John Boockvar, MD
Dr. John A. Boockvar is currently the Alvina and Willis Murphy Assistant
Professor of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He received a B.A.
and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Boockvar
received an M.D. from SUNY Brooklyn-Downstate Medical Center where he graduated
Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in Research and was medical school class
valedictorian. Dr. Boockvar served as President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical
Honor Society. He did his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He directed the University of
Pennsylvania skull base laboratory and completed a dedicated complex spine
Dr. Boockvar's surgical focus is in brain tumors, skull base and endoscopic pituitary surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery and complex spinal instrumentation. Dr. Boockvar performs minimally invasive spinal fusions as well as artificial lumbar disc replacement.
Dr. Boockvar directs the Neurosurgical Laboratory for Translational Stem Cell Research. His laboratory interests have focused on neural stem cell biology using growth factor receptor modulation to investigate brain tumor formation and stem cell survival after intracerebral transplantation. Towards this effort, he has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Boockvar was recently awarded the AANS/CNS Joint Section of Neurotrauma and Critical Care's Young Investigator Award, a National Research Service Award from the NIH and the 2004 Anspach Research Award in cerebral ischemia. This year, Dr. Boockvar was awarded The Charles Elsberg Fellowship from The New York Academy of Medicine and the American Brain Tumor Association Research Fellowship for his work on human neural stem cells.
Dr. Boockvar is a scientific reviewer for the journals Neurosurgery, Brain Research and Current Stem Cell Research.
John Boockvar, MD
Department of Neurological Surgery
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
520 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 746-1996
Fax: (212) 746-8947