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William Cobb

M.D., Ph.D.

About Dr. Cobb

Driven by Compassion and Patient Needs

During the course of each of my patient’s treatment, I focus on providing compassionate and individualized attention to needs of each and every patient. I have a strong interest in diseases of the brain and spine with a particular focus in neurological oncology. In particular, I am interested in the use of stereotactic radiosurgery in conjunction with surgical intervention in the treatment of tumors of the brain and spine. My goal is to relieve pain through non-surgical and appropriate surgical options.

Specialization & Expertise

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Brain and spine tumor treatment
  • Gamma Knife Radiotherapy


  • Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, The Valley Hospital, 2021 – present
  • Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgeons of NJ, 2013 – present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Neurological Surgery, Columbia University, 2013 – present
Board Certifications
  • Certification, American Board of Neurological Surgery (2017)
Professional Societies
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • New Jersey Neurosurgical Society
  • CNS/AANS Joint Tumor Section
Education and Training


University Of Pennsylvania (1990 – 1994)


University Of Med & Dentistry Of New Jersey (2002 – 2006)


Rutgers University, Neuroscience (1997 – 2002)

Internship & Residency:

New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgery (2006 – 2007); New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Neurosurgery (2009 – 2013)

Awards and Recognitions
  • Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award Recipient (2017)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery (2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery (2017)
  • Stanley S. Bergen, Jr. MD Medal of Excellence, NJMS (2006)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, NJMS (2005)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, NJMS (2005)