Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield, co-director of the Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) Children’s Brain Tumor Project, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and neuroscientist specializing in pediatrics at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Columbia University Medical Center. Research, education, and compassionate clinical care are all central to his philosophy as a scientist, surgeon, and physician.
Dr. Greenfield is named Vice Chairman of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at WCM. In 2012, he co-founded the Children’s Brain Tumor Project laboratory with Dr. Mark Souweidane to carry out their shared purpose of improving outcomes for children with brain tumors by advancing scientific research and developing novel approaches to care.
Dr. Greenfield is the principle investigator on a large-scale precision medicine program and the Gift from a Child rapid autopsy donation program. He founded two rare brain tumor registries for thalamic gliomas and gliomatosis cerebri (a highly invasive glioma) and directs several additional research projects with particular interests in the pediatric brain tumor microenvironment and pediatric brain tumor immunology. His research has been widely published—he has contributed to more than 100 peer-reviewed publications (PubMed)—and he has received various awards from neurosurgical societies.
Dr. Greenfield graduated from Amherst College magna cum laude in Neuroscience before receiving his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Following completion of his neurosurgical residency and chief residency at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Greenfield received further training in surgical treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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