Simon Morr, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC

Dr. Morr is a neurosurgeon who is dual-trained in neurosurgical and orthopedic spine surgery. He provides comprehensive microscopic neurosurgical and reconstructive orthopedic spinal care with special focus on advanced degeneration, tumors, infections, traumatic fractures and complex deformities—including kyphosis and scoliosis. He has a keen interest in conditions of the cranio-cervical junction and base of the skull, including Chiari malformation, basilar invagination and Syrinx/Syringomyelia. He also cares for patients with a variety of brain conditions including tumors and trauma.

After completing his tenure as Chief Resident of the neurosurgery service, he was invited to stay on as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo, where he focused on Spine Surgery, Brain Trauma, and Brain Tumors. He returned to his home-town of New York City to receive further training in orthopedic complex spinal deformity and scoliosis surgery from a team of world-famous orthopedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons at Columbia University. After completing this fellowship, he was promoted to Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Columbia University Medical Center.

He favors a minimally invasive and conservative approach whenever possible, but often sees patients who have had previous surgery and require extensive revision and reconstruction. He is trained and comfortable with advanced new robotic and navigated techniques, as well as radiosurgery when the best option is “knifeless surgery”.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurological Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Scoliosis Fusion
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Disorder
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Minimally Invasive Cervical Spinal Surgery
  • Traumatic Spine Stabilization
  • Radiosurgery
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Cervical Disc Herniations
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorder
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Disc Herniations
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Spondylosis
  • Microsurgery of the Spine
  • Spinal Stenosis, Thoracic
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Fusions
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Injury Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neurosurgery

Education & Training

  • MD, Downstate SUNY Medical School
  • Internship: Harvard Medical School/ Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Residency: University of Buffalo/Buffalo General Hospital
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Residency: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    (646) 426-3876
  • ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

    155 White Plains Road
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
    (212) 342-0580
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-0580
  • Phone:
    (212) 342-0580
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-0580


Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, NYP Employee Plan, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 342-0580