Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
I have held numerous posts in national and international pediatric neurosurgery organizations, and have edited a volume of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America titled Clinical Neuroendoscopy. I am the Editor-in-Chief for a web-based textbook on pediatric neurosurgery, The ISPN Guide to Pediatric Neurosurgery. I have authored journal articles on hydrocephalus and neuroendoscopy including management of complicated shunted hydrocephalus, treatment of cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries in children and tumors in the nervous systems of children. I have also worked South America, Africa and Asia to instruct in the use of neuroendoscopy for the treatment of hydrocephalus and other topics of pediatric neurosurgery.
Medical Education: Baylor College of MedicineResidency Program: Baylor College of Medicine
Website: http://www.cham.org/patients-families/find-a-doctor/ira-r-abbott-md-11114766New York University Medical CenterChairperson of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery, Chairman-Elect of the International Society for Pediaric Neurosurgeons, and Chairman of the Credentialing Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgeons.Kothbauer K, Abbott R: Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors. in Albright AL, Pollack IF, Adelson PD (eds): Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Thieme, New York In Press
Abbott R: Brainstem gliomas in McLone D (ed) Pediatric Neurosurgery: Surgery of the Developing Nervous System, 4th ed. Saunders, 2001
Abbott R: 2004. Neurosurgical management of childhood hypertonia and dystonia. Pediatr Clin North Am. Apr, 51 (2) 457-75 (Review)
Abbott R. The endoscopic management of arachnoid cyst.in Abbott R (ed) Clinical Neuroendoscopy; Neurosurgical Clinics of North America vol 15. W.B. Saunders, 2004