John Abrahams

John M. Abrahams, M.D.

Dr. Abrahams treats disorders of the brain and spine as Chief of Neurosurgery at Northern Westchester Hospital. He is the author of numerous patents, has authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and given lectures at many national and local meetings.  In addition to Chief at Northern Westchester Hospital, he is also Co-Director of the Spine Section of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at the Hospital. In 2009, he founded and now runs the Westchester Neuroscience Research Foundation.  The foundation is now funding a project in conjunction with the Department of Pathology at New York Medical College studying the genomic profile of malignant brain tumors.

Dr. Abrahams has a background in biomedical engineering and been quite active as biomedical entrepreneur. In 2006, he founded EndoMedix, a company based at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ that has developed a surgical hemostat to control bleeding in brain surgery.  In 2009, he founded AsiloMedix that developed a spinal implant licensed to Spinal USA and Atlas Spine.  In 2010, he founded CranioMedix that developed a dual-lumen balloon catheter for control of hemostasis during cranial surgery. The product is still in development.  In 2012, he founded Connectiphi, a mobile health company that developed HIPAA-compliant communication tools for physicians and healthcare providers.  The company is currently in pilot at multiple hospitals and physician practices.  In 2014, he founded Osteomedix that developed a bone-dust collection device to reduce use of cadaver bone and overall costs of surgery. The product is currently FDA approved and in pilot studies.  Dr. Abrahams most recent project is a surgical robotic device for brain surgery.

Dr. Abrahams was named President of Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York in 2015.

Dr. John Abrahams was recently named one of the “Top 10 Spine, Orthopedic Surgeon Tech Entrepreneurs to Know” by Becker’s Spine Review. To read the article, click here.

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Education:

  • B.S. LeMoyne College (Physics), Syracuse, New York
  • M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Biomedical Engineering), Rensselaer, New york
  • M.D. New York Medical College, New York, New York

Postgraduate Training and Fellowships:

  • Intern in General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York
  • Resident in Neurosurgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvlania
  • Research Associate, Institute for Medicine & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvlania
  • Philadelphia Spine Fellow, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvlania

Specialty Certification:

  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Northern Westchester Hospital, Chief of Neurosurgery, Mt. Kisco, New York
  • Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
  • White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York
  • Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, New York
  • Sound Shore Medical Center, New Rochelle, New York

Awards & Honors:

  • Best Research Presentation, Pennsylvania Neurologic Society
  • Galbraith Award for Research in Cerebrovascular Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Best Abstract, 4th International Society of Neurosurgical Technology and Instrument Invention

Societies:

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • New York State Neurosurgical Society

Academic Appointments:

  • Associate Professor, New York Medical College, Westchester County Medical Center

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