George V. Kakoulides, MD

Dr. George V. Kakoulides received his undergraduate degree at New York University where he graduated Cum Laude, and his medical degree with high honors from Tufts University School of Medicine. While obtaining his medical degree, he was in a joint degree program in International Relations at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Dr. Kakoulides completed his general surgery internship and residency in Neurological Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where he obtained advanced specialization in complex spine surgery during a year long enfolded spine fellowship. Dr. Kakoulides specializes in both cranial and spinal neurosurgery as well as radiosurgery for benign and malignant brain tumors. His focus also includes cervical, thoracic and lumbar degenerative disease, spine fractures and other general neurosurgical disorders.

Dr. Kakoulides believes that the majority of patients may not require surgery, and explores effective alternatives to surgery such as pain management, epidural injection, acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic treatment and crossfit.

Long Island Neurosurgical and Pain Specialists see a high volume of patients. As a result, Dr. Kakoulides and his fellow neurosurgeons have extensive experience treating both common and rare neurosurgical disorders, and implement the most up to date surgical techniques when required.


K. Bekelis, S. Missios, G. Kakoulides, R. Rahmani, N. Simmons. Selection of Patients for Ambulatory Lumbar Discectomy: Results from Four US States. Spine Journal, 2014 Sep 1;14(9):1944-50

Hemicraniectomy in Malignant MCA Infarctions – To Halve or Halve Not. Stroke Conference, Good Samaritan Hospital, October 16, 2014

The Association of Regional Intensity of Neurosurgical Care with Spinal Fusion Surgery in the United States. AANS 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 5-9, 2014

Selection of Patients for Ambulatory Lumbar Discectomy: Results from Four US States. CNS 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 19-23, 2013

Motor and Somatosensory Evoked Potential Monitoring during Aneurysm Surgery.

The AANS 79h Annual Scientific Meeting, Denver, CO, April 9-13, 2011

Neurosurgery Research Symposium, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, June 15, 2012