William Wirchansky, MD

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Get to know Dr. Wirchansky

Dr. William Wirchansky attended Manhattan College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. While at Manhattan College, he was awarded the Howard Hughes Research Stipend and graduated Summa Cum Laude.


Dr. Wirchansky then attended medical school at the New York University School of Medicine and performed research in the laboratory of Dr. Martin Grumet. He trained in Neurological Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center/Shock Trauma Center. Dr. Wirchansky was also the Associate Director of Neurosurgery at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn.


Most recently, Dr. Wirchansky was the Director of Neurosurgery at the St. Barnabas Hospital Health System in the Bronx.  He joined BSSNY in January 2018 and is an Attending Neurosurgeon at the Putnam Hospital Center.






Residency Training in Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland


Medical Doctor
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York


Bachelor of Science
Major in Biochemistry
Manhattan College
Riverdale, New York

Additional Training


University of Maryland – Gamma Knife Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. William Maggio [Director]



Board Certified in Neurological Surgery

Professional Societies


  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society

Hospital Affiliations 


  • Putnam Hospital Center
    Attending Neurosurgeon
  • St. Barnabas Hospital
    Director of Neurosurgery
  • Lutheran Medical Center
    Assoc. Director of Neurosurgery
  • Lutheran Medical Center
    Attending Neurosurgeon



  • Research Assistant
    Dr. Martin Grumet [Principal Investigator]
    New York University School of Medicine
  • Research Assistant
    Dr. James Haley [Principal Investigator]
    Manhattan College




Friedlander DR, Brittis PA, Sakurai T., Shif B., Wirchansky, W., Fishell, G., Grument, M. (1998). Generation of a radial-like glial cell line. Journal of Neurobiology. 37: 291-304.



Manhattan College – Howard Hughes Research Award; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi; Summa Cum Laude

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