Dr David Langer Accident caused central cord syndrome in 2022, and he recalls that his initial thought upon regaining consciousness was realizing a newfound sense of power.
David J. Langer is a prominent American neurosurgeon who currently serves as the chair of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, located in New York City.
He is also a respected professor of neurosurgery and radiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
Similarly, he gained recognition for his notable appearance in the 2020 Netflix documentary series “Lenox Hill.”
Furthermore, Dr. Langer has been featured on various news programs such as CNN, Fox News, ABC News, and CBS. He has also contributed articles to esteemed publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Dr. David Langer Accident: What Happened To Neurosurgeon?
As mentioned on Facebook, Dr David Langer experienced a ski accident in 2022.
After his ski accident, he became aware that he was still breathing and found himself lying on his stomach in a Superman pose without any superpowers.
Deviating from his friends’ path while skiing made him feel physically and medically humbled by a new form of an old sensation – powerlessness.
As they skied down the slope in Colorado, he noticed a 6-foot snow berm on his way leading to a flat cat track, which are the flatter trails used by snowcats to move around a mountain.
The last thing he remembered was skiing across it, but he suddenly woke up on the ground. His neck was turned to the left, and the hard surface of the ground was pressing against his right cheek.
He saw blood next to his nose and tried to reach and stop it, but his arms were pinned behind him and wouldn’t move.
After experiencing a ski accident that caused central cord syndrome, Dr. David Langer, the chair of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and the VP of neurosurgery for Northwell’s Western Region recalls his initial thought upon regaining consciousness was realizing a newfound sense of power.
He explains that since the accident, he has let go of anxieties that weighed him down and have become more accepting of his human limitations.
The exceptional care he received during his recovery served as a reminder to prioritize the humanity of his patients.
Dr David Langer Biography: A Look At His Career
Dr David Langer started his career in neurosurgery.
In 2013, Dr. Langer was recruited by Northwell Health to establish a neurosurgery department at Lenox Hill Hospital.
He has since developed it into one of the top 50 hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. He maintains an active practice in treating spinal disease and benign brain tumors.
Langer earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania before attending the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where he earned his Medical degree in 1991.
While at the University of Pennsylvania, he worked with Kate Kariko, Ph.D. as an undergraduate medical student and neurological surgical resident.
In 2018, Dr. Langer co-founded Playback Health, a mobile platform application that allows healthcare providers to create and share structured and unstructured content with patients, families, and care teams.
Dr. Langer was featured in the 2020 Netflix docu-series Lenox Hill, which showcased his role as a neurosurgeon and chief of neurosurgery at the hospital.
Further, he also helped cover the COVID-19 unit at Lenox Hill during the pandemic and worked at the temporary hospital at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.