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Jack Stern, MD
Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York
White Plains, NY

About Jack Stern, MD

Jack Stern, MD, PhD, is a board certified neurological surgeon who is internationally recognized for his expertise in lower back pain, Dr. Stern is an acknowledged medical expert in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and injuries to the spine.

With more than 30 years experience in treating the spine through both surgical and non-surgical approaches, Dr. Stern uses a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing back ailments and favors minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Stern is a founding partner of Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York and co-founder of Spine Options, Westchester County's first non-surgical back pain treatment facility. In 1984, Dr. Stern opened the United Hospital Center for holistic medicine, the first hospital-based integrative healing center in the United States. Dr. Stern is on staff at Westchester Medical County Center in Valhalla, NY, is an attending neurosurgeon at White Plains Hospital Medical Center in White Plains, NY, and at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY.

Dr. Stern is a member of several professional medical organizations including: the American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, New York State Neurological Society, and the American Pain Society.

A graduate of Yeshiva University, Dr. Stern earned both his medical degree and PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Stern J. The Induction of Ganglioside Storage in Nervous System Cultures. Lab Invest. 1972;26: 509-511.

Stern J, Novikoff AB, Terry RD. The Induction of Sulfatide, Ganglioside and Cerebroside Storage in Organized Nervous System Culture. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1972;19: 651-660.

Bornstein MB, Pelletier G, Stern J. A Light and Electron Microscopic Study of Rat Anterior Pituitary in Organotypic Tissue Culture. Brain Res. 1972;40: 489-495.

Pelletier G, Bornstein MB, Stern J, Puviani R. Etude Morphoiogique des effets du 3', 5'Adenoside Monophosphate Cyclique (AMP Cyclique) sur l'Adenohypophyse du Rat Maintenue en Culture de Tissu. J de Microscopie. 1972;13: 383-390.

Stern J. The Formation of Sulfatide Inclusions in Organized Nerve Tissue Culture. Lab Invest. 1972;28: 87-96.

Stern J, Bornstein MB. The Formation of Sulfatide Inclusions in Cultures of Organized Central and Peripheral Nervous System. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1972;31: 195.

Stern J. The Development of Intracellular Inclusions in Cultured Nervous Tissue after the Addition of Different Lipids. Dissertation Abstract Int. 1976;37: 2.

Hochwald GM, Wald A, Marlin AE, Stern J, Malhan C. Exchange of Sodium between Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid in Hydrocephalic Cats. Dev Med Child Neurol. 1976;18: 164.

Hochwald GM, Wald A, Marlin AE, Stern J. Evidence for the Movement of fluid, Macromolecules and Ions from the Brain Extracellular Space to the Cerebrospinal Fluid. Neurol. 1977;27: 386.

Hochwald GM, Wald A, Marlin AE, Stern J, Malhan C. Sodium Exchange between Blood, Brain and CSF in Normal and Hydrocephalic Cats. J Neurosci Res. 1977;3: 267-273.

Stern J, Hochwald GM, Wald A, Gandhi M. Visualization of Brain Interstitial Fluid during Osmotic Disequilibrium. Exp Eye Res. 1977;25: 475-482.

Stern J, Hochwald GM, Wald A, Gandhi M. Visualization of Brain Interstitial Fluid Movement during Osmotic Disequilibrium. In: Bito LZ, Davson H, Fenstermacher JD, eds. The Ocular and Cerebrospinal Fluids. New York: Academic Press; 1978:474-482.

Stern J, Correll JW, Bryan N. Persistent Hypoglossal Artery and Persistent Trigeminal Artery Presenting with Posterior Fossa Transient Ischemic Attacks. J Neurosurg. 1978;49: 614-619.

Michelsen WJ, Hilal SK, Stern J. The Management of Arteriovenous Malformation of the Orbit. In: Jakobiec F, ed. Ocular and Adnexal Tumors. Birmingham, AL: Aesculapius Publishing Company; 1978:782-786.

Correll JW, Stern J. Carotid Artery Lesions Causing Vertebral Basilar Insufficiency. Stroke. 1978;9: 107.

Stern J, Housepian EM. Neurofibromatosis and Optic Glioma: Clinical-morphological Correlates. Neurosurg. 1978;3: 228.

Stern J, DiGiacinto G, Housepian EM. Neurofibromatosis and Optic Glioma; Clinical and Morphological Correlations. Neurosurg. 1979;4: 524-528.

Stern J, Whelan M, Brisman R, Correll JW. Management of Extracranial Carotid Stenosis and Intracranial Aneurysms. A Plan for Management. J Neurosurg. 1979;51: 147-150.

