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Simone Betchen, MD, FACS
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Maimonides Medical Center

Dr. Betchen is a board-certified neurosurgeon. She currently practices at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and is proud to have served the community there for a decade now. Dr. Betchen received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School. She did internship and neurosurgery residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. After completing a neurosurgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center she made the big move south to Brooklyn where she now treats a wide variety of clinical problems in both the brain and spine including tumors, hydrocephalus, chiari malformation, herniated disks, and spinal stenosis. Her research interests are in clinical outcomes and quality of life with neurosurgical treatment. Outside of the hospital she is married with two children.

Dr. Betchen is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Women in Neurosurgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She serves on the board of the Brooklyn-Long Island Chapter of the ACS. She joined AWS at the time of initiation into the college and is thankful she made that choice. Joining has expanded my circle of successful, strong, and dedicated female surgeons across specialties and has given me a better view as to what great heights are achievable. I am honored to be the membership committee chair and entrusted with building the membership of this wonderful organization.