Daniel E. Walzman, MD


I incorporate the most advanced technologies into patient care whenever appropriate. This helps me provide highly effective treatments that are often minimally invasive.


Widely regarded as a leader in neurovascular and endovascular surgery, Dr. Walzman founded the endovascular neurosurgery programs at Hackensack University Medical Center, The Valley Hospital, Englewood Hospital and Holy Name Medical Center. He also was instrumental in establishing comprehensive stroke centers at Hackensack University Medical Center and The Valley Hospital. He has subspecialized training in cerebrovascular disorders, endovascular neurosurgery, and interventional neuroradiology, and provides the full array of cranial and spinal neurosurgical care. He also has a particular interest in the treatment of spinal trauma.

An advocate for minimally invasive techniques as a first line of treatment whenever appropriate, Dr. Walzman was one of the first neurosurgeons in New Jersey to perform minimally invasive embolization procedures for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations.

Biographical Highlights

Medical School
Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Mount Sinai Hospital (Served as Chief Resident; youngest physician ever to complete neurosurgical training)
Advanced Fellowship Training
Endovascular Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology, Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Beth Israel North Hospital; Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Walzman has a keen interest in advancing technologies in the field of neurosurgery in order to improve care for patients and provide additional treatment options. He was the first physician in Bergen County to utilize the Merci retrieval device for the treatment of ischemic strokes. He is also an innovator, and has 10 granted U.S. patents for novel devices and treatment methods..

He serves as chief of vascular and endovascular neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and director of neurointerventional services at the Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is also the primary investigator for multiple clinical trials for the treatment of strokes and aneurysms.

  • Jersey’s Best Magazine Top Doctors Since: 2016
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area (digital guide) Since: 2016
  • New York Magazine: Top Doctors Since: 2021
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Since: 2016
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society: 1997
  • Michael David Rothstein Memorial Scholarship Award for Achievement in Neurological Disciplines: 1997-1998
  • Presidential Scholarship, Rutgers University: 1992-1995
  • Clara Maas Medical Center
  • Englewood Health
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Holy Name Medical Center
  • Hudson Regional Hospital
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • The Valley Hospital
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Bergen County Medical Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • New Jersey Medical Society
  • New Jersey Neurosurgical Society
  • New Jersey Spine Society

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