John Boockvar, M.D.
Dr. John Boockvar is Co-Director of the Brain and Spinal Tumor Program at Weill Cornell Medical College and is Co-Director of Surgical Neurooncology at Weill Cornell.
Dr. Boockvar heads the Brain Tumor and Stem Cell Research Laboratory and directs the institution's Brain Tumor Research Group.
laboratory interests have focused on studying brain tumor formation and brain tumor and stem cell survival, and he
has a particular interest in improving how drugs are delivered to the brain and spinal cord.
laboratory is funded by the National Cancer Institute
He 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, Journal of Neurosurgery, and Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery, and is an ad-hoc reviewer for Neurosurgery, Brain Research and Human Gene Therapy.
He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Joint Section of Brain Tumors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons and was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurooncology.
He also serves as a Scientific Program Committee member for the Society of Neurooncology.
Dr. Boockvar received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.D. from SUNY Brooklyn-Downstate Medical Center, and did his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
did specialized NIH/National Cancer Institute supported fellowship training in Neuro-oncology (Brain and Spinal Tumors) at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center