Lawrence S Chin, MD

Lawrence S Chin, MD
Appointed 08/08/11
614 Jacobsen Hall
175 Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-5513

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Neurosurgery: Brain Tumors, General Neurosurgery, Pituitary Disorders, Radiosurgery, Spine Disorders
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Neurosurgery

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Cancer Research Institute


Specialties & Certification

  • Neurological Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Spine Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Congenital and Developmental Malformations of the Nervous System
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Severe
  • Essential Tremor
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Stinger
  • Neck Strain
  • Neuralgias
  • Neuritis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped Disk or Herniated Disk
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar neuropathy


  • Adults and Children


  • Acoustic Neuroma Resection
  • Arachnoid Cyst Treatment
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak Repair
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Electrical Stimulation for Pain
  • Fracture Treatment of Spine
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Hydrocephalus Treatment
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Neurologic Evaluation
  • Neurosurgery for Pain
  • Seizure Focus Investigation
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Guided Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Surgical Options for Back Pain
  • Surgical Repair of Congenital and Developmental Lesions of the Nervous System
  • Surgical Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors
  • Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Surgical Treatment of Hydrocephalus
  • Surgical Treatment of Vascular Lesions of the Nervous System

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

11/13/14 Expert Advice: What to expect at a neurological exam

11/13/14 Doctor and patient recount spinal emergency

6/6/13 What is trigeminal neuralgia?

11/20/11 Gamma Knife Neurosurgery

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Sue Stearns in anatomy lab

Sue Stearns, PhD, is an associate professor of cell and developmental biology, and one of four faculty members who teach Gross Anatomy to first-year medical students at SUNY Upstate. Students routinely cite this course as a favorite.

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