Dr. Jaime Humberto Nieto, MD, MBA, MS

Dr. Jaime Humberto Nieto, MD, MBA, MS

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    Jaime Humberto Nieto, MD, MBA, MS is a board certified neurosurgeon affiliated with over a dozen hospitals, including North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and South Shore University Hospital. He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.Dr. Nieto has been a practicing neurosurgeon for over 18 years, serving patient populations across Brooklyn and Queens. This considerable body of work has allowed Dr. Nieto to hone his expertise in all areas of neurosurgery including general, vascular and trauma, most notably degenerative spine conditions and spine trauma.When it comes to working with patients, Dr. Nieto places emphasis on compassion and reassurance. He understands that surgery or even considering it can be a stressful experience, so he insists on answering all his patients questions about the intricacies of their procedures. He treats patients like family, guiding them along the difficult road of an operation and possible aftereffects.A great deal of Dr. Nieto s career research has focused on the spine; spinal cord tumors, degenerative spinal cord issues, and the desire to develop more minimally invasive endoscopic surgery options. During his residency he took a course at the Christopher Reeve Spinal Injury Center at UC Irvine, and was inspired along with colleagues to develop a spinal cord injury model, which has since evolved into a cutting-edge nonhuman primate research model that receives stem cell injections, nerve grafts and synthetic nerves. Dr. Nieto graduated from medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and completed his residency at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He completed an in-residency he completed a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Nieto is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Academy of Neuroscience, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Nieto s robust discoveries in this arena have been featured in publications such as Neuroscience and the Journal of Neuroscience, and he has presented before the Society of Neuroscience and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is a 2019 recipient of El Diario s El Award for his achievements as a Latino member of the surgical community, as well as an honorary degree, Doctor of Science Honoris Causa, from his undergrad alma mater, Mercy College.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Neurological Surgeon

    Education & Training

    University of Connecticut School of Medicine (Internship)

    University of Connecticut School of Medicine (Internship)

    David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA (Residency)

    Cleveland Clinic (Fellowship)

    Medical Degree - SUNY Upstate Medical University Coll of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Neurological Surgery




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    Northwell Health

    95-25 Queens Boulevard

    Rego Park, NY 11374

    (718) 925-6546

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Jaime Nieto accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dr. Jaime Nieto is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dr. Jaime Nieto offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Nieto's office at (718) 925-6546 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dr. Jaime Nieto offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Nieto's office at (718) 925-6546 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dr. Jaime Nieto speak?

    Dr. Jaime Nieto speaks English and Spanish.

    Which board certifications does Dr. Jaime Nieto have?

    Dr. Jaime Nieto is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

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