Simon Morr, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Morr’s office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday via telehealth appointment. Patients should call 212-342-0580 to set up their video appointment with Dr. Morr.

 

Dr. Morr is a neurosurgeon who is dual-trained in neurosurgical and orthopedic spine surgery. He provides comprehensive microscopic neurosurgical and reconstructive orthopedic spinal care with special focus on advanced degeneration, tumors, infections, traumatic fractures and complex deformities—including kyphosis and scoliosis. He has a keen interest in conditions of the cranio-cervical junction and base of the skull, including chiari malformation, basilar invagination and syrinx/syringomyelia. He also cares for patients with a variety of brain conditions including tumors and trauma.

After completing his tenure as Chief Resident of the neurosurgery service, he was invited to stay on as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo, where he focused on spine surgery, brain trauma, and brain tumors. He returned to his home-town of New York City to receive further training in orthopedic complex spinal deformity and scoliosis surgery from a team of world-famous orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons at Columbia University. After completing this fellowship, he was promoted to Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Columbia University Medical Center.

He favors a minimally invasive and conservative approach whenever possible, but often sees patients who have had previous surgery and require extensive revision and reconstruction. He is trained and comfortable with advanced new robotic and navigated techniques, as well as radiosurgery when the best option is “knifeless surgery”.

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Dr. Morr welcomes international patients who wish to see him for consultation or treatment. All international appointments with Dr. Morr may be coordinated through Global Services at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Contact Global Services:
Tel: (212) 746-9100 (1-888-728-7945 Toll Free in the U.S.)
Email: globalservices@nyp.org
Website: http://www.nyp.org/globalservices

Dr. Morr currently participates in the following health insurance networks. For specific product names within the health network, please call our office. If your insurance does not appear on the list, you may still be eligible for significant coverage. For more information, please see our Insurance Information page.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Education & Certification

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery
Medical SchoolDownstate SUNY Medical School
Residency TrainingUniversity of Buffalo/Buffalo General Hospital
Residency TrainingUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency TrainingRoswell Park Cancer Institute
FellowshipNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Masters of Public HealthDownstate SUNY Medical School
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