Neurological Surgery

Office: 6E University Health Center; 313-745-4523
Chairperson: Sandeep Mittal

The goal of the Department of Neurological Surgery is to acquaint the undergraduate medical student with the problems, both diagnostic and therapeutic, in the field of neurological surgery. This is accomplished by close affiliation with and participation in the neurosciences core curriculum of the freshman and sophomore years. Lectures, conferences and ward rounds are included in this teaching program. In the third year neurosurgical teaching program, the Department curriculum emphasizes the surgical aspects of cerebral and spinal disease and problems. Third year students are made aware of problems best handled by neurosurgical techniques during their trauma and emergency surgery rotation. Fourth year students seeking further study of neurosurgical techniques may elect programs in clinical neurological surgery and neuroscience research. Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, Sinai-Grace Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Michigan are the primary clinical facilities for undergraduate instruction by this department.

A seven-year residency training program, (includes one year of research in the laboratory or an enfolded clinical fellowship) in neurological surgery is conducted by the Department and based at the following University-affiliated hospitals: Detroit Receiving, Harper University, Sinai-Grace, and Children's. The research interests of the department are concentrated primarily in the neurological mechanisms involved in ischemic stroke, brain tumors, stereotactic and computer-assisted surgery, neuro-oncology, skull base surgery, aneurysms and AVM clinical studies, traumatic brain injury, and hydrocephalus. The Department of Neurological Surgery operates a microsurgical laboratory for residents and participates in ongoing research projects requiring training in microsurgical techniques and microsurgical anatomy. The residents also participate actively in tumor research at Karmanos Cancer Institute.

ABDULHAK, MUWAFFAK: M.D., University of Aleppo; Clinical Assistant Professor

CHEDID, MOKBEL: M.D., American University of Beirut; Clinical Assistant Professor

CONTI, ALANA: Ph.D., B.S., University of Pennsylvania; Associate Professor

DIAZ, VICKI M.: Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N., University of Florida; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

DUJOVNY, MANUEL: M.D., Universidad Nacional de Cordoba; Clinical Professor

ELISEVICH, KONSTANTIN: M.D., Ph.D., University of Western Ontario; Clinical Professor

ELTAHAWY, HAZEM A.: M.D., Ph.D., Ain Shams University; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

FESSLER, RICHARD D.: M.D., B.S., University of Michigan; Clinical Associate Professor

GATES, MARILYN: M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor

GUTHIKONDA, MURALI: M.D., B.S., Guntur Medical College; Professor (Clinician-Educator)

HAM, STEVEN D.: D.O., University of Health Sciences; M.A., B.A., University of Kansas; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

JOHNSON, ROBERT R.: M.D., B.A., West Virginia University; Clinical Associate Professor

KOLE, MAXIMILIAN: M.D., B.A., University of Michigan; Clinical Assistant Professor

MAHMOOD, ASIM: M.D., King Edward Medical College; Clinical Professor

MATHUPALA, SAROJ: Ph.D., Michigan State University; B.Sc., University of Colombo; Assistant Professor

MAZHARI, ASSADOLLAH: M.D., Gondishapour University; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)

NARAYANAN, SANDRA: M.D., B.S., University of Miami; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

PARAJULI, PRAHLAD: Ph.D., M.Phil, University of Delhi; M.Sc., University of North Bengal; Assistant Professor

ROCK, JACK: M.D., University of Miami; B.S., Tulane University; Clinical Professor

ROOSEN, NORBERT: M.D., University of Antwerp; Clinical Assistant Professor

ROSENBLUM, MARK: M.D., New York Medical College; B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Clinical Professor

ROTTER, NORMAN: M.D., Wayne State University; Clinical Assistant Professor

SEYFRIED, DONALD: M.D., Medical College of Pennsylvania; Clinical Associate Professor

SOOD, SANDEEP: M.B., B.S., All India Institute of Medical Sciences; Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)

STEELE, JOHN: M.D., Uniformed Services University; Ph.D., Wayne State University; B.S., The Citadel; Clinical Assistant Professor

VELIMIROVIC, BRATISLAV: M.D., University of Belgrade; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; Clinical Instructor