Simon Morr, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at CUMC
Simon Morr, MD

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

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

Education and 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

Locations

  • CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York

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

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

    51 West 51st Street
    New York, NY 10019
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-0580
    Phone:
    (212) 342-0580
  • 12 Studio Arcade

    12 Studio Arcade
    New York, NY 10708
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 342-0580
    Phone:
    (212) 342-0580

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian 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, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, 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, Medicare Managed Care, 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]
  • 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