Kaushik Das, MD

kaushik das md

Get to know Dr. Das

Fear, explains Dr. Kaushik Das, is the primary factor that keeps people in pain.

 

“It’s normal to be scared of having surgery, but fear keeps people from moving on with their lives,” he says, “My job is to overcome their fears and help them get better.”

 

As a neurosurgeon specializing in spine disorders, Dr. Das has been alleviating patient fears for more than a quarter of a century.  He went into neurosurgery because he wanted to make an impact.

 

“I fell in love with surgery because I get to save people’s lives or take away their pain,” says Dr. Das. “The complexities of being a surgeon is challenging and I enjoy that.”

 

Dr. Das began his journey in 1989 at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry. He went on to attend medical school at the State University of New York in Brooklyn (Downstate) where he graduated cum laude in 1993 and was a member of AOA honor society.

 

Dr. Das trained as a general surgery intern and neurosurgery resident at New York Medical College in Valhalla, then completed a Spine Fellowship at the Barrow Neurologic Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2000, he returned to New York to join the faculty at New York Medical College where he now holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor.

 

In 2003, Dr. Das became board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and in 2015 he joined Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York.

 

In addition, Dr. Das is Chief of Neurosurgery at White Plains Hospital, Spine Section Chief at Westchester Medical Center, and an active member of numerous professional organizations, including CNS, AANS, and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine.

 

To Dr. Das’ personal website, click here.

Credentials

Education:

  • B.S. State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY
  • M.D. State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY

 

Postgraduate Training and Fellowships:

  • Intern in General Surgery, Westchester County Medical Center/New York Medical College
  • Resident in Neurosurgery, New York Medical College Department of Neurosurgery
  • Resident in Neurosurgery, Westchester County Medical Center/New York Medical College
  • Chief Resident in Neurosurgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, N.Y./ New York Medical College
  • Chief Resident in Neurosurgery, Westchester Medical Center/ New York Medical College
  • Fellowship: Spinal Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

 

Academic Appointments:

  • Associate Professor Department of Neurosurgery, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Current Hospital Appointments:

  • White Plains Hospital, Chief of Neurosurgery, White Plains, NY
  • Westchester Medical Center, Director of Spine Section, Valhalla, NY
  • Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt Kisco, NY

 

Honors and Awards:

  • Jadwin Honor Scholarship
  • NIH Student Research Fellowship

 

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

 

Society Memberships:

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Joint Section of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Joint Section of Neurotrauma and Critical Care
  • Joint Section of History
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

 

Insurance Plans Accepted:

  • Workers Comp
  • No Fault
  • Fidelis
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Medicaid Only
  • Pomco
  • Teamsters Local 456
  • Tricare aka Healthnet aka Humana
  • WellCare
  • Corvel Workers Comp PPO
  • Partners Health Plan

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