Meet Our Medical Leadership
Patients referred to The Gamma Knife Center at Northern Westchester Hospital will be evaluated by a team of specialists with extensive experience, including includes neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, neuroradiologists, oncologists, neurologists, nurses and radiation therapists. We also consult with your referring physician, oncologist, neurologist, etc. as needed. Candidates for the procedure are selected for treatment only after a thorough review of all prior records and imaging studies.
Alain C.J. de Lotbinière, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC
Medical Director of the Gamma Knife Center
Medical Director of the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center
Dr. de Lotbinière spent 17 years at Yale University School of Medicine (YSM), where he was Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Director of Pituitary Surgery, and Medical Director of Gamma Knife Surgery. He was an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at YSM, where he created a program for stereotactic and functional neurosurgery as well as radiosurgery.
Dr. de Lotbinière earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and completed his medical school and subsequent training at McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec. He then completed a fellowship at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England. He is certified in neurosurgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. In addition, he is Medical Director of the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at New York’s Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) and a past president of the International Gamma Knife Society.
He has been treating patients with a multitude of intracranial disorders using stereotactic radiosurgery since 1991. He has performed over 1,000 stereotactic radiosurgical interventions and is recognized worldwide as a leading authority in the field.
With a national reputation for properly diagnosing and surgically treating nerve disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia, Dr. de Lotbinière brings peace of mind to patients who have long searched for answers before coming to him. Dr. de Lotbinière explains, “For example, people often have teeth pulled or are treated for TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome) when the cause of their symptoms is actually trigeminal neuralgia, which is characterized by sudden shock-like facial pains, typically near the nose, lips, eyes or ears."