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Benjamin Rapoport, MD, PhD


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About Me

Ben Rapoport, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As a neurosurgeon in the Skull Base Surgery Center, he specializes in the diagnosis and minimally invasive surgical treatment of brain tumors and skull base pathologies.

Dr. Rapoport also serves as the Scientific Director of Mount Sinai BioDesign, a medical device incubator at Mount Sinai. The mission of Mount Sinai BioDesign is to help patients by creating technological solutions to medical problems in a way that generates jobs and high-value assets for Mount Sinai while educating a diversified generation of engineers and scientists. Dr. Rapoport’s mission as scientific director will be to catalyze technological innovation, translation, and commercialization within Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai BioDesign operates as a center of expertise in engineering and project management to enable Mount Sinai physicians and researchers to translate their ideas into commercially viable products and practical solutions to problems in healthcare.

Dr. Rapoport has extensive scientific training, receiving Master’s degrees in Physics from Harvard University and Mathematics from Oxford University, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his neurosurgery residency, chief residency, and fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery and endoscopic skull base surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He has a track record of technology translation in the areas of digital health, including serving as co-founder of Simbionics (acquired by Apple), and of neurotechnology, including serving as a cofounding member of Neuralink.

Dr. Rapoport has authored over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications and obtained 10 patents, many of which are related to brain-computer interfaces and other innovations in medical technology.

Dr. Rapoport is committed to providing compassionate care to patients and their families while also delivering the most precise, technologically advanced, and minimally invasive treatments.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
Research Topics

Biomechanics/Bioengineering, Brain, Brain Imaging

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Medicine [AIET], Neuroscience [NEU]