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Craig M. Shannon, MD

Craig M. Shannon, MD

In Memory of Dr. Shannon

It is with deepest sadness that we inform you on the passing of Dr. Craig Shannon of Brain and Spine Surgeons of NY. Please keep Dr. Shannon’s family, friends and partners in your thoughts during this very unfortunate and difficult time.  Honoring Dr. Shannon – Click here to learn more


Dr. Craig Shannon was born in Manhattan, New York but grew up in the small town of Zanesville, Ohio. He was the son of a private practice Neurosurgeon and his mother is a registered nurse. He has two sisters, a twin sister, and a younger sister. He attended college at Miami University in Oxford Ohio and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts. He then attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and graduated with his medical degree in 2007.


Dr. Shannon began his training in Neurosurgery in 2007 at the Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College. During his training he was the Chief Resident at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Manhattan, completed an Infolded spine fellowship at Westchester Medical Center, and completed a Chief Resident year at Westchester Medical Center. He graduated from his residency program in June of 2016 and joined the BSSNY Neurosurgery group. In August 2017, Dr. Shannon was appointed Chief and Medical Director of Neurosurgery at Vassar Brothers Hospital. He was also Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at New York Medical College.


Dr. Shannon was interested in all aspects of Neurosurgery which include cranial neurosurgery, trauma, and spine surgery.

Hospital Appointments


  • Miami of Ohio University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A. – 2002
  • University of Toledo College of Medicine, M.D. – June 2007

Academic Training

  • Resident: Neurosurgery
    Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY
  • Chief Resident: Neurosurgery
    St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan, NY
  • Infolded Spine Fellowship: Neurosurgery
    Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY:
  • Chief Resident: Neurosurgery
    Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY

Medical Licenses

  • State of New York: Medicine and Surgery
  • State of New Jersey: Medicine and Surgery
  • State of Connecticut: Medicine and Surgery
  • State of Ohio: Medicine and Surgery
  • State of Florida: Medicine and Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Northern Westchester Hospital, Chief of Neurosurgery, Mt. Kisco, New York
  • Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
  • White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York
  • Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, New York
  • Sound Shore Medical Center, New Rochelle, New York

Awards & Commendations

  • 2011- NREF/DePuy Spine Research Fellow: Presented Research at the American Association of  Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting May 2015, Washington, D.C.
  • 2011- Dr. Del Guercio First Place Research Award
  • 2011- New York State Society 2nd Place Research Award

Professional Societies

  • Sigma Chi Fraternity (Alpha Chapter): Life Loyal Sig
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • New York State Neurosurgical Society
  • American Academy of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Workers Comp
  • No Fault
  • Fidelis
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Medicaid Only
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Pomco
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Teamsters Local 456
  • Tricare aka Healthnet aka Humana
  • WellCare
  • Corvel Workers Comp PPO
  • Affinity

Contact us today to make an appointment with Dr. Shannon.