Mark A. Mittler, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP

Mark A. Mittler, MD | Neurosurgeon | New Hyde Park NY | Garden CityMark A. Mittler, M.D. is the Co-Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Steven and Alexandra Children's Medical Center. Dr. Mittler grew up on Long Island. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Neuroscience in 1987 as well as his Medical degree in 1991 from the University of Rochester. Dr. Mittler completed his neurosurgical residency at Brown University in 1998 where he helped transition pediatric neurosurgical care to the newly created Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He completed his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

In 1999 Dr. Mittler returned to Long Island to further develop pediatric neurosurgery in the region. His practice, along with Dr. Steven Schneider, has become one of the largest in the New York region.

Dr. Mittler is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Joint Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine where he also serves as a member of the Core Admission Committee for Medical Education. Dr. Mittler is the Director of Quality Assurance for the Department of Neurosurgery in the North Shore LIJ Health System

Dr. Mittler's clinical expertise includes the management of pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors, vascular malformations, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, spinal dysraphism, arachnoid cysts, and traumatic brain injury. He has served on the New York State Committee for Injury Prevention and is a reviewer for the Journal of Trauma. He is an author of numerous publications and is a welcome speaker to both the medical and non-medical communities. He participates in pediatric brain tumor biology research at the Feinstein Institute.

Dr. Mittler serves on the medical advisory boards of numerous pediatric-related charitable organizations. Dr. Schneider and Dr. Mittler take pride in their comprehensive team approach to patient care. When complex spinal instrumentation is needed, the additional expertise of Dr. Michael Lefkowitz is often called upon. They bring their unique styles together in formulating the best plan of action in difficult clinical situations.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Cohen Children’s Medical Center
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Huntington Hospital
  • Nassau University Medical Center
  • Winthrop University Hospital