Dr. Nancy E. Epstein went to Barnard College, Columbia University NY as an undergraduate and attended Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (1972-1976) graduating AOA.
After an internship in general surgery (1976-1977), she pursued a residency in Neurosurgery (1977-1981) at New York University Hospital-Bellevue Medical Center. She was the first female neurosurgeon to be trained at NYU by Joseph A. Ransohoff MD.
She then joined her father, Dr. Joseph A. Epstein MD, in neurosurgical practice and became a partner of Long Island Neurosurgical Associates P.C. (1982-2014). She later joined the full time staff of neurosurgery at Winthrop University Hospital (2014-2018)/ NYU Winthrop Hospital (2018-2019).
She has been a department Chief (1991-2001) and Chief of Neurosurgical Spine/Education at Winthrop University Hospital (2005-2018)/NYU Winthrop Hospital (2018-2019), President of the Cervical Spine Research Society 2001-2002, has published over 400 peer reviewed papers, has been on the editorial boards of multiple major spine journals, some since 1990, (see below) and is now Editor-in-Chief of Surgical Neurology International. She is a Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine, at the State University of New York at Stony brook, having been a prior Clinical Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
She has actively participated in the education of medial students, residents, physician assistants, and nurses and from 2003-2019 ran a course twice a year entitled “Update in Neurosurgery”.
She continues to see neurosurgical consultations, teach/lecture, write, and edit for Surgical Neurology International (SNI). As SNI is a free download journal, you can go to the web site and download without charge multiple articles on different neurosurgical topics. Additionally, www.sni.global can be readily accessed and going to the Menu, Under Videos, you can choose to listen to multiple lectures again on different neurosurgical topics.
Present Academic Position: Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Editor-in -Chief: Surgical Neurology International
Editorial. Boards: Spine (since 1990), J Spinal Disorders Techniques/now Clinical Spine Surgery (since 1990), The Spine Journal (since 2003) Surgical Neurology (until 2009), Spinal Surgery (Japan), Spinal Cord (England: Emeritus) and others
Publication: Over 400 peer-reviewed publications.
Positions: President of the Cervical Spine Research Society (2001-2002), and positions leading up to that Presidency.
Chief of Neurosurgery: North Shore University Hospital 1991-2001
Chief of Neurosurgical Spine/Education: Winthrop University Hospital 2005-2019
Awards: 1985 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), 1984 Fellow of the International College of Surgeons; 1975 Alpha Omega Alpha Society
Member of Multiple Professional Societies: Cervical Spine Research Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Board Certification: 1984 Neurosurgery
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