Dr. David Langer Biography
David Langer, MD, is the chair of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Vice President of neurosurgery for Northwell Health’s Western Region. He is also a Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
Dr. David Langer Age
He is 56 years old as of 2020.
Dr. David Langer Education
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, General from the University of Pennsylvania. He has a Doctor of Medicine (M.D) from the same institution School of Medicine. He also completed his neurosurgical residency there.
Dr. David Langer Family
Dr. Langer has not revealed much about his family but he says he was motivated to become a neurosurgeon after the death of his father who died of a stroke, he has been on a mission to make up for that in the lives of the patients he encounters.
Dr. David Langer Wife
Dr. Langer is married but he has revealed much about his spouce.
Dr. David Langer Children
He has a daughter known as Molly Rose Langer. He posted a screenshot of his daughter’s interest in political activism and calls himself a proud dad.
— Dr. David Langer (@drdavidlanger) June 6, 2020
Dr. David langer Neurosurgeon
David is a neurosurgeon who is recognized as an expert in cerebral revascularization and cerebral aneurysms, his work focuses on diseases of the brain vessels. After finishing his neurosurgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania he joined Dr. Flamm at a new neurosurgical institute in New York City in 1998.
He also completed a mid-career fellowship at the University at Buffalo in cerebrovascular disease treatment including aneurysms, AVMs, and carotid disease.
In June 2004 he joined St. Lukes’s-Roosevelt Hospital as an assistant professor of Neurosurgery until 2010 when he joined the neurosurgery department at Northwell Health.
He established the Moyamoya Center of Neuroscience Institute and developed a project focused on the use of social networking technology and video to enhance the patient experience and improve the medical record which has become Playback Health. The project has grown into the health system, supported Cirrus Health, which continues to creatively disrupt the status quo in patient communication and the current electronic medical record.
He is currently a peer reviewer for the journals Neurosurgery and American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ Neurosurgeon. He is on the medical advisory boards of Box Inc. and Cisco Systems. He is also a founding member of the board of the Brain Technology Institute and an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as well as the cerebrovascular subsection of these organizations.
Dr. David langer Lenox Hill
Dr. Langer joined Lenox Hill Hospital in May 2013 as the director of the division of Neurosurgery and went to help establish the first Department of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. where he currently serves as the chairman.
Dr. David langer Awards
In 2015 he received North Shore-LIJ Health System’s President’s Award and in 2018 he received The Sally Harrington Goldwater Memorial Visiting Professor Award from the Barrow Neurological Foundation.
Dr. David langer Netflix
Dr. David is featured in a Netflix docuseries Lenox Hill alongside neurosurgeon Dr. John Boockvar, ER doctor Mirtha Macri and obstetrician Amanda Little-Richardson. The docuseries shows the toll that the work can take on doctors’ personal lives and how even a well-staffed and well-funded hospital is constantly under pressure, highlighting how the healthcare system in the United States is broken.
Ruthie Shatz, the filmmaker, says she was inspired to make the documentary after her own hospital stay “I was in the hospital, on bed rest, while I was pregnant. My mother, who had cancer, was being treated a few floors up from me. We didn’t let her know I was also there, because I was worried about her well-being, so I would talk to her on the phone even though I was in the same building. That’s when I started thinking about the environment and what an insane place it is. There are these extremities—life and death—under the same roof.”