Neurosurgery in Queens New York

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s team of neurosurgeons in Queens New York offer innovative and comprehensive surgical care to treat a wide range of rare and complex conditions of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system to our patients.

Our team of highly-trained and experienced neurosurgeons in Queens, New York is focused on delivering advanced, patient-centered, care to our community with the goal of improving the quality of life of the patients we serve.

Jamaica Hospital’s neurosurgeons perform a wide range of surgical interventions, using the latest, minimally invasive technology to treat conditions affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system . 

Some of the many conditions we treat include:

  • Lumbar disc and cervical disc herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar and cervical stenosis
  • Lumbar degenerative scoliosis and other diseases
  • Cervical spine trauma
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Traumatic spine fractures
  • Acute stroke interventions and thrombectomy
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Malformation of the head and neck
  • Vascular malformations
  • CSF leak
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Moyamoya Disease

Our neurosurgeons are supported by an experienced group of physician assistants, and administrative staff to meet your needs prior to, during and after surgery.

For more information about the Division of Neurosurgery at Jamaica Hospital, or to make an appointment with one of our surgeons, please call 718-206-7001.

To learn more about our team of neurosurgeons in Queens New York, click on the biographies below.

Mohsen Nouri, M.D

Mohsen Nouri, M.D. is a neurosurgeon with dual fellowship training in both endovascular and cerebrovascular surgeries with surgical expertise to treat various vascular diseases of brain and spine such as stroke, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, vascular dissections, carotid artery stenosis, Moyamoya disease, cavernous malformation, and venous/lymphatic malformations. Based on the lesion characteristics, Dr. Nouri is able to offer and perform a wide range of treatment options from very aggressive and complex skull base surgeries to minimally invasive endovascular/angiographic techniques.

After finishing his medical school and residency in Neurosurgery at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, Dr. Nouri did a research fellowship in cerebrovascular surgeries at Fujita Health University in Japan in 2014. In 2017, he did a fellowship at Weill Cornell neurosurgery department in New York where he learned complex skull base techniques to treat brain vascular abnormalities. Dr. Nouri did his first clinical fellowship in endovascular surgical neuroradiology from 2017 to 2019 at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY with a focus on treating brain and spine vascular diseases with minimally invasive techniques through the groin or writs vessels. His second clinical fellowship was on cerebrovascular and skull base surgeries at North Shore University Hospital, NY from 2019 to 2020 concentrated on performing classic open surgeries for treatment of brain and spine vascular lesions. His main professional focus is on vascular diseases of the brain and spine after years of research and clinical education on different aspects and modalities of treating such lesions.

Conditions treat:

  • Acute Stroke interventions and thrombectomy
  • Brain hemorrhage (endoscopic or open evacuation)
  • Brain aneurysm (clipping, coiling, flow diverters, bypass)
  • Spine and brain vascular malformation (open surgery, radiosurgery, embolization)
  • Arteriovenous fistulae of brain and spine (open surgery, embolization)
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Venous sinus thrombosis
  • Carotid cavernous fistula (embolization)
  • Brain, or head and neck tumor embolization
  • Carotid and vertebral arteries stenosis or dissection (angioplasty, stenting, endarterectomy, bypass)
  • Moyamoya disease (brain vessels bypass)
  • Vein of Galen malformation (open surgery, embolization)
  • Venous or lymphatic malformations of the head and neck (sclerotherapy, open surgery)

Elizabeth Fontana, M.D

Elizabeth Fontana, M.D. is a neurosurgeon and trauma liaison with a special interest in tumors. Dr. Fontana received her BA at Harvard University and her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following medical school, she completed her neurosurgical residency at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. After residency she spent a year in Seattle where she completed a tumor fellowship.

Dr. Fontana serves as the director of neurosurgical trauma but maintains an interest in brain tumors and the field of neuro-oncology. Prior to joining Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Fontana worked at Northwell Health. She is delighted to join the JHMC team as the director of our growing neurosurgery department.

Xun Li, M.D.

Dr. Xun Li is a bilingual brain, spine, and nerve surgeon with expertise in spinal surgery. Dr. Li was born in Beijing, China but grew up all over the world and finally settled in the suburbs of Philadelphia in high school along with his family. Unprepared for the exorbitant cost of American higher education, he was finally able to attend Allegheny College and Temple University School of Medicine with generous scholarship support.

He completed his neurosurgery residency at Brown University and his orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. During residency, in addition to mastering the surgical treatment of common spinal disorders such as spinal stenosis and disc herniation by both open and minimally invasive approaches, he spent an additional year learning how to treat rarer neurosurgical diseases such as brain and spine tumors including metastasis. Lastly, during his fellowship, he also trained at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, where he learned to treat pediatric and adolescent scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities. Dr. Li’s philosophy of care is to treat every patient he meets as if they are members of his family, with compassion, respect, and dignity. Languages spoken: Mandarin Chinese, English