Gamma Knife Team

Referring Physician Role

The referring physician is a critical partner on the Gamma Knife treatment team. All follow-up studies, treatment plans and progress outcomes are performed in conjunction with the patient's physician. Because the patient often requires long-term follow-up care, it is essential that the referring physician and Gamma Knife team maintain a close working relationship.

The Upstate Gamma Knife Team

Treatment with the Gamma Knife is planned and administered by a multidisciplinary team of specialists including: neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, otolargyngologist, medical physicists, neuroradiologists, and nursing staff.


Satish Krishnamurthy, MD, 315 464-5490

Satish Krishnamurthy, MD
Appointed 07/15/00
611 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-5490

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Neurosurgery: Brain Tumors, General Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Radiosurgery, Spine Disorders
  • Pediatrics: Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Neurosurgery
  • Upstate Comprehensive Stroke Center: Neurosurgery

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Neurosurgery


Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, 2000, Neurological Surgery
  • Internship: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, 1995, General Surgery
  • MD: Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India, 1984

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery; Vascular Neurosurgery

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery; Vascular Neurosurgery

Specialties & Certification

  • Neurological Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Spine Tumors
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Congenital Genitourinary Tract Abnormalities
  • Congenital and Developmental Malformations of the Nervous System
  • Curved Spine or Scoliosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Spasms
  • Nervous System Vascular Lesions
  • Neuralgias
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pediatric Brain Trauma
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor
  • Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizures
  • Skull Deformities
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia


  • Adults and Children


  • Arachnoid Cyst Treatment
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Electrical Stimulation for Pain
  • Fistula Surgery
  • Fracture Treatment of Spine
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Hydrocephalus Treatment
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery for Pain
  • Spinal Decompression Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine Injury Evaluation and Emergent Care
  • Spine Pain Treatment
  • Surgical Options for Back Pain
  • Surgical Repair of Congenital and Developmental Lesions of the Nervous System
  • Surgical Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors
  • Surgical Treatment of Craniosynostosis
  • Surgical Treatment of Hydrocephalus
  • Surgical Treatment of Spasticity
  • Surgical Treatment of Stroke or Brain Ischemia
  • Surgical Treatment of Vascular Lesions of the Nervous System


  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association, Fellow

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center


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