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Castle Connolly Top Neurosurgeon Named Director of Neurosurgery at South Nassau

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Published on January 15, 2013

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Dr. Onesti is a board certified neurosurgeon, specializing in spine surgery, and is a Castle Connolly top doctor.
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News From:For Immediate Release May 2, 2012Contact: Damian Becker, Manager of Media Relations (516) 377-5370 South Nassau Names Dr. Onesti Director of Neurosurgery Oceanside, NY — South Nassau Communities Hospital has appointed Stephen T. Onesti, MD,FACS, director of neurosurgery. Dr. Onesti is a board certified neurosurgeon, specializing in spinesurgery and succeeds Stephen D. Burstein, MD, FACS, who served South Nassau’s neurosurgeryprogram for over four decades. “Dr. Onesti undoubtedly will continue the tradition of excellence and quality that the division ofneurosurgery established under the leadership and direction of Dr. Burstein,” said Rajiv Datta, MD,FACS, chair of the department of surgery and medical director of the Gertrude & Louis Feil CancerCenter at South Nassau. “He is an accomplished surgeon with a passion and vision for developing andintroducing treatments and technologies that meet the needs of the patients served by South Nassau.” Previously, Dr. Onesti served as professor of neurosurgery and chair of the Department ofNeurosurgery at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Center of Brooklyn, NY, from 2003-2011. Dr.Onesti received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and his medicaldegree, cum laude, from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in neurosurgery atColumbia Presbyterian Medical Center/Neurological Institute of New York in 1993. A Castle Connolly Top Doctor of the New York metro area, Dr. Onesti has published manyarticles in peer-reviewed journals, and has given numerous presentations at local and national meetings.He is the co-editor of a book on degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine. A Fellow of theAmerican College of Surgeons (FACS), Dr. Onesti holds professional memberships with the AmericanAssociation of Neurological Surgeons, for which he served on the Board of Directors from 2006-‘09,and the New York State Neurosurgical Society, for which he served as president from 2007-‘09. South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, morethan 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric,

pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatientspecialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital onLong Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® Perfexion radiosurgery technologies. SouthNassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and ComprehensiveCommunity Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a BariatricSurgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. For moreinformation, visit www.southnassau.org. -30-

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