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Kimon Bekelis, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAHA

Dr. Kimon Bekelis, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAHA is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in minimally-invasive, endovascular neurosurgery—as well as Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and complex spine and brain operations. He is one of the most prominent and widely-published stroke researchers in the country and is the author of over 110 peer-reviewed journal publications and ten book chapters.


Dr. Bekelis obtained his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and spent a year as a postdoctoral research fellow in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where he served as the chief resident and held fellowships in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

  • Chairman of Neuro-Interventional Services for Catholic Health Services of Long Island.
  • Director of Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center of Excellence in Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
  • Assistant Professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
  • Director of the Population Health Research Institute of New York at CHS.
  • Recipient of Dandy Award, Scoville Award, Robert Florin Award, Sam Hassenbusch
  • Award, Stroke Care and Emergency Medicine Award, and the C.N.S. Foundation Innovation Fellowship Award.

Areas of Specialty

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Endovascular Surgery
Stroke and Brain Aneurysm
Gamma Knife
Complex Brain and Spine Operations


Publications & Presentations

Does scope of practice correlate with the outcomes of craniotomy for tumor resection in children? S. Missios, K. Bekelis. 
Acta Neurochirurgica, 2017 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print]
Association of Magnet status with hospitalization outcomes for ischemic stroke patients.
K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T.A. MacKenzie. 
JAHA: Journal of American Heart Association, 2017 Apr 18;6(4)
Does quality of physicians correlate with patient satisfaction measured by Hospital Compare metrics in New York State? K. Bekelis, S. Missios, T.A. MacKenzie, P.M. O’Shaughnessy. 
Neurosurgery, 2017 May 30. [Epub ahead of print]
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