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Meet the Neurosurgeons

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For additional information on our neurological surgeons, please click on the physician’s name below.

Robert M. Friedlander, MD
Chairman, Walter E. Dandy Endowed Professor of Neurological Surgery
Neurovascular Surgery, Neuro-Oncology

Taylor Abel, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Surgical Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program
Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation

Nduka M. Amankulor, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Associate Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
Neuro-Oncology, Spine Oncology

J. Brad Bellotte, MD
Chief of Neurosurgery
Great Lakes Neurosurgery and Neurointervention

Neurosurgical and Spine Trauma, Brain and Spine Surgery

Gregory N. Bowden, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery

William Diefenbach, MD
Neurosurgeon
Great Lakes Neurosurgery and Neurointervention

Brain Tumors, Neurosurgical and Spine Trauma

Matt El-Kadi, MD, PhD, FACS
Clinical Professor, Vice Chairman
Neurological Surgery
Chief of Neurosurgery,
UPMC Passavant
Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Salem El-Zuway, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor or Neurological Surgery
Cranial Neurotrauma, Neuro-Oncology, Spine Surgery

Chikezie I. Eseonu, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Gliomas, Pituitary Adenomas, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Awake Craniotomy

Paul A. Gardner, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director,
Center for Skull Base Surgery
Minimally Invasive and Skull Base Surgery, Brain Tumors, Neurovascular Surgery

Peter C. Gerszten, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Percutaneous Spine Service

Spine Radiosurgery, Spine Oncology

Stephanie Greene, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neurovascular Surgery

Bradley A. Gross, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Neuroendoport® Surgery Program, Adult Neurosurgical Oncology

Kojo Hamilton, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Brain and Spine Trauma, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Brian Jankowitz, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Neurovascular Surgery

Adam S. Kanter, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Program
Co-director, Spine Biomechanics Research Laboratory

Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

David L. Kaufmann, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Spine Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neurovascular Surgery

L. Dade Lunsford, MD
Lars Leksell Professor and Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery
Director, Residency Training Program

Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery, Neuro-Oncology

Joseph C. Maroon, MD
Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience
Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery

Spine Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Sports Medicine

Nnenna Mbabuike, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and Comprehensive Stroke Program, UPMC Altoona

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Acute Stroke Intervention

Vincent J. Miele, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Spinal Disorders, Spine Tumors, Sports Medicine

Edward A. Monaco III, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
General Neurosurgery, Stereotactic Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology

John J. Moossy, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Center for Pain Management
Chief of Neurosurgery, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Pain Management, Spine Surgery

Ajay Niranjan, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director of Radiosurgery Research
Stereotactic Radiosurgery

David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Clinical Director, Brain Trauma Research Center
Director, Neurotrauma Program
Director, Spinal Deformity Program

Spine Surgery, Neurosurgical Trauma

Ian F. Pollack, MD
Walter E. Dandy Professor of Neurological Surgery
Vice Chairman of Academic Affairs
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Co-director, Neurosurgical Oncology

Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology

R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Program
Director, Brain Modulation Laboratory
Adult Epilepsy Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Michael J. Rutigliano, MD, MBA
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Westmoreland County Community Neurosurgery
Chief of Neurosurgery, Latrobe and Westmoreland Hospitals

Spine Surgery, Brain Tumors

Robert J. Schlegel Jr., MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
General Neurosurgery

Raymond F. Sekula Jr., MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Cranial Nerve Disorders Program
Cranial Nerve Disorders, Brain Tumors

Carl Snyderman, MD
Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery
Director, Center for Skull Base Surgery
Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery

Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Bioengineering
Pediatric Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery

Daniel A. Wecht, MD, MSc, FACS
Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery
Chief of Neurosurgery, UPMC St. Margaret
Chief of Neurosurgery, UPMC McKeesport
Spine Surgery, Neurovascular Surgery, Neuro-Oncology

Monte S. Weinberger, MD  
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Degenerative spinal disorders and brain tumors

David S. Zorub, MD, MS
Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Neuro Intensive Care, UPMC Shadyside
Brain and pituitary tumors, cranial nerve disorders, spine and peripheral nerve surgery


Neuroendoport® Surgery
This animation illustrates the removal of a metastasis using the Neuroendoport technique.


Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Offers Hope


Adult Epilepsy Surgery
Dr. Mark Richardson discusses the benefits of epilepsy surgery for adult patients.


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