Dr. Robert Holtzman selected as Top Neurosurgeon of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

October 15, 2018

Robert N. Holtzman, M.D. Attending Neurosurgeon for Neurological Surgery P.C., was just recently selected as Top Neurosurgeon of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. .

With close to 4 decades of professional experience as a seasoned and trusted Neurosurgeon, and Clinical Professor, Dr. Holtzman has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.  He has demonstrated success not only as an attending neurosurgeon for Neurological Surgery P.C, but also as an associate clinical professor in neurosurgery at Columbia University, and as a published author and editor.  His areas of expertise in neurosurgery include cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve surgery.  They include microdiscectomies, spinal decompression with stabilization and fusions and many intracranial procedures for trauma, tumor, hemorrhages and blood vessel disorders.

His impressive repertoire of prior roles have included attending neurosurgeon at various esteemed scientific institutions such as Mercy Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and NYU Winthrop Hospital.  Dr. Holtzman was former chairman of the New York Chapter for Jackson Laboratory National Council, and he also co-founded and co-directed the Stonwin Medical Conference with Ronald Winston, which served as a platform for inviting neurosurgeons from all over the world to New York. Dr. Holtzman along with Mr. Winston, created traveling fellowships for neurosurgery residents through the Harry Winston Research Foundation.

Dr. Holtzman earned his B.A from Harvard University and received his MD from Columbia University. He is board certified in neurosurgery as well as in psychiatry and neurology. He completed his internship at Harlem Hospital Center and went on to become a Resident in Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York, worked as a resident in general surgery at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and resident in neurosurgery at the Neurological Institute of New York with Columbia University.   The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated that “Choosing Dr. Holtzman for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  He is brilliant, his list of accomplishments and accolades are beyond impressive, he is active in numerous organizations and affiliations, he was exactly what we were looking for.  We know we will be seeing more outstanding things from this man and hope to spend time with him at the gala.”

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Holtzman has been active in his community and recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment in the field of Neurosurgery. He has received many awards, accolades and has been featured in numerous publications multiple years in a row such as Marquis Who’s Who, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.    For 2019, Dr. Holtzman is being considered to be featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).  For 2018 he was selected as Top Neurosurgeon of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.  He has also been listed with Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors numerous years in a row. Dr. Holtzman is a member of various medical organizations, including the New York Society for Neurosurgery, New York State Neurosurgical Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, The Medical Society of the State of New York, and Nassau County Medical Society.  Dr. Holtzman was a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. and the American Board of Neurological Surgery, as well.

Aside from his successful career as a Neurosurgeon and Educator, Dr. Holtzman is also a sought after lecturer, speaker, Editor and published author.  He has published “Endovascular Interventional Neuroradiology”, and was the editor for “The Tethered Spinal Cord”, “Surgery of the Diencephalon”, Surgery of the Spinal Cord: The Potential for Regeneration and Recovery” and “Spinal Instability”. Dr. Holtzman was the contributor for “The Tethered Spinal Cord,” as well as articles to various medical journals and chapters to textbooks of Neurosurgery concerning aneurysms of the brain caused by infection and syringomyelia with and without the Chiari malformation.

Looking back, Dr. Holtzman attributes his success to his experience, education, mentors he has had along the way and staying passionate in all his endeavors.  Dr. Holtzman says he has been blessed, he loves doing what he is doing, and feels this is just the beginning.  When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. For the future Dr. Holtzman hopes to continue to make a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can.

For more information on Dr. Holtzman please visit: www.nspc.com/physician/robert-holtzman

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