Sean D. Lavine, MD

Neurological Surgery
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Dr. Lavine dedicates his practice exclusively to diseases associated with the cerebrovascular system and to those diseases treated with Endovascular Neurosurgical and Interventional Neuroradiological Procedures. He was among the first surgeons in the country to complete training in these procedures after completing neurosurgical training. His expertise is in the area of neurovascular pathology including such conditions as brain hemorrhage, brain aneurysms, brain and spinal cord arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), carotid and vertebral artery disease, and stroke.

He serves as a Director of Neuroendovascular Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and is a Professor of Neurological Surgery in the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lavine and the other members of the Neurovascular Team in the Department of Neurological Surgery offer comprehensive care of cerebrovascular and related diseases. Additionally, Dr. Lavine collaborates with all other members of the Department of Neurosurgery and many other specialties that recommend the use of minimally invasive endovascular and percutaneous procedures to the benefit of patients with a wide variety of conditions.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Acute Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Endovascular Surgery
  • Angioplasty, Percutaneous Transluminal
  • Arterial Aneurysm Repair
  • Arterial Embolization
  • Arterial Stenting
  • Arteriograms
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Ischemia
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Dural AV Fistula
  • Cerebrovascular Malformation
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Coil Embolization of Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Dural Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Embolization
  • Embolization of Intracranial AV Malformation
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Therapy
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Gamma Knife
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Interventional Radiology Procedure
  • Interventional Vascular Procedure
  • Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Intracranial Aneurysm Repair
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Moyamoya Syndrome
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurovascular Disease
  • Pediatric Aneurysms
  • Presurgical Tumor Embolization
  • Radiosurgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Transient Cerebral Ischemia
  • Tumor Embolization
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Vertebroplasty

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Neuroendovascular Services, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Spanish


  • Male

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710 West 168th Street
Room 415
New York, NY 10032
300 Frank W Burr Blvd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

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

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

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

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


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • New Jersey Services (Medicaid Managed Care)

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • BS, 1986 University of California, Los Angeles
  • MD, 1991 Cornell University Medical College, NY
  • Internship: University of Southern California Medical Center
  • Residency: University of Southern California Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Southern California Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

Past-Chairman, Joint Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS)

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor


Research Interests

  • Cerebral Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Emerging Technology for Endovascular Neurosurgery