Joseph Massa Piepmeier MD

Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery; Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Neurosurgery; Section Chief, Neuro-Oncology; Director, Surgical Neuro-Oncology; Clinical Research Program Leader, Brain Tumor Program, Yale Cancer Center

Specialties & Subspecialties

Gamma Knife Center, Yale-New Haven

Cancer Center, Yale: Brain Tumor Center

Neurosurgery: Neuro-Oncology

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Tennessee (1975)
  • Resident, Yale-New Haven Hospital , Neurosurgery
  • Fellow, Yale-New Haven Hospital , Neurosurgery

Patient Care

Accepts New Patients? Yes | Patient Type: Adult | Accepts referrals from patients


Clinical Interests

Neuro-oncology; acoustic neuroma; general neurosurgery; brain and spinal cord cancer; stereotactic needle biopsy; Gamma Knife radiosurgery.


Cancers Treated

Brachytherapy, Brain, Spinal Cord, Stereotactic Needle Biopsy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery


Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certified (1984)

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