Dr. Tessler, of Port Washington, Recognized as "Rising Star"

Dr. Lee Tessler
Dr. Lee Tessler

Port Washington resident Lee Tessler, M.D., F.A.A.N.S, F.A.C.S., Executive Director and Co-Surgical Director of the Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C. (NSPC), has been named a “Rising Star” by Key Professional Media, publishers of the Super Doctors® directories.  No more than 2.5% of physicians in the New York metro region have achieved this designation.

“Patients know that our practice consists of the region’s leading physicians in a range of neurosurgical subspecialties and related fields,” said NSPC’s CEO, Michael H. Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S.  “We congratulate Dr. Tessler on achieving this elite honor.  His recognition provides one more example of why NSPC is considered New York’s premier neurosurgical practice.”

Dr. Tessler is recipient of a number of awards and holds leadership positions with major national organizations. He was recently given the Community Service Award by the Aleh Foundation, which funds Israel’s largest provider of educational rehabilitative services to severely developmentally disabled children.  He is among a select few neurosurgeons to be named to the Medical Advisory Board of Voices Against Brain Cancer, a leading national organization that funds brain cancer research, awareness and support programs.  

A board certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Tessler specializes in the treatment of primary brain tumors, metastatic tumors and meningiomas, using stereotactic surgery and radiosurgery. Dr. Tessler received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Duke University, and completed post-baccalaureate studies at UCLA. He obtained his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.  Dr. Tessler served both his internship and residency in the Department of Neurological Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he was named chief resident. In 2008, Dr. Tessler was appointed as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is currently Chief of Neurotrauma and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Quality Improvement Committee at Winthrop-University Hospital.

According to Key Professional Media, in selecting physicians for Super Doctors, the publisher employs a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Doctors is a selective yet diverse listing of outstanding physicians, representing consumer-oriented medical specialties.

Key Professional Media invites doctors to nominate colleagues whom they know to be exceptional in their specified field. Physicians are asked to consider the following question: "If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?" Numerous safeguards are in place to prevent ballot manipulation. Physicians may not self-nominate. 

The group’s staff also searches medical databases, online sources, and publications for physicians who have attained certain credentials, honors or professional achievements. This process also includes physicians in less visible or highly specialized medical treatment areas.  Candidates are evaluated on 10 criteria of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Nominees are then grouped into specialties, and their nominations scored by a blue-ribbon panel of physicians from their respective specialties.

The last step is to total the points received from nominations, research, and blue-ribbon panel review. Only the highest-scoring doctors are included on the Super Doctors list. The Super Doctors list consists of approximately 5% of the physicians within the respective state or region – 2.5% of physicians for those designated as “Rising Stars.” 

About Neurological Surgery, P.C.

Neurological Surgery, P.C. is one of the New York City area’s premier neurosurgical groups, offering patients the most advanced treatments of brain and spine disorders.  These include minimally invasive procedures such as stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma Knife®, CyberKnife® and Novalis Tx®), aneurysm coiling, neuro-endoscopy, spinal stimulators, carotid stents, interventional pain management, microdiscectomy, kyphoplasty, and other types of minimally invasive spine surgery.  The practice’s physicians represent a range of surgical and nonsurgical specialties, combining compassionate care with highly specialized training. They are leaders in the region’s medical community, with appointments as chiefs of neurosurgery in some of Long Island’s best hospitals.  NSPC offers 10 convenient locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as in Queens and Manhattan.  For more information, call 1-855-263-0000 or visit www.NSPC.com.      



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