Neurology and Neurosurgery

New neurosurgeons expand specialty care at Nuvance Health

Nuvance Health Neurosurgeons


Brain, spine and cerebrovascular specialists grow neurosurgical services


Nuvance Health has expanded its neurosurgical services by welcoming neurosurgeons Dr. Adesh Tandon and Dr. David Penn to the Neuroscience Institute. Nuvance Health’s team of seven neurosurgeons with unique specialties are now serving communities in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut.


Dr. Tandon is a board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in neurosurgical oncology. He has expertise in caring for adults with nervous system tumors — including in the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system — and complex spinal degenerative diseases.


Dr. Tandon completed his fellowship training at the University of Virginia and residency training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Tandon was an assistant clinical professor and surgical attending at the Binghamton Clinical Campus of Upstate Medical University.


Dr. Penn is fellowship-trained in both cerebrovascular — conditions that affect blood flow and the blood vessels in the brain — and endoscopic skull base surgery. He has expertise in treating pituitary tumors and complex brain tumors such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas. Dr. Penn’s specialty skills also include minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors and open neurovascular surgery.


Dr. Penn completed his fellowship training at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also did his residency training.


Dr. Tandon and Dr. Penn’s main office is located at 21 Reade Place in Poughkeepsie, New York. Call 845-214-1922 to schedule an appointment by phone; or, book or request an appointment online: 


Dr. Tandon and Dr. Penn are welcome additions to Nuvance Health’s team of neurosurgeons and neurosurgical physician assistants and nurse practitioners, including: 

  • Dr. Michael Cho cares for patients in New York and has expertise in brain tumors, complex spine surgery and neurotrauma.
  • Dr. Jonathon Lebovitz and Dr. Joshua Marcus care for patients in New York and Connecticut by contract through the Nuvance Health Medical Practice. They specialize in endovascular surgery and neurointerventions to treat cerebrovascular conditions — such as brain aneurysms and stroke. They also have expertise in minimally invasive treatments for brain and spine conditions and spine surgery.
  • Dr. Ramon Batson, chief of neurosurgery at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut and practicing by contract through Nuvance Health Medical Practice CT, Inc., has special interests in brain and pituitary tumors, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation disorders, Chiari malformations, herniated discs and spinal stenosis.
  • Dr. Scott Sanderson, chief of neurosurgery at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut and practicing by contract through Nuvance Health Medical Practice CT, Inc., specializes in the surgical treatment of brain tumors and trauma, and degenerative and traumatic spine diseases.


“We have expanded the breadth and depth of our neurosurgical capabilities and services so community members in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut can feel confident staying close-to-home for the specialized brain and spine care they need,” said Dr. Paul Wright, senior vice president and system chair of the Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute. “Our neurosurgical clinicians collaborate to provide patients the latest care options, which are conveniently available within one health system.”


In addition to the skilled neurosurgical clinicians, Nuvance Health has advanced technology, including a portable MRI system for critically ill or injured neurological patients at Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC), and biplane angiography systems at VBMC and Norwalk Hospital for patients with complex brain and spinal cord vascular problems.

Learn more about neurosurgery at Nuvance Health.