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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Welcomes Carrie Muh, MD, as Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery Team Expands to Become Largest Pediatric Neurosurgery Program in the Hudson Valley

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Carrie Muh, MD, was recently named Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County, leading the largest and most comprehensive pediatric neurosurgery program in the Hudson Valley.

In her new role, Dr. Muh will oversee all pediatric neurosurgery services at the 136-bed pediatric hospital, which performs more than 250 pediatric neurosurgical procedures each year.

Dr. Muh brings to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital expertise in a wide range of pediatric neurosurgical subspecialties, including the surgical treatment of epilepsy, brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebrovascular and craniofacial anomalies, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations and neural tube defects.

As Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Dr. Muh’s goals are to continue the growth of the pediatric neurosurgery program to serve more children, expand access to clinical trials and implement the newest technologies to treat pediatric patients in need of neurosurgical care.

Prior to joining Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Dr. Muh served as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics and Director of the Neurosurgical Subinternship at Duke University Medical Center, where she also directed and doubled the volume of the pediatric epilepsy surgery program.

Board certified in neurological surgery and pediatric neurological surgery, Dr. Muh earned her medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Master of Health Sciences degree in Clinical Research from Duke University School of Medicine. She also has a Master’s degree and two Bachelor’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Muh completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, as well as a residency in neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital.

Dr. Muh is nationally recognized for her expertise in pediatric epilepsy surgery as well as for her development of innovative surgical technologies, including a patented spinal fluid shunt used in the surgical care of patients with hydrocephalus. She has published on the use of numerous neurosurgical technologies including intraoperative electrocorticography, cortical language mapping and laser ablation in pediatric patients.

Dr. Muh lives in Westchester with her husband, a New York native, and their three children.

A Growing Team

Dr. Muh joins Avinash Mohan, MD, and Michael Tobias, MD, pediatric neurosurgeons who have cared for patients at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for more than a decade, treating a wide range of neurological injuries and conditions.

The team also welcomes pediatric neurosurgeon Jared Pisapia, MD, who brings a unique skill set as he is fellowship-trained in both pediatric neurosurgery from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and in peripheral nerve surgery from the University of Pennsylvania and Shiner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Dr. Pisapia's areas of expertise include brain and spine tumors, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve lesions, hydrocephalus and endoscopic surgery, Chiari malformations, congenital and traumatic spine surgery, and spasticity and dystonia.

He has an extensive background in image analysis and machine learning, and he developed a patented device to improve shunt catheter function for patients with hydrocephalus. To learn more about the pediatric neurosurgery team at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, please visit mariafarerichildrens.org/neurosurgery. To make an appointment, please call 914-775-KIDS (5437).

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s pediatric neurosurgery team: Michael Tobias, MD, and Carrie Muh, MD, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery (seated), and Avinash Mohan, MD, and Jared Pisapia MD (standing).