Ira R. Abbott, MD

Director, Surgical Neuro-Oncology, CHAM

Contact Information

P: 718.920.8512 F: 718.882.5378

Primary Location

Montefiore at 3316 Rochambeau Avenue3316 Rochambeau AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2841
  • Specialties & Focus


    • Neurological Surgery
  • Education & Training

    Medical Education

    Baylor College of Medicine


    Residency Program

    Baylor College of Medicine


    New York University Medical Center

  • Biography

    Personal Biography

    Dr. Rick Abbott is the director of Surgical Neuro-oncology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Dr. Abbott has held numerous posts in the national and international pediatric neurosurgery organizations.  He has served as the Treasurer, Secretary, Chairperson-Elect and Chairperson of the AANS/CNS Joint Section for Pediatric Neurosurgery; Treasurer, Secretary, President-elect and is the current President for the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons; Scientific Program Chair, Treasurer, President-elect and President of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery; and Chairman of the Credentials Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.  He has been a Geographical Editor for Child’s Nervous System and Associate Editor for Neurosurgery.  He has edited a volume of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America titled Clinical Neuroendoscopy and is currently the Editor-in-Chief for a soon to be released, web-based textbook on pediatric neurosurgery. He has authored journal articles on hydrocephalus and neuroendoscopy including management of complicated shunted hydrocephalus, treatment of cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries in children and tumors in the nervous systems of children.   He has also published on the use of electrophysiological monitoring to protect the nervous system during surgery.  He has traveled to emerging countries in South America, Africa and Asia to instruct in the use of neuroendoscopy for the treatment of hydrocephalus and other topics of pediatric neurosurgery. 

  • Locations

    Primary Location

    Montefiore at 3316 Rochambeau Avenue

    3316 Rochambeau AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2841

    P: 718.920.8512 F: 718.882.5378

    Additional Locations

    Montefiore Medical Center
    111 East 210th StreetBronx, NY 10467-2401 P: 718.920.8512 F: 718.882.5378 Additional Details
    Montefiore Westchester Faculty Practice
    495 Central Park AvenueScarsdale, NY 10583-1068 P: 718.920.8512 F: 718.882.5378 Additional Details
    Montefiore At 1250 Waters Place
    1250 Waters PlaceBronx, NY 10461-2720 P: 718.920.8512 Additional Details