Roberta K. Sefcik, MD

  • PGY-7 Resident

Roberta K. Sefcik, MD, began her residency with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurosurgery in June of 2017. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011 where she pursued an interdisciplinary degree in psychology and music performance, focusing on bagpipe performance. 
She was admitted to the Humanities and Medicine Program and the Patient-Oriented Research Training and Leadership Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York where she received her medical degree and a master of science in clinical research in 2017. 
Dr. Sefcik was born and raised in Dunedin, Fla.

Dr. Sefcik's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Spine surgery; general neurosurgery.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Phi Beta Kappa Association

Education & Training

  • BA, Psychology/Music Performance, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
  • MS, Clinical research, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2017
  • MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2017

Honors & Awards

  • Distinction in Research, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2011

Selected Publications

Sefcik RK, Tonetti DA, Desai SM, Casillo SM, Lang MJ, Jadhav AP, Gross BA. Does stroke etiology influence outcome in the posterior circulation? An analysis of 107 consecutive acute basilar occlusion thrombectomiesNeurosurg Focus 51(1):E7, 2021.

Media Appearances

Trainee Spotlight
Women in Neurosurgery
July 25, 2023