Dr. Ronald Brisman is a neurosurgeon who is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on Trigeminal Neuralgia. He has performed more than 2500 operations for Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS), needle rhizotomies (radiofrequency, glycerol or balloon) and microvascular decompression (MVD) -- with excellent results and an extremely low complication rate. His success reflects his philosophy of maximizing pain relief and minimizing complications. He has made a number of technical advances in all the above operations and has incorporated the best and most recent technologic developments. His interest in trigeminal neuralgia is comprehensive and includes diagnosis, medical management and imaging (thin section, high resolution MRI) as well as neurosurgical treatment. He believes in personalized, individualized, skillful and compassionate care.
Harvard College, A.B. (Summa Cum Laude)
Harvard Medical School, (M.D.)
Johns Hopkins (general surgical internship and assistant resident)
Neurological Institute (New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center) Neurosurgical Resident including Chief Resident
Neurosurgeon in the US Army (awarded Legion of Merit)
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons
Neurosurgeon (member of the Attending Staff) at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University
Member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Dr. Ronald Brisman has served for many years as a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association and the International Radiosurgery Support Association . He is the author of more than 100 publications (including book chapters) in the neurosurgical literature (most of which are on Trigeminal Neuralgia). He writes the chapter on Trigeminal Neuralgia for the web site of the American Association of Family Practitioners and Internists, and is an editorial reviewer (on Trigeminal Neuralgia) for the neurosurgical journals: Neurosurgery and World Neurosurgery.