Mark A. Mittler, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP
Dr. Mark Mittler joined Long Island Neurosurgical Associates ("the practice") in 1999. He grew up on Long Island and attended public school in Nassau County. Mark attended the University of Rochester where he graduated with a degree in Neuroscience. He was invited to continue his studies in Rochester, and attended the UR School of Medicine. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Mittler began his Neurosurgery Residency at Brown University. At the time, there was much focus on Pediatric Neurosurgery given the construction and completion of Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island. His experience at Brown was transformative—cementing Dr. Mittler’s desire to focus his attention on Pediatric Neurosurgery. He was invited to the esteemed Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to be the first formal Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellow in that program.
After a 16 year absence from Long Island, Dr. Mittler was recruited to the practice—essentially bringing him back to the same hospital in which he was born. By 1999, the practice had already developed a strong interest in Pediatric Neurosurgery with Dr. Alan Rosenthal and Dr. Steven Schneider. Dr. Mittler’s arrival allowed the practice to streamline the Pediatric Division, and support the growth of that service at Schneider Children’s Hospital (now Cohen Children’s Medical Center) on the Long Island Jewish Medical Center campus, as well as at North Shore University Hospital.
As the reputation of the Children’s Hospital grew, Dr. Mittler took a leading role in the consolidation of Pediatric Neurosurgical services on Long Island. The practice's successful, co-founded, service-line growth with the North Shore-LIJ Health System (now Northwell Health) resulted in the appointment of Drs. Mittler and Schneider as Co-Chiefs of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Schneider Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Mittler’s professional growth has resulted in leadership roles both within the practice—serving as the corporation’s President/CEO—as well as within the Northwell Health system. In addition to his directorship of Pediatric Neurosurgery, he served for 15 years as the Director of Quality Assurance for the Northwell Department of Neurosurgery. At Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) he serves on numerous Performance Improvement Committees, is the Pediatric Neurosurgery Liaison for the Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Program verified by the American College of Surgeons, and supervises team of Neurosurgery Physician Assistants who help provide 24/7 coverage for the service. He is an integral part of CCMC strategic planning in terms of clinical growth as well as facility expansion. Dr. Mittler is often asked to assist in recruitment of faculty throughout CCMC as well as other areas of the health system.
Dr. Mittler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is a founding member of the Core Medical School Admission