Company: Neurological Surgery, P.C.
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Robert Holtzman, Neurosurgeon, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurological surgery.
Dr. Holtzman was inspired to become a doctor by his grandmother, Dvera Ravits. When he was four years old, she was very sick with laryngeal cancer and before she passed, she asked him to become a doctor to cure her. His grandmother’s wish stuck with him and at just eight years old, Dr. Holtzman made the decision to become a neurosurgeon. The highlight of his career thus far has been helping a patient return to life who was declared by other physicians to be brain-dead and irrevocably paralyzed. In his current positions, Dr. Holtzman is an attendant at St. Francis Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, NYU Winthrop Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. He has previously treated patients at Lenox Hill Hospital, Harlem Hospital, Cabrini Medical Center, Mount Sinai, Maimonides Medical Center and various other health care institutions.
In order to make good on his grandmother’s wishes, Dr. Holtzman first earned an AB from Harvard College in 1964. He continued at Columbia University to receive an MD. Following this, he continued refining his medical skills as a rotating intern at Harlem Hospital Center and then with a residency in neurology at Columbia University. From 1972 to 1973, Dr. Holtzman was a resident in general surgery at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Following this, he completed a residency in neurosurgery at Columbia University. Some of the other achievements in his career include presenting at the eighth session of the United States-USSR joint committee on health cooperating in 1987 and working on a plan of cooperation in the field of neurosurgery among the N.N. Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR, the Research Institute of Neurosurgery of the Ministry of Health of the Ukrainian SSR in Kiev, the Department of Neurosurgery at the New York Neurological Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the Harry Winston Research Foundation, Inc.
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