Dr. Caitlin Hoffman is the co-director (with plastic surgeon Thomas Imahiyerobo, MD) of the Craniosynostosis Program at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. Dr. Hoffman is a board-certified neurosurgeon, fellowship-trained in pediatric neurosurgery, with advanced expertise in the surgical treatment of craniofacial disorders. Her craniosynostosis practice takes a multi-disciplinary approach to both non-syndromic and complex syndromic patients, and she utilizes both open and endoscopic approaches. Dr. Hoffman is a widely published academic neurosurgeon, with papers in leading journals including Nature Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, and she is currently involved in investigating the genomics of synostosis as it relates to outcomes. She also treats a wide range of other pediatric neurosurgical disorders, including epilepsy, hydrocephalus, brain and spine tumors, intraventricular tumors, and Chiari malformations.
Respected as a national leader in craniofacial surgery, Dr. Hoffman co-directs an annual continuing medical education course in open and endoscopic surgical approaches for craniosynostosis, designed to improve the level of care available to patients worldwide. She has lectured on craniosynostosis, pediatric epilepsy, and other neurosurgical topics at meetings and conferences around the globe and participates in the Weill Cornell Medicine Neurosurgical Project in Tanzania, where she trains African neurosurgeons to provide care for their youngest patients.
Dr. Hoffman graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, before receiving her M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed a neurosurgical residency and chief residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, then went on to complete advanced fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto. During her neurosurgical training, Dr. Hoffman was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Housestaff Award by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the 2012 Dr. Kenneth Shulman Award by the AANS Pediatric Section, and the 2011 New York State Neurosurgical Society-Resident Research Award; in 2006 she was selected for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. She is the current Victor and Tara Menezes Clinical Scholar in Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine, and she holds appointments at NewYork-Presbyterian (Weill Cornell and Columbia campuses) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
In addition to her Manhattan locations, Dr. Hoffman has clinical offices in Queens and Brooklyn for the convenience of her patients and their families. She offers both in-person and video visits and is available for second opinions on request.