11.19.20 - 12.3.20   vol. 16

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LIJ Forest Hills appoints Dr. Jaime Nieto as Director of Neurosurgery

Jaime Nieto, MD, has been appointed director of neurosurgery at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Forest Hills. Dr. Nieto’s clinical expertise focuses on the treatment of all spinal disorders, but also includes tumors of the brain and spine, hydrocephalus, cerebral hemorrhages and chiari malformation.


Dr. Nieto most recently served as section chief of neurologic and spine surgery at New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital and as a clinical assistant professor of neurological surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.


“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Nieto into our neurosurgical family,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, Northwell Health’s senior vice president and executive director, neurosurgery services. “Dr. Nieto’s expertise in the treatment of spinal disorders, as well as tumors of the brain and spine, will continue to serve as a major asset to the Queens community.”


Earning his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, Dr. Nieto went on to earn a Master of Business Administration at the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management, and a Master of Science at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. He completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Connecticut, and his neurosurgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition, Dr. Nieto completed fellowship training in spinal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.


A member of several prestigious organizations that include the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the Society for Neuroscience, Dr. Nieto has been featured in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” for the New York metro area. He was also a  recipient of El Diario’s “El Award,” which recognizes the achievements of influential Latinos in the tri-state area. In addition, Dr. Nieto received an honorary degree, “Doctor of Science Honoris Causa,” from Mercy College. He has co-authored numerous papers in the peer-reviewed literature including the Journal of Comparative Neurology, the Journal of Neuroscience and the Journal of Neurophysiology. Dr. Nieto has presented at various professional conferences including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Society for Neuroscience, the California Spinal Cord Injury Consortium, and the International Symposium on Neural Regeneration.


To make an appointment with Dr. Nieto, please call 718-925-6546.