Raymond F. Sekula, MD
Locations and Appointments
CUIMC/Neurological Institute of New York
ColumbiaDoctors - Midtown
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About Raymond F. Sekula, MD
Dr. Sekula is one of the world's foremost leaders in minimally invasive brain surgery. His world-renowned practice is devoted exclusively to cranial nerve disorders (i.e., including trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, glossopharyngeal neuralgia), acoustic neuroma and other skull base disorders, and endoscopic management of intraventricular tumors. Each year, he performs more than 500 neurosurgical operations, including 200 microvascular decompressions. During his career, he has performed more than 2,000 microvascular decompression surgeries.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from The University of Virginia and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Sekula completed his internship and residency training in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he also completed his fellowship training in cranial nerve and skull base surgery.
Prior to Columbia, Dr. Sekula was Professor and Residency Program Director at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Sekula's prolific academic career includes writing over 100 scientific manuscripts, including editing of the textbook, "Microvascular Decompression Surgery." He is Principal Investigator of a study concerning trigeminal neuralgia investigating fundamental mechanisms of facial pain from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Sekula's international outreach includes co-founding the World Federation of Cranial Nerve Disorders in 2016. He is a member of the medical advisory board of the Facial Pain Association, an international association dedicated to helping patients with facial pain of all types.
- Neurological Surgery
Specialties & Expertise
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Brain Tumor
- Chiari Malformation
- Colloid Cysts
- Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Skull Base Tumors
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery
- Medical School: Georgetown University
- Residency: Allegheny General Hospital
- Fellowship: University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Leadership, Titles & Positions
- Director, Cranial Nerve and Brainstem Disorders Center
- Director, Facial Pain and Spasm Research Laboratory
- Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center