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William Wirchansky, MD

According to Dr. William Wirchansky, you don’t have to go to Manhattan to get quality care by a great doctor. In fact, he encourages people in Manhattan to come to him if they want great care…and individualized treatment.

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Treatment Philosophy

“My practice philosophy is simple. One size does not fit all. I treat each patient as an individual. I make a conscious effort to give each patient the best outcome in the least invasive way possible.”


Dr. Wirchansky’s empathy for patients’ needs began at an early age as he watched his own father suffer from a neurological illness. This set a firm foundation for wanting to help others.


In addition, Dr. Wirchansky is a board-certified neurosurgeon who does not work with residents or fellows. This means he performs all surgeries and post-op care himself.

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Dr. Wirchansky attended Manhattan College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. While at Manhattan College, he was awarded the Howard Hughes Research Stipend and graduated Summa Cum Laude.


Dr. Wirchansky then attended medical school at the New York University School of Medicine and performed research in the laboratory of Dr. Martin Grumet, one of the country’s leading researchers in brain development and spinal cord injury repair.


He trained in Neurological Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center/Shock Trauma Center. Dr. Wirchansky was the Associate Director of Neurosurgery at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. Recently, he was the Director of Neurosurgery at the St. Barnabas Hospital Health System in the Bronx.


He joined Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York in January 2018 and opened up an office at Putnam Hospital Center. Dr. Wirchansky is also an Attending Neurosurgeon at Putnam Hospital Center.




Residency Training in Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland


Medical Doctor
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York


Bachelor of Science
Major in Biochemistry
Manhattan College
Riverdale, New York


Additional Training

University of Maryland – Gamma Knife Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. William Maggio [Director]



Board Certified in Neurological Surgery


Professional Societies

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society

Hospital Affiliations 

  • Putnam Hospital Center
  • White Plains Hospital
  • Northern Westchester Hospital
  • Phelps Memorial Hospital
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center



  • Research Assistant
    Martin Grumet [Principal Investigator]
    New York University School of Medicine
  • Research Assistant
    James Haley [Principal Investigator]
    Manhattan College



Friedlander DR, Brittis PA, Sakurai T., Shif B., Wirchansky, W., Fishell, G., Grument, M. (1998). Generation of a radial-like glial cell line. Journal of Neurobiology. 37: 291-304.



Manhattan College – Howard Hughes Research Award; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi; Summa Cum Laude