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Michael B. Sisti, MD, FACS

James G. McMurtry Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology & Otolaryngology

Co-director, Center for Radiosurgery



710 West 168 Street, New York, NY 10032

Dr. Sisti's Bio

Dr. Michael B. Sisti specializes in the treatment of complex brain tumors, meningiomas, and acoustic neuromas, employing state-of-the-art computer-guided microneurosurgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Dr. Sisti’s core belief is that by dedicating himself both to the best in medical technology and to the quality of the physician-patient relationship, he provides the optimum opportunity for helping patients deal with these difficult brain tumors. He has safely and successfully operated on more than 6,000 patients with these complex conditions.  Over 1000 of these patients had acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, or epidermoids in the cerebellopontine angle, one of Dr. Sisti’s specialty areas.

During his 30-year career in the Department of Neurosurgery at the world-class Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Sisti has also pioneered many surgical and technical advances, including New York City’s first noninvasive radiosurgery program. As a result of his personal philosophy and long-term concentrated experience in treating the most difficult tumors, Dr. Sisti has earned a reputation for technical excellence in surgical results as well as providing superior personal care to his patients and their family members.

“Endowed Chair” for Dr. Sisti
“They Walk in the Shoes of Giants and Even Sit in Their Chairs”

Patient stories
“Waiting for Michael”
“View From NewYork-Presbyterian: A Thank-You to Dr. Sisti”
“I’m Living out the Life That I’ve Always Imagined for Myself”

Videos featuring Dr. Sisti
Interview With Katie Couric


Interview With Meredith Vieira

Certificates & Education

Board Certified
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
Medical School
  • Columbia University Neurological Institute of New York
Fellowship Training
  • National Institutes of Health
Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • New York State Neurological Society
  • New York State Neurosurgical Society
  • Society of University Neurosurgeons
Meet Dr. Sisti
2010 Columbia University Medical Center Attending Physician of the Year Award
Meet Manuel, Dr. Sisti's patient
Meet Lisa, Dr. Sisti's patient

Insurance Participation

New York

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

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