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White Plains Hospital Physician Associates Bolsters Neurosurgery with Appointments of Dr. Kaushik Das and Dr. Virany Hillard

February 13, 2023

White Plains, N.Y. (February 13, 2022) – White Plains Hospital Physician Associates recently announced that Dr. Kaushik Das has been appointed Director of Neurosurgery and Dr. Virany Hillard has been named Director of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. Located in White Plains Hospital’s Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery, Drs. Das and Hillard work in partnership with experts in pain management and spinal surgery to offer patients comprehensive treatment for complex spine, cranial, and neurological conditions.

The Neurosurgery team evaluates and treats conditions such as cerebral aneurysms, subdural hematomas, spinal stenosis, epilepsy, and brain and spine tumors. Using innovative surgical and nonsurgical therapies, each patient is evaluated by an interdisciplinary team to determine the most effective treatment option, reserving surgery for when alternative treatments are not effective.

Dr. Kaushik Das and Dr. Virany Hillard are well-respected across the region, having both recently joined White Plains Hospital Physician Associates from Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York. Both have been affiliated with White Plains Hospital for many years.

Dr. Das earned his medical degree cum laude from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. This was followed by an internship in general surgery at the Westchester County Medical Center’s New York Medical College, after which he completed his residency in neurosurgery at the same institution. He then went on to complete a fellowship in spinal surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. After completing his fellowship, he joined the faculty at New York Medical College, where he was the Director of Spine Section for Neurosurgery for 10 years before coming to White Plains Hospital in 2015.

Dr. Hillard earned her medical degree cum laude from New York University, followed by an internship in general surgery at the New York Medical College Westchester Medical Center and a neurosurgery residency at the same institution. Dr. Hillard then completed a spine surgery fellowship in the Department of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Utah. She has also served as associate clinical professor of neurological surgery at New York Medical College and as assistant professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington.

To schedule an appointment with the Neurosurgery team at 122 Maple Ave. in White Plains, call 914-849-7593.

About White Plains Hospital  

White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.

The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and in 2022, White Plains Hospital received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency. In addition, the Hospital received its third Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a distinction held by only two percent of hospitals in the country. White Plains Hospital has consistently received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, and in 2022 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 8th time.