Officer Commitee

Daniel Sciubba

Daniel Michael Sciubba, MD

Daniel Sciubba, MD, MBA, serves as the Lucille and Milton Cohn Professor & Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at The Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell/Hofstra, the Senior Vice President of the neurosurgery service line, Co-Director of the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Executive Director of the Spine Institute at Northwell Health.

A national leader in neurosurgery, Dr. Sciubba has made spine surgery a particular area of focus, with special emphasis on spine tumors and spinal deformity, including scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis. With an approach that is as minimally invasive as possible but as far-reaching as necessary, he is recognized for his work in complex en bloc surgery, in which a tumor is removed in its entirety in order to reduce the risk of cancer spread, including in cases where the tumor is wrapped around or otherwise involved in another organ or tissue, such as the spinal cord or aorta.

Dr. Sciubba prioritizes the needs, wishes and goals of his patients, emphasizing compassionate communication and making time for a comprehensive exploration of all relevant issues. He stresses cross-disciplinary collaboration in creating treatment plans that are customized to produce an optimal result; depending on the case, his team may include experts from numerous fields, including surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pharmacology, pain management and more.

A widely recognized researcher, Dr. Sciubba has authored more than 650 peer-reviewed papers and has edited four medical texts. His research includes mining big data to improve clinical outcomes and using animal models to determine the optimal treatment protocol for individuals based on characteristics of tumor and patient; he also has produced numerous innovations in surgical tools and techniques.

Dr. Sciubba has received many recognitions for clinical excellence. In 2015, he was inducted into the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, the highest clinical distinction at Johns Hopkins University. He has been recognized by Expertscape as among the top five spine surgeons and spinal oncology clinicians in the world and has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 8 consecutive years, among many other honors.

Dr. Sciubba is committed to teaching the next generation of neurosurgeons, engaging residents and fellows in an atmosphere of shared exploration. As an invited presenter at grand rounds and at national and international meetings, he helps guide the development of the field of neurosurgery.

Dr. Sciubba received his medical degree from the College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University, and completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. His post-doctoral training included a residency in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and two complex spine fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >