Board Member Spotlight

Roger Härtl, MD

Roger Härtl, M.D., is Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Spinal Surgery and Neurotrauma at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center in New York, and the Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care. He also serves as the official neurosurgeon for the New York Giants Football Team.

Dr. Härtl’s clinical interest focuses on simple and complex spine surgery for degenerative conditions, tumors and trauma as well as biological approaches for disc repair and regeneration. He is a world-renowned pioneer and leader in minimally invasive spinal surgery and computer-assisted spinal navigation surgery. He is actively involved in improving neurosurgical care in developing countries as the leader of Weill Cornell’s Global Health Neurosurgery Initiative in Tanzania.

In order to achieve the very best in patient outcomes, Dr. Härtl’s practice emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to disease processes and he works very closely with other specialists such as neurologists, pain specialists, sports medicine doctors and physical therapists. His patients come from all over the globe and include many physicians, surgeons and even other neurological and spine surgeons. He has been repeatedly named to the lists of New York Super Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons, and America’s Best Doctors, and has been included on the list of New York’s Best Doctors in New York magazine. He has authored more than 200 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the editor of two books on minimally invasive spinal surgery and biological disc repair and regeneration.

Dr. Härtl has provided commentary for numerous television shows on ABC, NBC, and CBS in addition to national radio shows. His expertise has been sought through interviews in the New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and other media outlets. One of his patients, boxer Danny Jacobs, was recently featured in a TV ad from NewYork-Presbyterian;

  • Roger Härtl, M.D.
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Director of Spinal Surgery
  • Director, Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care
  • Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 525 East 68th Street, Box 99
  • New York, NY 10065
  • Phone: 212-746-2152
  • Fax: 212-746-8947