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Guy M. McKhann II, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neurological Surgery
Expertise in: 
Neurosurgery, Brain & Spinal Tumors
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(212) 305-0052

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Credentials & Experience

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Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain & Spinal Tumors
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Gliomas
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive (Endoscopic) Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Brain Abscess
  • Biopsies
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Craniotomy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Meningioma
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Concussion
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Orbital Tumor
  • Movement Disorder
  • Dystonia
  • Adult Trauma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Functional Brain Mapping
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Shunts
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Microvascular Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Conditions
  • Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Head Injury

Specialties

Education & Training

  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center

About Guy McKhann

Dr. Guy M. McKhann II - Biography

Dr. McKhann graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Duke University, with Research Honors for his investigations into brain tumor immunobiology. He attended Yale School of Medicine where he was AOA, Cum Laude, a Farr Scholar, and one of five recipients of the medical school’s highest thesis award. Dr. McKhann trained in Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, as well as Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in Wimbledon, England.

Dr. McKhann combines clinical skill and compassionate care to maximize patient outcomes. He treats patients with a variety of brain conditions including Brain Tumors, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Adult Hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformations, Cavernous Malformations, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and Neurotrauma. His areas of particular technical expertise include microneurosurgery, computer guided stereotactic neuronavigation, intraoperative awake brain mapping, neuroendoscopy, minimally invasive brain surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, deep brain stimulation, and cerebrospinal fluid shunting.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

1
710 West 168th Street
Suite 413
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-0052
Fax:
(212) 305-3629
Primary

Research

Dr. McKhann also works as a translational neuroscientist, running a laboratory that investigates epileptic development and treatment. In addition he helps direct a multidisciplinary team that studies the mechanisms of brain plasticity, recovery, and repair. His basic and clinical research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Klingenstein Foundation, the Charles A. Dana Foundation, the New York Academy of Medicine, Parents Against Childhood Epilepsy, and the Irving Center for Clinical Research.

Research Interests

  • Astrocyte function in epilepsy
  • Brain organization of language and motor function
  • Adult hydrocephalus

Grants

SEIZURE LOCALIZATION IN HUMANS: THE EFFECT OF INHIBITORY SUROUND ON THE EEG (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2013 - Jun 30 2018

TARGETING THE MTOR PATHWAY IN GILOMA-ASSOCIATED EPILEPSY IN MICE AND HUMANS (Private)

Sep 1 2015 - Aug 31 2017

RADIOSURGERY VS LOBECTOMY FOR TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY: PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIAL (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2014 - May 31 2015

RADIOSURGERY VS. LOBECTOMY FOR TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY: PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIAL (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2011 - May 31 2012

ABERRANT ASTROCYTIC CONTROL OF NEURONAL EXCITABILITY IN TUBE ROUS SCLEROSIS: A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC TARGET IN TSC EPILEP (Private)

Jul 1 2008 - Jun 30 2011

HHMI FELLOWSHIP--REACTIVE GLIOSIS IN A RAT MODEL OF TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY--CELLULAR LINEAGE AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC... (Private)

Jul 1 2007 - Jun 30 2008

PLASTICITY IN THE MATURE BRAIN: PATTERNS OF CORTICAL REORGANIZATION FOLLOWING BRAIN LESION REMOVAL (Private)

May 1 2001 - Jan 1 2008