“I’m running to honor the brave people I know and love who are battling cancer,” said Dr. Kornel, a resident of Bedford Hills. “My hope is to help make a difference in the lives of people affected by this deadly disease by funding research that can lead to new and better treatments and higher survival rates.”
In addition to running in the marathon, Dr. Kornel will discuss brain tumors and cancers of the spine on his WOR-AM medical call-in show “Back Talk Live!” on November 6 at 9 p.m. Contributions to Dr. Kornel’s fundraising efforts for Fred’s Team can also be made on his website www.backtlakonair.com. “I hope people will tune in. We deal with serious subjects in a very light hearted way to make medical information more accessible,”
DR. EZRIEL "ED" KORNEL - BIO
Neurosurgeon and radio host Dr. Ezriel "Ed" Kornel is one of the Tri-State area's leading experts on back and neck pain and issues related to the brain and nervous system. Dr. Kornel is on the forefront of minimally invasive neurosurgery, and is one of the first neurosurgeons in the New York metropolitan area to successfully replace damaged cervical and lumbar discs with newly introduced artificial discs. He also is one of the first spine surgeons in the region to perform percutaneous (via needle puncture) lumbar fusions.
A leader in state-of-the-
Since 1990, Dr. Kornel has been a principal with Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York in White Plains and serves as Director of Neurosciences at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY. Additionally, Dr. Kornel is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and is the Past President of the New York State Neurosurgical Society. He currently hosts the popular radio program "Back Talk Live!," New York's #1 show about back and neck pain and brain disorders, airing Sunday nights from 9 to 10 pm on 710 WOR-AM in New York City.