Dr. Donald S. Krieff


dr brownDonald S. Krieff, D.O., F.A.C.O.S, is a board certified neurosurgeon who treats adult and pediatric patients. He performs both complex cranial and spinal surgery. He has special interests in computer-assisted resection of brain tumors and the management of traumatic injuries to the brain and spine.

Dr. Krieff received his undergraduate degree in Biological Science from Florida International University. He obtained his medicaldegree from Nova Southeastern University of the Health Sciences. He served his internship at Palmetto General Hospital. He then completed his neurological surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

In his last year of training Dr. Krieff served as Neurological Surgery Chief Resident at LIJ and North Shore University Hospital-Manhasset.

Upon completion of his training in 1998, Dr. Krieff began his neurosurgical practice in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He and his partner were the primary neurosurgeons at Broward General Medical Center. During the subsequent five years, Dr. Krieff developed expertise in treating traumatic brain injury as well as complex spinal injuries requiring stabilization and instrumentation. He served as the Chief of Neurosurgery at Broward General from 2000 until his move back to Long Island in 2003. After relocating to Long Island, Dr. Krieff was appointed Chief of Neurosurgery at Nassau University Medical Center, Nassau County’s busiest Level I trauma center.

Dr. Krieff has received several honors, ranking first place in achievements with the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Specialists and American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He was awarded the Annual Resident Achievement Award and the Robert C. Erwin Literary Achievement Award. Throughout his career he has been involved in training medical students and residents. Dr. Krieff sits on the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. He is intimately involved with the training, testing and board certification of young neurosurgeons.

His current appointments include Clinical Adjunct Professor in Neurosurgery at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee member for the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Board of Surgery member, Neurological Surgery Board Examiner, and Clinical Instructor in Neurosurgery, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He has lectured surgical and pediatric departments as well as the Nassau County Paramedics on many topics including “The Role of the Neurosurgeon on the Stroke Team,” “Contemporary Management of Head Injury,” “Contemporary Management of Traumatic Spinal Injuries,” “Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Abscesses,” “Current Management of Hydrocephalus,” and “When to Call a Neurosurgeon.” He is a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and current member of American Medical Association, and American Osteopathic Association. He brings more than 10 years experience to the practice.

Interview video with Donald S. Krieff, D.O., F.A.C.O.S