Steven J. Schneider, MD, FAANS, FACS, FAAP

Steven J. Schneider, MD | Neurosurgeon | New Hyde Park NY | Garden CitySteven J. Schneider, M.D. is the Co-Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Steven and Alexandra Children's Medical Center. Dr. Schneider graduated Baylor College of Medicine (1982) first in his class and received his medical degree with high honors. He remained at Baylor College of Medicine & completed Neurosurgical residency program (1988). Seeking additional specialty training he joined world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Fred Epstein for a fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery at NYU. Following this, Dr. Schneider relocated to Long Island & joined Long Island Neurosurgical Associates where he became the first fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeon on Long Island and remains a senior partner.

Dr. Schneider is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Joint Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, and the International Soicety of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine as well as an active lecturer in Neurosurgery.

Dr. Schneider's clinical expertise includes the management of pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors, pituitary tumors, epilepsy, spasticity, craniosynostosis, hydrocephalus, spinal dysraphism, arachnoid cysts, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Schneider's primary focus is on pediatric neurosurgery, however he maintains an active adult practice which specializes in congenital disorders found in adulthood as well as functional neurosurgery.

Dr. Schneider is active in multiple surgical societies and organizations covering the gamut of pediatric and functional neurosurgery. He serves on the advisory council of several foundations and is active in clinical research. This research has resulted in numerous journal and book publications, presentations & awards. He participates in pediatric brain tumor biology research at the Feinstein Institute. He serves as an ad hoc editor for multiple scientific journals including Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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 each 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