Dr. John Abrahams treats disorders of the brain and spine as BSSNY President. He is the author of numerous patents, has authored over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and given lectures at many national and local meetings. In addition to being BSSNY President, he is also Northern Westchester Hospital’s Co-Director of the Spine Section of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute. In 2009, he founded and now runs the Westchester Neuroscience Research Foundation. The Foundation is currently funding a project in conjunction with the Department of Pathology at New York Medical College studying the genomic profile of malignant brain tumors.
Dr. Abrahams has a background in biomedical engineering and been quite active as a biomedical entrepreneur, and has founded numerous biomedical companies including EndoMedix, AsiloMedix, Connectiphi, and Osteomedix. Dr. Abrahams’ most recent project is a surgical robotic device for brain surgery.
Dr. Abrahams was named President of Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York in 2015 and was recently named one of the “Top 10 Spine, Orthopedic Surgeon Tech Entrepreneurs to Know” by Becker’s Spine Review. To read the article, click here.
Apr 2, 1991 – “Effects of Heat and Pressure on Surface Light Reflectance at 660 and 880nm” – 3rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Hartford, Connecticut.
Aug 26, 1999 – “Biologically Active Devices in Endovascular Neurosurgery” – Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Feb 10, 2001 – “Delivery of human vascular endothelial growth factor with platinum coils enhances wall thickening and coil impregnation in a rat aneurysm model” – Fourth AANS/ Cerebrovascular Section Meeting, Hawaii.
Mar 7, 2001 – “Surface Modifications of Platinum Microcoils for Localized Adenovirus Delivery under conditions of Arterial Stasis and Pressurization” – Philadelphia Neurologic Society, Philadelphia.
Oct 1, 2001 – “Surface Modifications of Platinum and Biodegradable Microcoils for Localized Adenovirus Delivery In Vitro and In Vivo using a Rat Aneurysm Model. – Congress of Neurological Surgeons 51st Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
Oct 1, 2001 – “Biodegradable Polyglycolide Endovascular Coils Promote Wall Thickening and Drug Delivery in a Rat Aneurysm Model” – Congress of Neurological Surgeons 51st Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.
Dec 7, 2001 – “Surface Modifications of Platinum and Biodegradable Microcoils for Localized Adenovirus Delivery In Vitro and In Vivo using a Rat Aneurysm Model.” The Thirteenth Pan-Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sep 18, 2002 – “Endovascular Research in Neurosurgery” Department of Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York, New York, New York.
Nov 13, 2002 – “Cerebrovascular Disease in Neurosurgery“, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.
Dec 3, 2002 – “Evaluation of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in the Emergency Room“, Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York.