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Borimir J. Darakchiev, MD, FAANS, FACS

Dr. Borimir J. Darakchiev, FAANS, FACS, is a board-certified, expert neurosurgeon specializing in cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders, degenerative disc disease, intractable facial pain, hemi-facial spasms, and peripheral nerve entrapment disease. His clinical expertise includes the surgical treatment of brain tumors, brain metastasis secondary to cancer, meningioma, pituitary adenoma, and acoustic neuroma.


Dr. Darakchiev received his medical degree from the Medical University in Varna, Bulgaria, and completed his neurosurgical residencies at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and the Medical Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. He then obtained his fellowship training in Neurosurgical Oncology and Spine at the University of Cincinnati and then in Neurotrauma and Stroke at Weill-Cornell College of Medicine in New York.

  • Neurosurgical Representative at the Cancer Research Committee at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, NY
  • Neurosurgical Representative of The Multidisciplinary Brain and Spine Tumor Board
  • Member of The Neurosurgical Peer Review Committee at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, NY
  • Leading neurosurgeon and a member of the Brain Tumor Program at Good Samaritan Cancer Center in West Islip, NY.
  • Widely published in leading neurosurgical journals on novel treatments for malignant brain and pituitary tumors, as well as on spine fractures and stroke.
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill-Cornell Medical Center.

Areas of Specialty

Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Brain Surgery
Pituitary Tumors
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery


Publications & Presentations

Name of the publication: Stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with solid brain metastases: Current status
Authors: Borimir J. Darakchiev, M.D., FACS , P.C.,Ronald E. Warnick, MD , John C. Breneman, MD
Where it was published: 20th Anniversary special issue of Journal of Neuro-Oncology. Vol.69, pp.125-137
Tesla intraoperative MRI: Focus
Pituitary Adenomas.
Borimir J. Darakchiev, M.D.,
FACS , P.C.,Ronald E. Warnick,
MD, John M. Tew, MD.
Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.
Jan 2005, pp. 155-165
Free Radicals, Antioxidants and Reperfusion Injury in the Central Nervous System.
Siddiqi FA, Darakchiev BJ, Cohen SM, Hariri RJ, Fantini GA: Aitkenhead AR, Benad H, Cousins MJ, Strunin L, Thomson DA, Aken Van H. (eds).
InBalliere’s Clinical Anaesthesiology – International Practice and Research, Vol. 10/Number 3. Cambridge Press: 497-515, 1996.
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