Chief of Neurosurgery appointed to the Department of Surgery
By Department of Surgery | Aug 19, 2022
The Department of Surgery congratulates and welcomes Ernest J. Barthélemy, MD, MPH, MA, as the Chief of Neurosurgery. Dr. Barthélemy will train the next generation of neurologists and surgeons, lending his global professional experience to enhance Downstate’s Neurology and Surgery programs by building new initiatives in global neuroscience and surgery.
Dr. Barthélemy will participate in clinical and academic mentoring of residents in neurology, surgery, and orthopaedics, while ensuring that the highest quality neurological and neurosurgical services are available to the largest and most diverse possible patient population. Additionally, Dr. Barthélemy’s appointment in Orthopaedics will help to expand their spine surgery program and clinical practice.
Dr. Barthélemy received his Doctor of Medicine from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he also completed his residency in Neurological Surgery. He completed two postgraduate fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco: a clinical fellowship in Neurotrauma at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a global surgery fellowship at the Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia In addition, he was a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellow at Harvard University, receiving his MPH in Global Health and Public Health Leadership at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Massachusetts. He received his MA in Applied Physiology from Teachers College of Columbia University and his BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in New York.
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