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About Dr. David H Harter
Dr. David H Harter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Harter is affiliated with Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Harter has received 7 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. David H Harter has the following 1 specialty
- Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
- Arnold-Chiari Malformation
- Brain Surgery
- Neurosurgical Procedures
- Moyamoya Disease
- Brain Tumor
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I would like to share my experience with patients and family out there. I am forever grateful to Dr. Harter and his team who saved my husband’s life. 07/18: my husband was diagnosed with hydrocephalus caused by congenital colloid cyst in third ventricle. 07/21: He was scheduled for an endoscopic surgery at a reputable hospital in NJ to remove the cyst. In op, Mayfield skull clamp pin penetrated his right temporal skull causing severe epidural hematoma. Surgeon aborted removal and performed craniotomy to evacuate the hematoma. 07/21-07/30: NJ neurosurgeon proposed to use the same pins for a second attempt of removal. I sought for 2nd and 3rd opinions. I was connected to Dr. Harter with a friend’s help. (Thank you Max!!) Dr. Harter was out the country at the time, but reviewed my husband’s MRIs the same day he returned to the states. He spoke to the family in person and kindly accepted my husband as his patient. His assistant Maggie scheduled the transfer efficiently and smoothly. Dr. Harter is the only neurosurgeon I spoke to who provided an option of not using any pins to fix my husband’s traumatized head. He provided endoscopic option to remove the cyst. He also used the same burr hole drilled in the first surgery for the surgery. All of which minimize the invasion and injury to head. 07/31-08/16: successful removal of the colloid cyst. But my husband was confirmed of meningitis hours after the surgery, most likely from his first op, considering the bacteria incubation period. Dr. Harter, intensivist Dr. Aaron Lord, infectious disease Dr. Eddie Louie, and their team provided the utmost care to my husband during this difficult times. Do not get confused about Dr. Harter’s specialty as a pediatric neurosurgeon. He is a trained neurosurgeon with pediatric specialty. He performs on adults all the time. Precisely because of his experience in handling delicate skull of small children, he was able to provide a non-pin solution when my husband’s head could no longer sustain any trauma but in need of surgery. Also because of his experience in performing 1000+ endoscopic surgeries, he provided us with the best outcome with the minimum invasion. My gratitude to Dr. Harter and his team are beyond words. Dr. Harter is knowledgeable, professional, understanding, and personable. His calmness and positivity gave me great strength in the past two months. He is not one of those competent but ill-tempered *ss. He is a kind-hearted good man. We were very very fortunate to be in the best hands.
I can't praise Dr. Harter highly enough. I am long recovered from the minimally-invasive surgery (fenestration of an arachnoid cyst) he performed on me 11 months ago, but he has continued to be available and responsive to any of my follow-up questions and concerns. Indeed, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty by taking an interest in my family as well. I'm one of his adult patients and when my husband was diagnosed with a serious illness some months after my own surgery, Dr. Harter not only referred us to another specialist but personally called that colleague on our behalf. I've since had to deal with a range of doctors, hospitals and medical practices, so I speak from experience when I say that his practice is particularly well run. On one occasion, his scheduler called me on her own initiative after noticing that I had an inconveniently-timed MRI. Would I like her to re-schedule the MRI on my behalf so that I didn't have to make two separate trips to the hospital, she asked. Dr. Harter himself is a standout in his prompt response to messages and emails and his generosity with his time. He always made me feel ike a person rather than a patient, and never made me feel as if he couldn't wait to rush off to his next consult. In my world, that makes him exceptional.
I am utterly thankful and blessed to have had brain surgery completed by Dr. Harter. I was very recently diagnosed with ganglioglioma in the right temperal lobe of the brain. I had a benign brain tumor as well as increased intracranial pressure. Dr. Harter had been completely helpful and has considerably spent a lot of time with my parents and I before my surgery procedures to make certain that we understood the circumstances. He is incredibly kind and never gives you the feeling that he is just your surgeon, but also a friend who is willing to openly hear your opinions. I was completely comfortable around Dr. Harter and his staff - which is incredibly amazing. My surgery had occurred four months ago when I was at the age of 16, hence, this was my first experience going through brain surgery. Dr. Harter had brought me to understand that the surgery would definitely be a success- which it was. I am now recovering and cannot ever thank this man enough for what he has done for me; he saved my life. I highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a neurosurgeon. Actions definitely speak louder than words; although I hope someone seeks my words as a great example to understand the unique abilities that Dr. Harter has, as well as the extraordinary man that he is.
Dr. Harter operated on my son who has hydrocephalus over 20 times. He has always been incredibly caring, down to earth, and easy to talk to. He always tells us that he is just a "Plumber" who works on the brain. Recently my wife got some scary news from an MRI. I contacted Dr. Harter who within 24 hours had her admitted to NYU and had removed a lipoma from her spinal column. He treated us like he would his own family and that is not something that you find that often in a doctor. I highly recommend you seek out Dr. Harter. You won't be disappointed. His staff is top-notch and super accommodating as well
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2008, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2016, 2011, 2012)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2009)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2015, 2016, 2010)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
America's Top Doctors (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Regional Top Doctors
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Dr. Harter is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
24 Years Experience
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1994
University Of Maryland Medical System
Dr. David H Harter accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsNew York University Medical Center, 317 E 34th St Fl 10, New York, NY
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