Bedford Neurosugeon Dr. Ezriel Kornel To Run In NYC Marathon To Raise Money For Cancer Research

Neurosurgeon to further raise awareness and support by focusing on brain tumors and cancers of the spine on his WOR-AM 710 radio show that night.
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Oct. 26, 2011 - PRLog -- Bedford, NY, October 26, 2011 … Neurosurgeon Dr. Ezriel (Ed) Kornel will not be deterred from his mission: to raise money for the fight against cancer. And that means he plans to run 26 miles in the ING New York City Marathon on November 6 to honor the legacy of legendary runner Fred Lebow, founder of the marathon, who succumbed to brain cancer in 1990.  Last year, Dr. Kornel attempted the same feat but had difficulties due to a stress fracture that developed during a training run a week before the marathon. Despite the fracture, he still made it four miles before he called it quits and was able to raise more than $5,000 for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Fred’s Team.

“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 “I hope people will tune in. We deal with serious subjects in a very light hearted way to make medical information more accessible,” he said. Podcasts of the show are uploaded to his site weekly. People can also contact him through the website.

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-art surgery for brain disorders and injuries, he was mentioned frequently in the biography of James Brady, press secretary to President Reagan, because of his involvement in Mr. Brady’s care after his tragic gunshot injury. And, following the hospitalization of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from a gunshot wound to the head, Dr. Kornel provided expert medical commentary on Fox News Channel, “Inside Edition,” Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” and WABC-TV News.

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.
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