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Dimitris Placantonakis, MD, Neurosurgery, New York, NY, NYU Langone Hospitals

DimitrisG.PlacantonakisMD

Neurosurgery New York, NY

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Pituitary Surgery

Physician

Overview of Dr. Placantonakis

I am a board-certified brain tumor surgeon, with expertise in surgery for glioma, glioblastoma, pituitary tumors, meningioma and metastases. I utilize minimally invasive approaches, such as endoscopy and laser ablation, awake language and motor mapping, and intraoperative imaging adjuncts, to maximize the safety of procedures. I also run an NIH-funded laboratory that studies the biology of glioma and human neural development.

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2004 - 2010
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2003 - 2010
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalInternship, Transitional Year, 2003 - 2004
  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    NYU Grossman School of MedicineClass of 2003
  • New York University School of Medicine
    New York University School of MedicinePh.D., Neuroscience, 2003
  • Long Island University
    Long Island UniversityB.S., Molecular Biology, Mathematics, 1995

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2004 - 2024
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Preuss Award AANS/CNS Section on Tumors, 2016
  • Preuss Award Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2016
  • Named to Rising Stars Super Doctors, 2015
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Low-grade astrocytoma mutations IDH1, P53 and ATRX cooperate to block differentiation of human neural stem cells via repression of SOX2  
    Modrek, A. S., Golub, D., Khan, T., Bready, D., Prado, J., Bowman, C., Deng, J., Zhang, G., Rocha, P., Raviram, R., Lazaris, H., Stafford, J., LeRoy, G., Kader, M., Dh..., Cell Reports, 1/1/2017
  • Adult Primary Spinal Epidural Extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma: Review of the literature and case report  
    Bustoros, M., Cheddhi, T., Frenster, J., Modrek, A. S., Bayin, N.S., Snuderl, M., Rosen G., Schiff, P. B., & Placantonakis, D.G., Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, 1/1/2016
  • GPR133 promotes glioblastoma growth  
    Bayin, N.S., Frenster, J.D., Kane, J.R., Modrek, A.S., Shohdy, N., MacNeil, D.J., Zagzag, D., & Placantonakis, D.G., Neurosurgery, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Patient-specific screening using high-grade glioma explants to determine potential radiosensitization by a TGF-beta small molecule inhibitor.
    Bayin, N.S., Ma, L., Baitalmal, R., Golfinos, J.G., Pacione, D., Snuderl, M., Zagzag, D., Barcellos-Hoff, M.H., & Placantonakis, D.G., AANS Annual Meeting, 1/1/2017
  • The Posterior Nasoseptal Flap: A Novel Technique for Closure after Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Resection of Pituitary Adenomas.
    Barger, J., Siow, M., Kader, M., Phillips, K., Fatterpekar, G., Kleinberg, D., Zagzag, D., Sen, C., Golfinos, J.G., Lebowitz, R. & Placantonakis, D.G., AANS Annual Meeting; NASBS Annual Meeting, 1/1/2017
  • Cadherin-coated emulsion droplets are a biomimetic scaffold for tumorspheres and cell migration.
    Nagendra, K., Frenster, J.D., McMullen, A., Placantonakis, D.G., & Brujic, J., ACS Colloids and Surface Chemistry Conference, 1/1/2017
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Lectures

  • Chromatin and cell surface alterations in glioma. 
    NYU School of Medicine - 1/1/2017
  • Glioma clinical trials: Lessons learned. 
    NYU School of Medicine - 1/1/2017
  • Chromatin conformation remodeling by mutant IDH. 
    Washington University of Saint Louis - 1/1/2017
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Other

  • Brain tumors. (Radio appearance) 
    Placantonakis D, Sirius XM Doctor Radio
    1/1/2017
  • On the role of gap junctional communication in inferior olivary oscillations. Doctoral dissertation. 
    Placantonakis, D. G.
    New York University, New York, NY - 1/1/2002

Press Mentions

  • Viewpoints on the First Transatlantic GPCR Symposium for Early-Career Investigators
    Viewpoints on the First Transatlantic GPCR Symposium for Early-Career InvestigatorsOctober 21st, 2021
  • CRISPR Nanocapsule Limits Brain Tumor Growth in Mice
    CRISPR Nanocapsule Limits Brain Tumor Growth in MiceMay 4th, 2022
  • CRISPR Nanocapsule Limits Growth of Aggressive Brain Tumours in Mice
    CRISPR Nanocapsule Limits Growth of Aggressive Brain Tumours in MiceApril 21st, 2022

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA HMO
    CIGNA Open Access
    CIGNA PPO
    Empire BCBS HMO
    Empire BCBS PPO
    Great West PPO
    Healthfirst New York
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Oxford Health Freedom
    Oxford Health Liberty
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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