Jeffrey S. Oppenheim, M.D.



  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern,New York
  • Nyack Hospital, Nyack ,New York
  • St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick,New York
  • Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis,New York
  • Orange Regional Medical Center, Goshen,New York
  • Helen Hayes Hospital, West Haverstraw,New York
  • Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown,New York
  • Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris,New York
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York      
  • St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital, New York City
  • St. Luke’s Hospital, Newburgh, New York
  • Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall, New York



Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, November 1996-



Instructor in Neurosurgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1995-  



  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons 
  • New York State Neurosurgical Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York (Board Member, 1999-2003)
  • Rockland County Medical Society (President, 1998-1999)
  • Rockland County Board of Health (Board Member, 2001-; President, 2004-)
  • Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee, (Regional Chairman, 1997-)



  • Chief Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, N.Y.C., 1993-1994
  • Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, N.Y.C, 1989-1994.
  • Intern, Department of Surgery, Mt Sinai Medical Center, N.Y.C., 1988-1989.



  • MD with Honors in Research, Cornell University Medical College, N.Y.C., N.Y., 1988.
  • A.B. Neuroscience, Summa Cum Laude, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1984.



  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area
  • Hudson Valley Magazine “Top Doctors”
  • Guide to America’s Top Surgeons


Dr. Oppenheim has been an active lecturer, educator, and researcher.  He was a participant in helping the New York State Department of Health draft the first  "surgical and Invasive Procedure Protocol for every hospital, Treatment Center and ASC in the State.  Until these rules were instituted by the NYS DOH in 2006, there was no mandatory protocol in the state to prevent wrong sided and wrong patient surgery.  The institution of the "checklist" has been copied by many different health organizations around the world and prevented innumerable medical errors.


Dr. Oppenheim also played a key role in reformulating the New York State criteria for the determination of brain death.  Without specific, reproducible and reliable methods for determining brain death, organ harvest and donation would not be possible.  Thousands of lives currently depend on the availability of donated organs.  Hence, these Guidelines for Determining Brain Death were critical for saving lives.




Selected Publications & Presentations