Dr. Roger Härtl

Dr. Roger Härtl

Neurosurgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine Spine Center

Meet Dr. Roger Härtl

Roger Härtl, M.D., is Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Spinal Surgery and Neurotrauma at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center in New York. He is the founder and Co-director of the new Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, and he serves as the Neurosurgeon for the New York Giants Football Team.

Dr. Härtl's expertise is in simple and complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and computer-assisted spinal navigation surgery. In order to achieve the very best in patient outcomes, Dr. Härtl's practice emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to disease processes and he works very closely with other specialists such as neurologists, pain specialists, and physical therapists. He has been repeatedly named to the lists of New York Super Doctors, America's Top Surgeons, and America's Best Doctors, and has been included on the list of New York’s Best Doctors in New York magazine.

Dr. Härtl is a neurosurgeon with Weill Cornell Medicine Spine Center.

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How Dr. Roger Härtl Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian

Years in Practice

  • 20 Years


  • University of Munich School of Medicine, Germany, 1993
  • Fellowship, Neurocritical Care - Charite Hospital of the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany


  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Trauma


  • ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck / Cervical Spine Surgery
  • PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • XLIF: Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Roger Härtl

  • I had been in daily back pain for over three years and thought I would never have relief. I couldn't even sneeze without screaming. I researched the different options for my back surgery and discussed them with my doctor. In researching the best surgeons in New York, I found Dr. Roger Härtl. From my first visit, he made me feel safe and hopeful and I wasn't disappointed. I recovered quickly from the fusion, with 75% of my back pain gone by the time I left the hospital a couple of days after the surgery. The remaining 25% left over the following three weeks. Today I am pain free, able to exercise again, and my quality of life is back. Each day I celebrate my decision of going to Dr. Härtl and putting my back in his genius hands.
    — Geri

Accolades for Dr. Roger Härtl

Professional Distinctions

  • Professor of Neurological Surgery - Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, New York, NY
  • Director of Spinal Surgery and Neurotrauma - Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, New York, NY
  • Founder and Co-director - Weill Cornell Medicine for Comprehensive Spine Care, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS)
  • FIENS - Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery
  • International Neurotrauma Society (Charter Member)
  • North American Spine Society
  • AOSpine

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA)
  • Ronald Apfelbaum Research Award
  • Basic Science Abstract Award (MINS)
  • Mayfield Basic Science Award
  • Hans-Joerg Wyss Award
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
  • Super Doctors
  • Becker’s 50 Best Spine Specialists in America

Spine-health Articles by Dr. Roger Härtl

Office Information for Dr. Roger Härtl

1305 York Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10021
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Primary Location:

1305 York Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10021


Monday: 9:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday: 9:00 - 5:00

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass

Additional Locations

525 E. 68th Street
Starr Pavilion 651
New York, NY 10065
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