Anthony D’Ambrosio

MD, FAANS

About Dr. D’Ambrosio

Driven by Advancing Patient Care

Over the years, Valley has continued to invest in the health and well-being of their neurosurgical patients by upgrading to the ICON and continuing to support our community outreach and marketing initiatives.  I was partially responsible for creating the Valley Gamma Knife Program as it didn’t exist when I started at Valley. In addition to many others, I pitched the concept to them almost a decade ago. One of the reasons I love working at Valley is the fact that the administration listens to ideas and cares about their patients so much that they invest in the most revolutionary technology whenever appropriate.

Specialization & Expertise

  • Gamma Knife Perfexion®
  • Gamma Knife ICON®
  • Microvascular Decompression (MVD)
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Brain Tumors
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Chiari Malformation

Credentials

Positions:

Director of Neurological Surgery, The Valley Hospital (2011-Present)

Associate Director of Neurosciences, The Valley Hospital (2011-Present)

Co-Director of the Institute for Brain and Spine Radiosurgery, Gamma Knife Center, The Valley Hospital (2010-Present)

Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, The Valley Hospital (2009-Present)

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons (2007-Present)

Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Fellow, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University (2005-2006)

Chief Resident, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University (2005-2006)

Resident Physician, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University (2001-2005)

BLS/ACLS Certified Healthcare Provider (2001-Present)

Board Certifications:

Board Certification, American Board of Neurological Surgery (2010)

New Jersey State Medical License #25MA08233900 (2007)

New York State Medical License #220564 (2001)

Professional Societies:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

North American Skull Base Society

Education and Expertise:

Undergraduate:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Science, Biology with Honors (1991-1995)

  • Vincent von Zwehl Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Varn Corporation
  • Thomas J. Watson Scholarship Recipient – IBM Corporation
  • Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society
  • Dean’s List (1993-1995)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society
  • Honors in Biology

M.D.:
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, T.N. – Doctor of Medicine, A.O.A. with Honors (1995-1999)

  • Microbes and Defense Honor Society
  • Barney Brooks Surgical Society (Still a part of this society today)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (Still a part of this society today)

Internship:

New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University (1999-2000)

Fellowship:
Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, N.Y. (2000-2001)

Awards:

(201) Magazine Bergen’s Top Doctor

New Jersey Monthly Best Doctor

NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awardPhysician of the Year – Finalist

Best Doctors® in America

Patient’s Choice

Physician of the Year Award – Nominee, New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

  • Nominated by the Department of Nursing, 8HN, Neurosurgical Ward.

Second Annual Skull Base Program for Neurological Surgery Residents – Medical Education and Research Institute, University of Tennessee at Memphis. August 21-24th – Invited Attendee

Best Contributed Paper-Oral Presentation – 14th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society, February 2003 – Memphis, Tennessee

Arnold P. Gold Foundation – Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award – New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University

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