Correll JW, Stern J, Zyroff J, Whelan MA. Vertebral Basilar Insufficiency Relieved by Carotid Surgery. In: Marguth F, Brock M, Kazner E, Klinger M, Schmiedek P, eds. Advances in Neurosurgery. Vol. 7. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg; 1979:40-43.

Jakobiec FA, Stern J, Housepian EM. Optic Nerve Glioma in Neurofibromatosis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1979;18: 204 205.

Stern J, Whelan MA, Correll JW. Spinal Extradural Meningiomas. Surg Neurol. 1980;14: 155 159.

Correll JW, Stern J. Neurosurgery. In: Shirkey HC, ed. Pediatric Therapy. St. Louis, MO: Mosby; 1980:1084 1097.

Stern J, Jakobiec FA, Housepian EM. The Architecture of Optic Nerve Gliomas with and without Neurofibromatosis. Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98: 505 511.

Whelan MA, Stern J. Intracranial Tubercloma. Radiol. 198;138: 75 81.

Stern J, Bernstein CA, Whelan MA, Neu HC. Pausteurella Multocida Subdural Empyema. J Neurosurg. 1981;54: 550 552.

Whelan MA, Stern J. Sarcoidosis Presenting as a Posterior Fossa Mass. Surg Neurol. 1981;15: 455 457.

Whelan MA, Stern J, DeNapoli RA. The Computed Tomographic Spectrum of Intracranial Mycosis: Correlation with Histopathology. Radiol. 1981;141: 703 707.

King LW, Molitch ME, Gittenger JW, Wolpert SM, S Jack. Cavernous Sinus Syndrome Due to Prolactinoma: Resolution with Bromocriptine. Surg Neurol. 1983;19: 280 284.

Moorthy CR, Fakhry J, Shih L, Stern J. Feasibility of Ultrasound Guided Iodine 125 Bratty Therapy for Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme. J Endocurie Hyperthermia Oncol. 1986;2: 213.

Trobe J, Haber J, Stern J. The Alexander Technique in the Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain. Pain Suppl.1987;4: 92.

Stern J. Management of the Near Drowned Child. Emerg Pediatr. 1989;2: 3-5.

Stern J. Neurological Evaluation and Neurological Sequelae of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient. In: Lee BY, Ostrander LE, Cochran GV, Shaw WW, Saunders P, eds. The Spinal Cord Injured Patient. Comprehensive Management.1991: 115-123.

Mills CM, Wolpert S, Herman T, Molitch M, Prager R, Stern J, Fisk J. High Detail Coronal Computed Tomography in Patients with Suspected Pituitary or Hypothalamic Dysfunction. Am J Neurosurg. February 1992.

Albert M, Gao Y-M, Toft D, Lee W, Wold A. Photoassisted gold deposition on TiO2 powder. Materials Res Bull. 1992;27: 961-6.

Ajtai K, Ilich PJ, Ringler A, Sedarous SS, Toft DJ, Burghardt TP. Stereospecific reaction of muscle fiber proteins with the 5' or 6' isomer of (iodoacetamido) tetramethylrhodamine. Biochem. 1992;31: 12431-40.

Ajtai K, Toft DJ, Burghardt TP. Path and extent of cross-bridge rotation during muscle contraction. Biochem. 1994;33: 5382-91.

Toft DJ, Linzer DIH. Characterization of novel members of the prolactin/growth hormone family [abstract]. The Endocrine Society 81st Annual Meeting. 1999.

Toft DJ, Linzer DI. Prolactin (PRL)-like protein J, a novel member of the PRL/growth hormone family, is exclusively expressed in maternal decidua. Endocrinol. 1999;140: 5095-101.

Lin J, Toft DJ, Bengtson NW, Linzer DI. Placental prolactins and the physiology of pregnancy [discussion]. Recent Prog Horm Res. 2000;55: 37-51.

Toft DJ, Linzer DI. Identification of three prolactin-related hormones as markers of invasive trophoblasts in the rat. Bio Reprod. 200o;63: 519-25.

Toft DJ, Rosenberg SB, Bergers G, Volpert O, Linzer DI. Reactivation of proliferin gene expression is associated with increased angiogenesis in a cell culture model of fibrosarcoma tumor progression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2001;98: 13055-9.

Layden BT, Dubner S, Toft DJ, Kopp P, Grimm S, Molitch ME. Primary CNS lymphoma with bilateral symmetric hypothalamic lesions presenting with panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus. Pituitary. 3 Jan 2009 (Epub ahead of print).

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