Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad Named To National 'Women In Neurosurgery To Know' List
10/14/2013

Pediatric neurosurgeon Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D. has been named to Becker’s Spine Review’s “29 Women in Spine and Neurosurgery to Know.” She is the only New York pediatric neurosurgeon named to the selective list. Dr. Trinidad is a resident of Commack, NY.

Online PR News – 14-October-2013 – ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – Dr. Trinidad is an attending neurosurgeon with the Pediatric Neurosurgery Center of Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC), one of the Northeast’s leading neurosurgical private practices. She is one of approximately 200 female neurosurgeons in the United States.

“We congratulate Dr. Trinidad on this honor,” said Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., CEO, Neurological Surgery, P.C. “Her inclusion on this list is another indication of the university-level expertise that our physicians provide.”

Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D. is a fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of children and adults afflicted with complex disorders of the brain and spine such as tumors, congenital malformations (craniosynostosis, spina bifida and Chiari Malformation), hydrocephalus, epilepsy and spasticity, trauma and degenerative disease.

Dr. Trinidad received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, College of Pharmacy and her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. She completed a surgical internship at the University of Connecticut Health Center, then served as Chiari/syringomyelia clinical research coordinator at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Dr. Trinidad completed her neurosurgical residency at the University of Texas. She subsequently performed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Colorado/The Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Trinidad has conducted clinical research studies on the use of stereotactic radiosurgery, chemotherapy, clinical drug trials for head injury, bone marrow rescue after high dose chemotherapy in leukemia and neuropsychological evaluation of children. Among her publications are the chapter “Brain and Spine Trauma” in Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine; the article “Chiari I Malformation Redefined: Clinical and Radiographic Findings in 364 Symptomatic Patients” in Neurosurgery (co-author); and the article "CSF Shunt Operations without Cranial Bandaging" in the Journal of Neurosurgery (co-author).

Dr. Trinidad operates out of a number of hospitals in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York, and sees patients in Neurological Surgery, P.C.’s Port Jefferson Station, Lake Success, Commack and West Islip offices. A Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve, Dr. Trinidad was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Becker’s is a leading source of news and information for health care business leaders working in private practice, ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals. To read the “29 Women in Spine and Neurosurgery to Know” list, go to: http://beckersspine.com/lists/item/17618-27-women-in-spine-and-neurosurgery-to-know

About Neurological Surgery, P.C.
Neurological Surgery, P.C. is one of the New York City area’s premier neurosurgical groups, offering patients the most advanced treatments of brain and spine disorders. These include minimally invasive procedures such as stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife®, CyberKnife® and Novalis Tx®), aneurysm coiling, neuro-endoscopy, spinal stimulators, carotid stents, interventional pain management, microdiscectomy, kyphoplasty, and other types of minimally invasive spine surgery. The practice’s physicians represent a range of surgical and nonsurgical specialties, combining compassionate care with highly specialized training. They are leaders in the region’s medical community, with appointments as chiefs of neurosurgery in some of Long Island’s best hospitals. NSPC offers 10 convenient locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as in Queens and Manhattan. For more information, call 1-800-775-7784 or visit www.NSPC.com.

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