Meet the Spine Team
Our exceptional spine surgeons are national authorities and leaders in the field of advanced spinal surgery and have developed and patented innovative surgical instruments and techniques that redefine the practice of advanced minimally invasive spinal surgery in hospitals worldwide. Our clinicians regularly contribute to clinical and scientific research at the forefront of spine medicine and present this work at some of the most distinguished national and international conferences in orthopedic and spine surgery.
Each of our spine surgeons received their orthopedic and fellowship training in internationally recognized, highly respected programs and are board certified. Each surgeon is uniquely accomplished in a variety of spinal, orthopedic, and neurosurgical subspecialties, ranging from minimally invasive disc decompressions to spinal fusion and reconstruction. They perform hundreds of procedures annually, applying the latest evidence-based approaches.
The White Plains Hospital team includes:
Jared F. Brandoff, MD
Jared Brandoff, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at White Plains Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and received his medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Brandoff completed his general and orthopedic surgery internship and residencies at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and received his fellowship training in Spine Surgery at the Spine Institute of New York-Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. In addition to his position at White Plains Hospital, Dr. Brandoff serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hofstra North Shore–LIJ School of Medicine. He endeavors to advance the field of spinal surgery through clinical and basic scientific research and has published his work in peer-reviewed journals and presented it at national and international academic meetings. More information | To make an appointment: 914-946-1010.
Bennie W. Chiles III, MD
Bennie W. Chiles III, M.D. is a New York City native and Harvard University graduate, who attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He then completed his residency in neurosurgery, as well as a combined orthopedic-neurosurgical fellowship in complex spine surgery, both at New York University (NYU) Medical Center. He has performed well over 2,000 operative procedures since entering practice in Westchester fifteen years ago. He was certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2002, and was named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2004. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the New York University (NYU) Department of Neurosurgery, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at New York Medical College. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, as well as an active member of the New York State Neurosurgical Society, where he serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Chiles has been included in the prestigious Best Doctors in America list since 2007. He provides state-of-the-art surgical evaluation and treatment for a wide variety of conditions related to the spine, with emphasis on surgical spine problems such as disc herniations and spinal stenosis, often requiring complex operative treatments such as laminectomies, discectomies, and fusions. Dr. Chiles also specializes in innovative techniques such as minimally invasive spinal surgery and cervical artificial disc replacement. More information | To make an appointment: 914-332-0396
Seth Neubardt, MD
Seth Neubardt, MD, of the Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the surgical care of patients with the full range of spinal disorders. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed his internship in general surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a combined Orthopedic-Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship in Spine Surgery at NYU Medical Center. Dr. Neubardt is involved with research and is the sole inventor on several medical patents, including approaches that have improved screw insertion and a device to monitor nerve integrity during spinal surgery. He is a leader in developing technology to make minimally invasive spinal surgery even safer and more efficient. More information | To make appointment: 914-948-5067
Debra Petrucci, MD
Debra Petrucci, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in complex spine, brain, and general neurosurgery (extending to peripheral nerve procedures such as those for carpal tunnel syndrome). She earned her MD degree at George Washington University School of Medicine and completed her general surgery and neurosurgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was the first woman to ever train in neurosurgery. Dr. Petrucci served as Chief of Neurosurgery at White Plains Hospital from 2001 through 2007, and has since held leadership roles in her field, such as serving as the keynote speaker for the First Annual Women in Spine Meeting. She served as an instructor and proctor to other doctors training in spinal procedures and was one of the first spine surgeons in the area to perform kyphoplasty. Dr. Petrucci takes a minimally invasive approach to surgery whenever possible and involves the patient in making decisions about his or her care. More information | To make appointment: 914-949-9449
Jack Stern, MD, PhD
Jack Stern, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with special training in the treatment of spinal disorders. He received MD and PhD degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York. He did his general surgery internship at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center and then four more years of spine surgery training at the Neurosurgical Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Stern practiced at the State University of New York, Tufts University Medical Center, New York Medical College, and Yale University School of Medicine before joining the Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York. He is honored annually as one of New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors in New York." More information | To make appointment: 914-948-5067