Abramson, MD


(718) 470-7555

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Dr. Boockvar is Director of the Brain Tumor Center, and the Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center 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 a Professor of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Hofstra-North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Boockvar is an Investigator at the Feinstein Institute 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. 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. Dr. Boockvar was a featured neurosurgeon on the ABC hit show NY MED. In 2015, Dr. Boockvar was again named to the New York super doctors list and he was one of only two neurosurgeons in the nation to be featured in the documentary "Surviving Terminal Cancer". Most recently, Dr. Boockvar was featured on NBC's Today Show for solving a patient's medical mystery. Dr. Boockvar is also an honorary surgeon of the NYPD.

Dr. Boockvar received a B.A from the University of Pennsylvania. Like his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather before him, Dr. Boockvar received an M.D. from SUNY Brooklyn-Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Boockvar graduated summa cum laude with Distinction in Research and was medical school class valedictorian. Dr. Boockvar did his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Boockvar did his NIH-supported post-doctoral research training in Neuro-oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.


Board certifications:

  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

Administrative titles:

  • Chairman Emeritus of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman Emeritus of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, North Shore University Hospital

Academic titles:

  • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Medical school:

  • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine


  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center


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Hearing and Speech Center

  • 430 Lakeville Road
    New Hyde Park, NY 11042

    Fax: (718) 413-1914

Hearing and Speech Center

  • 430 Lakeville Road
    New Hyde Park, NY 11042

    Fax: (718) 413-1914

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“Dr. Abramson is a great doctor and wonderful person!”

“It was the perfect visit.”

“I have a very good experience.”

“Dr. Abramson is one of the BEST doctors I have come across for the longest while. He is just AWESOME!! Have a great sense of humor; very caring, understanding. I felt safe in his hands for my surgery. #1. Ambulatory Care unit. #4-6. Nurse. #9. Dr. Abramson - Outstanding care. #10. Most definitely.”

“It takes me 2-3 hrs (depending on traffic) to get to LIJ Hospital. Time very well spent for the care I get.”

“Dr. Abramson is a wonderful doctor he is "THE BEST. He is kind, generous, caring, and concerned about his patients.”

“I wish all providers were as excellent and helpful as this particular doctor, and nurse.”


“I can honestly state that of ALL my experience with doctors this is - the best in every way.”

“Very good.”

“Excellent visit.”

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