Dr. Boockvar is the Vice Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Director of the Brain Tumor Center, and the Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center of the Department of Neurosurgery and the New York Head and Neck Institute at Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospitals. Dr. Boockvar is a Professor of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Zucker School of Medicine. Dr. Boockvar is an investigator at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research where he directs the Laboratory for Brain Tumor Biology and Therapy.
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. He has been recognized for his novel research in brain tumors and stem cell biology. He has been repeatedly named to the lists of New York Magazine’s Top Docs, Best Doctors in New York-Castle Connolly, New York SuperDoctors , 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. In 2016 Dr. Boockvar was elected to the prestigious Academy of Neurological Surgeons. In 2017 he was elected to the Senior Society of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Boockvar has been featured on special episodes of the Dr. Oz Show on brain tumors and Medical Mysteries, Good Morning America and the Today Show with Megyn Kelly. Dr. Boockvar is also an honorary surgeon of the NYPD and the New York State Troopers.
About John Boockvar
Medical School: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Graduation Year: 1997
Honors and Awards:
Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award Voices Against Brain Cancer
Oligo Nation Nobility in Science Award
B.A. University of Pennyslvania
Residency, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania