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Pierre S. Girgis, M.D.

Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Brain Tumors; Compression Fractures; Cranial Surgery; Herniated Discs, Stenosis, Back Pain; Meningioma, General; Spinal Surgery

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 225-5767

Office: (585) 225-5767

Fax: (585) 276-2533

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Pierre Girgis, a board certified Neurosurgeon, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University, where he graduated with honors in Biology and received a Howard Hughes research fellowship for his investigations of G-protein cloning in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. After college, he enrolled in the College of Medicine at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where he developed his interest in Neurosurgery. Following his internship in general surgery, he entered Neurosurgery residency, completing his training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. During residency he developed a broad interest in all aspects of Neurosurgery and joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 2006. Dr. Girgis has a busy practice of general neurosurgery with a particular focus upon brain tumors, brain trauma, complex spine surgery and spine trauma. He has privileges at Strong Memorial Hospital, Unity Hospital, Rochester General Hospital, and Highland Hospital. He is actively involved in the resident education program at Highland, where he provides an intensive overview of operative Neurosurgery to rotating residents in our program. As a result of Dr. Girgis' efforts, this rotation has become a particular favorite of our residents in training. In addition to his practice in Rochester, Dr. Girgis runs an active regional clinic in Canandaigua, New York.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Education

1994
BS | Emory University
Biology

1998
MD | SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

7/1/1999 - 1/10/2003
Residency in Neurological Surgery at State University of New York Health Science Center

07/01/1998 - 6/30/1999
Internship in Surgery-General at State University of New York Health Science Center

1/20/2003 - 6/30/2006
Residency in Neurological Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

1994
Phi Beta Kappa
Sponsor: Emory University
Location: Atlanta, GA

1994
Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society
Location: Emory University

1993
Howard Hughes Research Fellowship

1990 - 1994
Dean's List
Sponsor: Emory University
Location: Atlanta, GA

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