national and international leaders in the field of surgical and medical neuro-oncology. In addition, as of July 1, 2011, Dr. Boockvar became an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Neuro-oncology, the official journal of the Tumor Section of the AANS/CNS.
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The New York Times reported on a study for patients with recurring glioblastomas being conducted by Dr. John Boockvar.
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Dr. John Boockvar, a neurosurgeon and assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical Center at New York's Presbyterian Hospital, called Limbaugh's claim that Fox was acting "ludicrous."Boockvar said those with Parkinson's have "on" and "off" spells.
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