Board Members


Deborah B. Gruber, MD

Joining Northwell Health in 2017, Deborah B. Gruber, MD brings with
her over 15 years of experience in the field of neuro-oncology. Dr. Gruber
completed her neurology residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Medical Center and her neuro-oncology fellowship at New York University
School of Medicine. Dr. Gruber’s practice focuses on primary brain tumors,
metastatic brain tumors, as well as the neurological complications of
systemic cancers. Her clinical interests are focused on advances in the
field of neuro-oncology; she is also particularly excited by developments
in immunotherapy and the promise it offers to her patients. Dr. Gruber is
attentive to the potential for molecular analysis to match the individual to
the best treatment.

Education MD – Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency Neurology – New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship Neuro-Oncology – New York University School of Medicine

Board Certification Neurology – American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology

Professional Membership Society for Neuro-Oncology

Specialty Neurology

Clinical Focus

  • Management of Primary Brain Tumors
  • Metastatic Brain Tumors
  • Neurological Complications of Cancer
  • Leptomeningeal Disease

Hospital Affiliation
North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Staten Island University Hospital

Patient Office

  • Northwell Health Physician Partners Brain Tumor Center of the Neuroscience Institute,
  • Northwell Health Physician Partners Neurology at Lenox Hill


Publications Tam, M., Gruber, M., Gruber, D., Golfinos, Jr., Parker, E., Zagzag, D., Narayana,
A.: Phase 2 Trial of Temozolomide Plus Bevacizumab, Lithium, and Radiation Treatment for
Newly Diagnosed High-Grade Gliomas: Interim Analysis. International Journal of Radiation
Oncology Biology Physics, 2013; Narayana, A., Tam, M.M., Gruber, D.B., Golfinos, J., Parker,
E., Zagzag, D.,Gruber, M.L.: A Phase II Trial of Lithium, Bevacizumab, Temozolomide, and
Radiation for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastomas (GBM). Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2013;
Narayana, A., Kunnakkat, S.D., Medabalmi, P., Golfinos, J., Parker, E., Knopp, E., Zagzag,
D., Eagan, P., Gruber, D., Gruber, M.L.: Change in Pattern of Relapse After Antiangiogenic
Therapy in High-Grade Glioma. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology
Physics, 2012; Narayana, A., Perretta, D., Kunnakkat, S., Gruber, D., Golfinos, J., Parker, E.,
Medabalmi, P., Zagzag, D., Eagan, P., Gruber, M.: Invasion is not an Independent Prognostic
Factor in High-Grade Glioma. Journal of Cancer Research & Therapeutics, 2011; Kunnakkat,
S.D., Perretta, D., Medabalmi, P., Gruber, M.L., Gruber, D., Golfinos, J.,Parker, E., Narayana,
A.: Invasion is an Important Prognostic Factor in Newly Diagnosed High-Grade Gliomas.
Neuro-Oncology, 2010; Gruber, M.L., Raza, S., Gruber, D., Narayana, A.: Bevacizumab in
Combination with Radiotherapy Plus Concomitant and Adjuvant Temozolomide for Newly
Diagnosed Glioblastoma: Update Progression-Free Survival, Overall Survival, and Toxicity.
Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2009

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