Justin Anthony Neira, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery
Neurological Surgery
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Dr. Justin A. Neira, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Specializing in all aspects of spinal surgery with a particular interest in spinal oncology, spinal cord tumors, degenerative spine disease (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), and spinal cord injury.

Dr. Neira has spearheaded the cross-campus surgical spinal oncology program with his colleagues from oncology and radiation oncology at NYP-Columbia, NYP-Och, and NYP-Westchester. His goal is to provide easily accessible and streamlined multi-specialty expertise to patients with spinal metastases as well as primary spine and spinal cord tumors.

In addition to spinal oncology, Dr. Neira treats a variety of surgical spinal issues including disc herniations in the neck and back, sciatica, spondylosis, cervical myelopathy, as well as all forms of intradural spinal issues.

Dr. Neira began his medical career at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he graduated with the Alfred M. Markowitz Endowment for Scholars, for his dedication to patient care, teaching, and scholarship in surgery. For his post-doctoral training, Dr. Neira remained at Columbia to complete his residency in neurological surgery, pursuing a 6-month International Neurosurgery Fellowship at Canterbury District Health Board/Christchurch Hospital in New Zealand.

Dr. Neira's research interests include improving outcomes following spinal cord injury and regaining function through the use of stimulation and nerve transfer. He is also interested in improving the safety of spinal tumor surgery as well as understanding the biological nature of spinal cord tumors.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Tumor of Spinal Cord
  • Cervical Disc Herniations
  • Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorder
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Disc Herniations
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Malignant Tumor of Spinal Cord
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine (all aspects)
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spine Injury
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylosis

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Male

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Bronxville, NY 10708
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155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Insurance Accepted

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO - New Jersey Services
  • HMO - New Jersey Services
  • POS - New Jersey Services
  • PPO - New Jersey Services

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University / Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Canterbury District Health Board/Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand

Honors & Awards

2015 Alfred M. Markowitz Endowment for Scholars, Columbia University, Department of Surgery 


Selected Publications

Neira J, Yun J, Meyers P, Winfree CJ. Clinical and radiographic score to assess malignant potential in peripheral nerve sheath tumors. (in prep)

D’Amico RS, Neira JA, Yun J, Alexiades N, Banu M, Englander ZK, Kennedy BC, Ung T, Rothrock RJ, Romanov A, Guo X, Zao B, Sonabend A, Canoll P, Bruce JN. “Validation of an effective implantable pump-infusion system for chronic convection-enhanced delivery of intracerebral topotecan in a large animal mode.” J Neurosurg. 2019;1-10. doi:10.3171/2019.3.JNS1963.

Goldstein HE, Neira JA, Banu M, Aldana PR, Braga B, Brockmeyer DL, DiLuna ML, Fulkerson DH, Hankinson TC, Jea AH, Lew SM, Limbrick DD, Martin J, Pahys JM, Rodriguez Rozzelle CJ, Tuite GF, Wetjen NM, and Anderson RCE. “Growth and alignment of the pediatric subaxial cervical spine following rigid instrumentation and fusion: a multicenter study of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society." Journal of Neurosurgery. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018;22(1):81-88. doi:10.3171/2018.1.PEDS17551.

Neira JA, McKhann GM 2nd. Intraventricular Thrombolytics in Intraventricular Hemorrhage: Their Role is not so Clear. Neurosurgery. 2017 May 1;80(5:N31-N33. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx104. PubMed PMID: 28586487.

Bowden SG, Neira JA, Gill BJA, Ung TH, Englander ZK, Zanazzi G, Chang PD, Samanamud J, Grinband J, Sheth SA, McKhann GM 2nd, Sisti MB, Canoll P, D'Amico RS, Bruce JN. Sodium Fluorescein Facilitates Guided Sampling of Diagnostic Tumor Tissue in Nonenhancing Gliomas. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jun 21. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx271. PubMed PMID: 28645214.

Neira JA, Ung TH, Sims JS, Malone HR, Chow DS, Samanamud JL, Zanazzi GJ, Guo X, Bowden SG, Zhao B, Sheth SA, McKhann GM 2nd, Sisti MB, Canoll P, D'Amico RS, Bruce JN. Aggressive resection at the infiltrative margins of glioblastoma facilitated by intraoperative fluorescein guidance. J Neurosurg. 2016 Oct 7:1-12.

Sims JS, Grinshpun B, Feng Y, Ung TH, Neira JA, Samanamud JL, Canoll P, Shen Y, Sims PA, Bruce JN. Diversity and divergence of the glioma-infiltrating T-cell receptor repertoire. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jun 21;113(25):E3529-37. doi:10.1073/pnas.1601012113.

Ung TH, Kellner C, Neira JA, Wang SH, D'Amico R, Faust PL, Canoll P, Feldstein NA, Bruce JN. The use of fluorescein sodium in the biopsy and gross-total resection of a tectal plate glioma. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Dec;16(6):732-5. doi: 10.3171/2015.5.PEDS15142. PubMed PMID: 26407010.

Sims JS, Ung TH, Neira JA, Canoll P, Bruce JN. Biomarkers for glioma immunotherapy: the next generation. J Neurooncol. 2015 Jul;123(3):359-72. doi: 10.1007/s11060-015-1746-9. Review.

Neira JA, Bruce JN, “Pineal Tumors.” Youmans & Winn Neurological Surgery, 8th Edition. Ed. H.  Richard Winn. New York: Thieme, In Press.

Neira JA, Connolly ESC, “Indications for Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with Asymptomatic and  Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis.” Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, 7th Edition. Ed  Arthur El Day. New York: Thieme, 2020. 

Neira JA, D’Amico RD, Bruce JN. “Fluorescein and High-Grade Gliomas.” Fluorescein-Guided  Neurosurgery: Neuro-oncology and Cerebrovascular Applications. Ed. Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis and  Walter Stummer. New York: Thieme, 2019.

Tetzl D, Neira J, Ramirez J, Grossmann L. Clinical Gross Anatomy Dissection Manual. Ed. Paulette Bernd. New York: Columbia University, 2011.