July 16, 2020
121: Lenox Hill Hospital Neurosurgery Chair | Dr. DAVID LANGER, MD
Hospitals have always been filled with heroes, even before the COVID-19 pandemic set in.A new docu-series on Netflix, “Lenox Hill,” serves as a timely reminder with its compelling look at the pre-coronavirus work done behind the walls of that New York hospital system. David Langer, MD, chair of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, and vice president of neurosurgery for Northwell Health Western Region, spoke about answering the call to help provide care for patients with COVID-19 regardless of sub-specialty.Dr. Langer's work has been featured in numerous peer-reviewed publications and he has spoken nationally and internationally on vascular disorders such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain. He is one of the few cerebral bypass surgeons in the country.In this episode we discuss: 1. Life on set of Lenox Hill 2. Aneurysms - what they are, how to prevent them and how to treat them 3. Why David got into medicine and how what sparked his interest in neurosurgery 4. Understanding and demystifying pseudo-science and commonly held misconceptions that we hear on social media 5. The life of a neurosurgeon during COVID-19 and much more. Find David here: https://www.instagram.com/drdlanger/REVIEW/SHARE:If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Neuro Experience podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. And if you have any friends that you think will benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Neuro Experience episodes please share the link – together we can make brain health something that everyone can thrive on!