Mark Souweidane M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Mark M. Souweidane is Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at New York-Presbyterian-Komansky Children’s Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Souweidane has been instrumental in advancing intraventricular endoscopic surgery and minimal access surgery. He is a thought leader in the endoscopic management of intraventricular and pineal region tumors, removal of colloid cyst, and the treatment of arachnoid cyst. He has authored nearly 50 peer-reviewed articles on the topic of endoscopic neurosurgery, published a definitive atlas on intraventricular endoscopic surgery and oversees an endoscopic fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical College. Notable contributions to the field have included intraventricular endoscopic surgery in the absence of hydrocephalus, removal of asymptomatic colloid cysts, endoscopic management of pineal region tumors, and ETV in patients with a diminished prepontine interval. He is a strong advocate of surgical training in and outside of the operating room. Partnering with a host of other endoscopic notables including Doctors Henry Schroeder, James Drake and Nikolai Hopf, Dr. Souweidane has international presence in courses across the globe. Using virtual models and actual patient-derived 3-D printing Dr. Souweidane has recently championed accelerated training with otherwise nonexistent training.
Dr. Souweidane completed his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with honors in Microbiology. He attended Wayne State University Medical School as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his general surgery internship at University of Michigan Hospitals and subsequently did his neurosurgery residency at New York University and completed his fellowship pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He has been practicing in New York City since 1995.