Feb 11, 2021
Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast this week features Dr. Philip Stieg, internationally acclaimed neurosurgeon and Chairman & Founder of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center—the leading center for patient care in New York City.
In addition to his clinical practice, and his leadership duties at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center, Dr. Stieg is a frequent lecturer around the world. He recently launched the second season of his bi-weekly podcast “This is Your Brain with Dr. Phil Stieg,” which explores the many wonders of the brain.Conveying complex issues related to the brain in a non-technical, matter-of-fact way, some of the topics he addressed in his podcast last year included: anxiety; Parkinson’s Disease; a brain-healthy diet; and how elite athletes deal with pressure.
Dr. Stieg received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, a doctorate in anatomy and neuroscience from Union University, and a medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School after completing a fellowship in cell transplantation for restorative neurological function at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Stieg then joined the faculty of the Harvard Medical School.
In 2000, while at the Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, he was asked to develop a new Department of Neurological Surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The center is now a global leader in the comprehensive treatment of central nervous system diseases.
Dr. Stieg has served as president of the Brain Tumor Foundation and president of the New York board of the American Heart and Stroke Association. His expertise in head trauma and traumatic brain injury has led him to consulting positions with the National Football League, the New York Giants, and the Department of Defense. He has appeared on the list of Castle Connolly’s “Best Doctors in America” every year for more than two decades and is internationally known as a lecturer dedicated to the training of other neurosurgeons.
Join Dustin and Dr. Stieg for a stimulating conversation and hear what is in “the brain” of this gifted physician.