Dr. David Wells-Roth is board-certified and fellowship trained in neurosurgery. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., followed by a residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During his fellowship, he trained in interventional neuroradiology and in skull-based neurovascular surgery. Dr. Wells-Roth obtained additional training in oncologic surgery of the brain and spine at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Dr. Wells-Roth provides the highest quality cerebrovascular surgical and endovascular techniques to patients with acquired and congenital neurovascular disease. He has expertise in minimally invasive spinal surgery and complex spinal instrumentation, as well as provides access to the latest surgical advances in the field of epilepsy. With an emphasis on patient care and communication, Dr. Wells-Roth makes his patients feel comfortable before and after surgery.


> Wells-Roth, D., Biondi, A., Janardhan, Y.,Chapple, K., Bogin, Y.P., Riina, H.A., Endovascular Techniques for Treating Wide-Necked Aneurysms. Neurosurgical Focus, 18 (2): E7, 2005

> Wells-Roth, S., Theodore, N., Riina, H.A., Microsurgical Management of Vascular Lesions Affecting the Spine and Spinal Cord. Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, Vol6, No 3 (September) 2003, pp 171-172, Elsevier Science

> Katz, J.M. Gologorsky, Y., Tsiouris, A.J., Wells-Roth, D., Masticelli, J., Gobin, Y.P., Stieg, P.E., Riina, H.A., Is Routine Intraoperative Angiography in the Surgical Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms Justified? A Consecutive Series of 147 Aneurysms and Review of the Literature. Neurosurgery 58:1-1, 2006

Recently Published Abstracts (Ongoing Research)

> Janardhan, V., Ougorets, I., Katz, J., Wells-Roth, D., Segal, A., Lahm, D.M.,Y.P., Stieg, P.E.: Prospective Protocol for Management of Hyponatremia in Non-traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients with Hypertonic Saline (3%) Infusion. International Stroke Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005

> Janardhan, V., Wells-Roth, D., Ougorets, I., Riina, H.A., Stieg, P.E. Gobin, U.P.: Neuroform Stent-assisted Matrix coil embolization of wide-necked cerebral aneurysms: Preliminary Experience From Cornell. Eighth Joint Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section and the ASITN, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005

> Janardhan, V., Wells-Roth, D., Stieg, P.E., Riina, H.A., Gobin, Y.P.: Angio-Seal hemostatic arterial closure device in Neuro-angiographic procedures: Preliminary experience from Cornell. Eighth Joint Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section and the ASITN, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005

> Wells-Roth, D., Stieg, P., Riina, H.A., Gobin, Y.P.: CT Perfusion Assisted ED-IC Bypass. Neurosurgical Society of America, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2004

> Liu, A., Riina, H.A., Wells-Roth, D., Stieg, P., Ougorets, I., Fogerty-Mack, P., Gobin, Y.P.: Balloon Angioplasty of Distal Vasospasm. AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section and the Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Phoenix, AZ., 2003

Education & Training

    Area of Expertise

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation


  • Interventional Neuroradiology - NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • American University, BA