Galal A. Elsayed, MD


Dr. Galal Elsayed is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Neurosurgeon at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He specializes in endoscopic, minimally invasive, and complex reconstructive spine surgery. 

Dr. Elsayed has received numerous awards for his research in spine care, and his work has been published in several leading medical journals and textbooks. He has showcased his work at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and was also invited to the United States White House to present his research to the Health and Human Services department.

Select Professional Memberships 

  • North American Spine Society 
  • Scoliosis Research Society 
  • Cervical Spine Research Society 
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society 
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons 
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons 

Board Certification

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • MD – University of Central Florida College of Medicine, FL
  • Residency – Neurological Surgery – University of Alabama Medical Center, AL
  • Fellowship – Neurosurgical Spine Surgery – Washington University School of Medicine Mid-Campus Center, MO