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Alejandro Berenstein, MD
Site Chair, Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke's
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Affiliated with:
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt
Center, Institute, ProgramThe Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology & Neurosurgery Center For Endovascular Surgery
Medical SpecialtyEndovascular Surgery
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Radiology, 1976
Medical SchoolUniversidad National Autonoma de Mexico, 1969
Residency TrainingRadiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, 1973‑1976
FellowshipNeuroradiology, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, 1976‑1978
Academic AppointmentIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
From the doctorAlejandro Berenstein, MD is the Director of the Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He is a pioneer in the new field in medicine “Endovascular Surgery” and established the first comprehensive center for the multidisciplinary treatment of head, neck and peripheral vascular lesions. His contributions extend from the description of the functional vascular anatomy, understanding and describing the diseases, to the development of multiple medical devises to treat them used throughout the world.

Dr. Berenstein has authored over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 25 chapters in the field, and 9 books including the five volumes groundbreaking textbook, “Surgical Neuroangiography.” Among the more than 30 awards, in 1989 he received the Ramon y Cajal Award in Medicine for distinguished Latin American Physicians. In 1998 The First Cerebrovascular Luessenhop Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS); Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery. In 2001 awarded the Paolo Raimondi Award from the AANS/CNS on Pediatric Neurological Surgery, and is the only physician to received both. In 2007 he received the Physician of the Year from Vascular Birthmark Foundation, for his work with children with vascular birth defects. In 2007 the Boston Scientific Neurovascular Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in research and clinical applications. In 2008 the Heart of New York Stroke Spotlight Award from the American Heart and Stroke Association. Honorary Member of the Japanese Society of Neuroendovascular Therapy, in 2009 he received the first Serbinenko Golden Sign Award in Neurosurgery in Moscow. He has been visiting professor, lecturer and faculty in over 600 occasions. He became the first president of the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology and third president of the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology; and has been the President of SILAN the Latin-American Society of Neuroradiology for 2012-2013.

Awards2012 -

Pioneering Award

Society of Vascular and Interventional Neuroradiology

2012 -

15th Annual Gala

St. Luke Roosevelt Hospital

2010 -

Merit of Achievement Award

Eve Fenton Love-All Foundation Inc.

2010 -

World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology Founding Members Award

2009 -

Serbinenko Golden Sign Award

2008 -

Honorary Member

Japanese Society of Neuroendovascular Therapy

2008 -

New York Stroke Spotlight Award

American Heart and American Stroke Association

2007 -

Man of the Year Award

Needlers Foundation

2007 -

Boston Scientific Neurovascular Lifetime Achievement Award

2007 -

Physician of the Year Award

Vascular Birthmark Foundation

2005 -

El Comite Organizador del XVII Congresso de la Sociedad IberolatinoAmeriana de Neuroradiologia

Diagnostica y Terapeutica Rinde Homenaje al Socio Fundador de Silan

2001 -

Paolo Raimondi Lecturer Award

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

1998 -

The First Luessenhop Award

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

1997 -

Distinguished Physicians Award

Needlers Foundation

1993 -

Distinguished Service Award

World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN)

1992 -

Gratitude and Appreciation Award

The Radiological Society of North America

1989 -

Ramon y Cajal Award in Medicine for Distinguished Latin American Physicians

1979 -

Magna Cum Laude

17th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASNR)

1966 -

Second Place for High Notes

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
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