Dr. Hanna N. Algattas

Hanna N. Algattas, MD

Dr. Hanna Algattas is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo Medical School who joined the UBNS team in 2023.  He specializes in complex open and endoscopic treatments of skull base and pituitary disease, neuro-oncology, and minimally invasive cranial surgery.  He has additional interests in neurotrauma, degenerative spine disease, traumatic brain/spinal cord injury, and concussions.  

After completing his undergraduate training at Colgate University with a degree in Cellular Neuroscience, he then received his medical degree from the University of Rochester Medical Center and completed his residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Dr. Algattas then completed fellowship training in open and endoscopic skull base surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Gardner at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – an internationally renowned institution in skull base surgery and known for the advent of the expanded endonasal approach for minimally invasive removal of skull base tumors.

Dr. Algattas also completed a Sports Neurosurgery Fellowship, the first developed in the nation, under the mentorship of Drs. Joseph Maroon, Vincent Miele, and David Okonkwo. During his time at the University of Pittsburgh, he was awarded the inaugural Aequanimitas Award as recognition for his humility, compassion, and excellent care of patients.

He sees patients at our Comprehensive Neuroscience Center in Williamsville, and performs surgeries at Gates Vascular Institute/Buffalo General Medical Center, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), and the Atlas Surgery Center (ASC).

Dr. Algattas is a native of Syracuse, NY.

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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

UBNS (University at Buffalo Neurosurgery)

Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

40 George Karl Blvd.
Suite 100
Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: 716.218.1000

Fax: 716.626.1908; 716.626.1491; 716-633-2679;

Erie County Medical Center

462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: 716-898-6300

Fax: 716-898-4810

Gates Vascular Institute

875 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716.218.1000


Undergraduate Program

BA at Colgate University majoring in Cellular Neuroscience

Medical School

University of Rochester Medical Center


Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Open and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery,
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Sports Neurosurgery Fellowship

Board Certification

Board Eligible – American Board of Neurological Surgery

Clinical Expertise & Interests

  • Open/Endoscopic Skull Base and Pituitary Disease
  • Cranial and Spinal Neuro-oncology
  • Neurotrauma
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Traumatic Brain/Spinal Cord Injury, Concussion

Dr. Algattas also has several research interests, including:

  • Cranial Base Anatomy
  • Open/Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniocervical Junction Disease
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury/CTE

Some of his notable publications include:

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