Travis C. Hill, MD, PhD

Job Title
Acting Instructor

Dr. Travis Hill is a fellow in the neurosurgery spine fellowship program.  He obtained his BS in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, followed by a PhD in neuroscience at the University of California, Davis.  He then completed medical school and his neurosurgical residency at New York University. 

Clinical Interest

Minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery, complex spine surgery. 

Research Interests

Quality improvement and outcomes. 

Personal Interests

Cycling, running, surfing, and snowboarding. 


Medical Education: New York University, School of Medicine 

Residency: New York University, Department of Neurosurgery 

  1. K Zito, V Scheuss, G Knott, T Hill, K Svoboda (2009).  Rapid functional maturation of nascent dendritic spines. Neuron 61, 247 – 58. PMID 19186167 
  2. Hill TC, Zito K (2013).  LTP-induced long-term stabilization of individual nascent dendritic spines. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(2):678-86. PMID 23303946 
  3. Oh WC, Hill TC, Zito K (2013). Synapse-specific and size-dependent mechanisms of spine structural plasticity accompanying synaptic weakening. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A110(4):305-12. PMID 23269840 
  4. Hill TC, Tanweer O, Thomas C, Engler J, Shapiro M, Becske T, Huang PP (2016). Posterior spinal artery aneurysm presenting with leukocytoclastic vasculitis. J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg18(1);42-7. PMID 27114966 
  5. Golfinos JG, Hill TC, Rokosh R, Choudhry O, Shinseki M, Mansouri A, Friedmann DR, Roland JT Jr, Kondziolka D (2016). A matched cohort comparison of clinical outcomes following microsurgical resection or stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with small- and medium-sized vestibular schwannomas. J Neurosurg125(6):1472-1482. PMID 27035174 
  6. Chenaux G, Matt L, Hill TC, Kaur I, Liu XB, Kirk LM, Speca DJ, McMahon SA, Zito K, Hell JW, Díaz E (2016). Loss of SynDIG1 Reduces Excitatory Synapse Maturation But Not Formation In Vivo. eNeuro3(5). PMID 27800545 
  7. Lewis A, Sen R, Hill TC, James H, Lin J, Bhamra H, Martirosyan N, Pacione D. (2017) Antibiotic prophylaxis for subdural and subgaleal drains. J Neurosurg126(3);908-912. PMID 27257843 
  8. Hill TC, Rubin BA, Tyagi V, Theobald J, Silverberg A, Miceli M, Dugan P, Carlson C, Doyle WK. (2017) The value of diagnostic bilateral intracranial EEG in treatment resistant focal epilepsy. World Neurosurgery103:1-10. PMID 28185968 
  9. Lambert JC, Hill TC, Park DK, Culp JH, Zito K. (2017) Protracted and asynchronous accumulation of PSD95-family MAGUKs during maturation of nascent dendritic spines. Dev Neurobiol. 77(10): 1161-1174. PMID 28388013 
  10. Prabhu V, Kondziolka D, Hill TC, Benjamin C, Shinseki MS, Golfinos JG, Roland JT Jr, Fatterpekar GM. (2018) Preserved Cochlear CISS Signal is a Predictor for Hearing Preservation in Patients Treated for Vestibular Schwannoma with Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Otol Neurotol 39(5): 628-631. PMID 29561382 
  11. Lewis A, Lin J, James H, Hill TC, Sen R, Pacione D. (2018) Discontinuation of postoperative prophylactic antibiotics after noninstrumented spinal surgery: results of a quality improvement project. Neurohospitalist, 8(3): 129-134. PMID 29977443 
  12. Grobelny BT, London D, Hill TC, North E, Dugan P, Doyle WK. (2018) Betweenness centrality of intracranial electroencephalography networks and epilepsy outcome. Clin Neurophysiol, 129(9): 1804-1812. PMID 29981955 
  13. Drummond PS, Pourfar MH, Hill TC, Mogilner AY, Kondziolka DS. (2020) Subthalamic Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in Parkinson's Disease: A Cautionary Tale. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 98(2):110-117. PMID 32101861 
  14. Iyengar NS, Golub D, McQuinn MW, Hill T, Tang K, Gardner SL, Harter DH, Sen C, Staffenberg DA, Thomas K, Elkin Z, Belinsky I, William C. (2020) Orbital Rosai-Dorfman disease initially diagnosed as IgG4-related disease: a case report. Acta Neuropathol Commun 8(1):113. PMID 32682450 
  15. Navarro RE, Golub D, Hill T,  McQuinn MW, William C, Zagzag D, Hidalgo ET. (2021) Pediatric Midline H3K27M-Mutant Tumor with Disseminated Leptomeningeal Disease and Glioneuronal Features: Case Report and Literature Review. Child's Nervous System 37(7): 2347-2356. PMID 32989496 
  16. Wright K, Kim H, Hill T, Lee M, Orillac C, Mogar N, Pacione D, Agrawal N. (2022) Preoperative differentiation of hypophysitis and pituitary adenomas using a novel clinicoradiologic scoring system. Pituitary25(4):602-614. PMID 35622211