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Simone A. Betchen, MD


Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery - Neuro, Stroke Care


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About Me

Dr. Simone Betchen is a surgeon in the Surgery Department, Neurosurgery Division, at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Betchen joined the Maimonides team after completing her residency in neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and her surgical neuro-oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is dedicated to all aspects of neurosurgery, with a focus on tumors of the spinal cord and brain. Dr. Simone Betchen is active in research and has numerous publications in the field of neurosurgery. She is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Society for Neuroscience, and a resident member of the American College of Surgeons.

Areas of Expertise

  • Brain & Spinal Tumor Care
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery - Neuro
  • Stroke Care

Conditions Treated

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Herniated Discs
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine and Brain Disorders
  • Trauma of the Brain and Spine


  • Complex Spinal Fusions of the Cervical
  • Thoracic and Lumbar Region
  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine and Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Oncology
  • Shunts
  • Stereotactic Procedures
  • Thoracic Spinal Fusions


Medical Degree

Johns Hopkins Univ School of Medicine



Mount Sinai Medical Center


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


Neurological Surgery


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  • Aetna
  • Affinity
  • CCM Centerlight Health
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • Emblem GHI PPO
  • Emblem HIP HMO
  • Empire BCBS
  • Empire BCBS/HealthPlus
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana Tricare
  • Local 1199
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Freedom/Liberty
  • RR Medicare
  • UHC Community
  • UHC Empire Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare