Paul S. Saphier, MD



Clinical Interests

Intracranial hemorrhages, brain tumor, endoscopic neurosurgery, stroke, aneurysms, vascular malformations, acoustic neuromas


Dr. Saphier is board-certified in neurosurgery and fellowship-trained in endovascular neurosurgery.


Paul S. Saphier, MD is a native of New Jersey and an integral member of the ANS cerebrovascular team. Dr. Saphier received his BS in Biology (Six Year Biomedical Program) from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, graduating Summa Cum Laude, then received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, ranking in the top one-third of his class. Dr. Saphier completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in their Department of Neurosurgery and was the inaugural recipient of the Kalmon D. Post resident research award. Dr. Saphier subsequently completed an additional fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he specialized in the treatment of neurovascular disorders such as intracranial aneurysms, vascular malformations, stroke, and pediatric vascular malformations.

Dr. Saphier is actively involved in clinical research and is the principal investigator of various ongoing trials. In addition, he is a published author and has written and lectured about many diverse neurosurgical procedures with a keen interest in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

In the News

Stroke Awareness

May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to spread the word about the nation’s fifth-leading cause of death.

Strokes can strike at any age: Know the signs

Commonly referred to as a ministroke, a transient ischemic attack (TIA) happens when there is a blockage, often in the form of a blood clot, that obstructs blood flow to part of the brain.

Hope after stroke

A 75-year-old patient defies odds after Dr. Paul Saphier emergently removes brain clot. Despite the high mortality rate from stroke, some patients — such as Janis Blackburn — return to normal activities.

Why the Worst Headache of Your Life Calls for Emergency Care

Rather than perform an open craniotomy, Dr. Saphier brought an advanced treatment option to the table – which he is spearheading at Overlook Medical Center – called S.E.E.I.N.G., short for Surgical Endoscopic Evacuation of Intracranial Hemorrhage with Neuro-navigational Guidance.