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Joseph Piepmeier, MD, FAANS

Nixdorff-German Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery

Contact Information

Joseph Piepmeier, MD, FAANS

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Neurosurgery

    PO Box 208082

    New Haven, CT 06520-8082

    United States



Dr. Joseph M. Piepmeier serves as the Chief of the Section of Surgical Neuro-oncology and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Neurosurgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his M.D. from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training in neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine and joined the neurosurgery faculty in 1982. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. The primary focus of Dr. Piepmeier's clinical and laboratory work is neuro-oncology.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Tennessee (1975)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellow
    Yale-New Haven Hospital


  • Board Certification
    AB of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery (1984)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2016Connecticut Magazine2016
Connecticut Magazine Top Docs 2015Connecticut Magazine2015
Altman Memorial LectureU Penn2008
PresidentNeurosurgical Society of America2007, 2008
Bittner Award Lecture AANS2007
PresidentConnecticut Neurosurgical Society2005
Honorary Master of Arts Yale University
Alpha Omega Alpha

Professional Service

AANSEmerging Technology Committee 2009 - Present
B*CURED FoundationMedical Advisory Board2008 - Present
YNHHSmilow Cancer Hospital Campaign2007 - 2010
Goldhirsch FoundationScientific review committee2002 - 2005

Departments & Organizations