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Guy M. McKhann II, MD

Florence Irving Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Director, Epilepsy and Movement Disorder Surgery

Director, Adult Hydrocephalus Center

Director, Awake Brain Mapping for Tumors and Epilepsy



710 West 168 Street New York, NY 10032

Dr. McKhann's Bio

Dr. Guy M. McKhann II has over 15 years of experience at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, combining clinical skill and compassionate care to maximize patient outcomes. He works with multidisciplinary teams to treat patients with a variety of brain conditions, including brain tumors, epilepsy, movement disorders, adult hydrocephalus, trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformations, and cavernous malformations. His areas of particular technical expertise include awake brain mapping; minimally invasive, computer guided microneurosurgery; stereotactic laser ablation for tumors and epilepsy; Gamma Knife radiosurgery; deep brain stimulation; neuroendoscopy; and cerebrospinal fluid shunting.

Dr. McKhann also works as a translational neuroscientist, directing the Epilepsy Neurophysiology Laboratory and collaborating with Dr. Sameer A. Sheth in the Functional and Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory and with Dr. Jeffrey N. Bruce in the Gabriele Bartoli Brain Tumor Research Laboratory. His basic and clinical research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Klingenstein Foundation, the Charles A. Dana Foundation, the New York Academy of Medicine, Parents Against Childhood Epilepsy, the Irving Center for Clinical Research, and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.

Articles featuring Dr. McKhann
“The Making of a Neurosurgeon: Dr. Guy McKhann II”
“‘NY Med'” Neurosurgeon Was ‘Bitten by the Doctor Bug,'” blog post on ABC News Health
“Surgeon from Bronxville plays himself on TV,” article on

Videos featuring Dr. McKhann
Katie Couric interviews Dr. McKhann about hemicraniectomy on NBC’s Today
Dr. McKhann discusses functional MRI and demonstrates awake brain surgery on NBC’s Today

Dr. McKhann on ABC’s hit show “NY Med” (Season 1)

Patient story
“Musician Rob Morsberger Pays Tribute to Dr. McKhann and Dr. Lavine”

Meet Dr. McKhann

Certificates & Education

Board Certified
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Duke University: Magna Cum Laude, Research Honors
Medical School
  • Yale University: AOA, Cum Laude, Thesis Award, Farr Scholar
Residency Training
  • University of Washington, Atkinson Morleys (London)
Fellowship Training
  • Research: NIH
    Epilepsy and Deep Brain Stimulation: University of Washington
Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • The Congress of Neurological Surgeons
See Dr. McKhann on ABC's hit show "NY Med" (Season 2)
Meet Guy, Dr. McKhann and Dr. Ford's Parkinson patient who received deep brain stimulation
Meet Cynthia, Dr. McKhann and Dr. Ford's essential tremors patient who received deep brain stimulation
Meet P.J. Hermida, Dr. McKhann's deep brain stimulation for dystonia patient
Meet Maddison Wells, Dr. McKhann's epilepsy surgery patient
An Interview with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Insurance Participation

New York

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford/United Healthcare
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patient journey

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