Jafar Jafar, MD

Jafar Jafar, MD

Neurosurgery New York, NY

Professor, Neurosurgery, New York University School of Medicine

Office Address

  • 530 1st Ave
    Suite 8r
    New York, NY 10016
    Phone: (212) 263-6312

Jafar Jafar, MD

Neurosurgery New York, NY

Professor, Neurosurgery, New York University School of Medicine


  • Dr. Jafar is Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at NYU Langone Medical Center. He did his residency training at The University of Chicago under Dr. Sean Mullan. Following that he was an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he established the stroke research laboratory. He has had a lifelong interest in cerebral blood flow. While in Chicago he also established the cerebral blood flow laboratory and was honored with teacher of the year award. In 1989 he joined the Department of Neurosurgery at NYU and was responsible for the founding of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery, as well as the Center for Cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Jafar has had fellowship training with Professor Lindsay Simon at the National Hospital for Nervous Disease, at Queen Square, London, England, and with Professor Ghazi Yasargil in Zurich, Switzerland. He has participated in multiple multi-center trials. He is the author of more than 70 publications, mainly involving cerebrovascular disease, including a textbook on arteriovenous malformations. Dr. Jafar directs the multidisciplinary cerebrovascular center at NYU, which includes interventionalists, surgeons, and neurologists.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurosurgery: General Neurosurgery
  • Clinical Interests: Brain Tumors; Intracranial Aneurysm; Arteriovenous Malformations; Skull Base Neoplasms

Education & Training

  • University of ChicagoUniversity of Chicago
  • University of ChicagoUniversity of Chicago
  • Shiraz University of Medical SciencesShiraz University of Medical Sciences

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License1988 - 2017
  • American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • New York Magazine: Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014
    • Top Doctors: New York Metro AreaCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013

    Publications & Presentations


    Professional Memberships

    Other Languages

    • French, Arabic, Farsi

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Great West PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Oxford Health Freedom
    • Oxford Health Liberty
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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