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David J. Langer

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David J. Langer, MD
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Chair, Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
🏳️ Nationality
Other names
University of Pennsylvania
💼 Occupation
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery

Director, Moyamoya Center

Professor, Neurosurgery

💵 Salary :
👔 EmployerLenox Hill Hospital, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

David J. Langer is a neurosurgeon. He is the chair of neurosurgery and director of the Moyamoya Center at Lenox Hill Hospital and professor of neurosurgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Internationally recognized as an expert in cerebral revascularization and cerebral aneurysms, his work focuses on diseases of the brain vessels. Dr. Langer's work has been featured in numerous peer-reviewed publications and he has spoken nationally and internationally on vascular disorders such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain. He is one of the few cerebral bypass surgeons in the country.[1]


A third generation physician, Dr. Langer attended the University of Pennsylvania for undergraduate and medical school. He stayed on at Penn and completed his neurosurgical residency under the direction of Eugene Flamm, MD. He later joined Dr. Flamm at a new neurosurgical institute in New York City in 1998. Dr. Langer also completed a mid-career fellowship at the University at Buffalo in cerebrovascular disease treatment including aneurysms, AVMs, and carotid disease.[2]


Dr. Langer worked at the Continuum Health System at Mount Sinai in New York until 2010, when he joined the neurosurgery department at Northwell Health. Dr. Langer established the Moyamoya Center of Neuroscience Institute and developed a project focused on the use of social networking technology and video to enhance the patient experience and improve the medical record. This project has grown into the health system, supported Cirrus Health, which continues to creatively disrupt the status quo in patient communication and the current electronic medical record.

In 2013 Dr. Langer was recruited as director of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. His goal is to further expand this outstanding clinical entity by creating an entirely new environment for patients and their families. He also maintains an active practice in spinal disease and benign brain tumors including acoustic neuromas and meningiomas. He is currently involved in the study, development and adoption of the use of 3 dimensional exoscopic surgery in spine and cranial surgery.[3]

Awards & Appearances[edit]

Dr. Langer has been recognized as a Top Doctor and Best Doctor by numerous publications.[4] He is currently a peer reviewer for the journals Neurosurgery and American Association of Neurological Surgeons' Neurosurgeon. He is on the medical advisory boards of Box Inc. and Cisco Systems. He is also a founding member of the board of the Brain Technology Institute and an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as well as the cerebrovascular subsection of these organizations. In addition, Dr. Langer serves on the editorial board for Operative Neurosurgery’s digital platforms in the journal’s Surgical Video section.[5] In 2015, Dr. Langer received North Shore-LIJ Health System's President's Award.[6]

He has appeared on CNN, FOX, ABC, and CBS as well as the Dr. Oz Show[7]. He has also frequently quoted in The New York Times and numerous other print news sources. In November 2015, Dr. Langer was featured in The Wall Street Journal article "What Patients Need to Remember After Leaving the Hospital" for his innovative technology to record crucial steps of patient's experience in the hospital.[8] In January 2018, Dr. Langer was featured in the New York Times article "Brain Surgery in 3-D: Coming Soon to the Operating Theater" for the new “videomicroscopes” that offer astounding images, helping surgeons perform and collaborate on delicate brain and spine operations.[9]


  1. "David Langer, MD | Northwell Health". www.northwell.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  2. "David Jonathan Langer, MD | Northwell Health". www.northwell.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  3. "David Langer, MD | Northwell Health". www.northwell.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  4. "Dr. David Langer - Neurological Surgery - Castle Connolly Medical Ltd". www.castleconnolly.com. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  5. "Editorial Board Profiles | Operative Neurosurgery | Oxford Academic". academic.oup.com. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  6. "Dr. Langer Receives 2015 Innovation Award | Northwell Health". www.northwell.edu. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  7. "The Internet's Crazy New Cure for Insomnia, Pt 1". www.doctoroz.com. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  8. Lagnado, Lucette (2015-11-30). "What Patients Need to Remember After Leaving the Hospital". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  9. "Brain Surgery in 3-D: Coming Soon to the Operating Theater". The New York Times. 2018-01-08. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-05-15.

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