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Neurosurgery

The Neurosurgery Clinic provides neurosurgery outpatient care in the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health.  Patients who require neurosurgical operations are usually seen first in the Neurosurgery Clinic before being admitted later to the Clinical Center as inpatients.  After surgery, follow-up care is again provided in the Neurosurgery Clinic.  All patients in the clinic receive outstanding care and participate in at least 1 research study.  The Neurosurgery Clinic evaluates patients with brain tumors including gliomas and glioblastomas, spine tumors, tumors of the peripheral nervous systems, Epilepsy, Cushing's disease and other pituitary tumors, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), von Hippel Lindau (VHL) disease, syringomyelia/Chiari malformation, cancer pain, and other neurosurgical conditions.  Patients undergo tests, medical treatment, and/or surgical operations to help diagnose and treat their conditions. The study and treatment of patients with central and peripheral nervous system tumors provides a vast array of clinical, imaging, laboratory, and pathologic information that can be analyzed scientifically to better understand tumor biology, therapeutic targets, and optimal timing of treatment.  The clinic facilitates the conduct of clinical studies that evaluate innovative diagnostic techniques and new treatments that may lead to improved care of patients with neurosurgical conditions, including those with rare diseases and nervous system tumors.

If you are a patient interested in neurosurgical treatment and participating in one of our research studies, please contact:

Surgical Neurology Branch
Building 10, Room 3D20
Bethesda, MD 20892-1414
Phone: 301-496-2921
Fax: 301-480-1615
E-mail: snbrecruiting@nih.gov

OR

Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office toll-free at:
1-800-411-1222
TTY: 1-866-411-1010

Neurosurgery Care Providers at NIH:

Physicians


 
John D. Heiss, M.D. Kareem  Prashant Chittiboina, M.D., M.P.H.
John D. Heiss, M.D.
Chair, Surgical Neurology Branch
Kareem A. Zaghloul, M.D., Ph.D.
Tenure-Track Investigator
Prashant Chittiboina, M.D., MPH
Assistant Clinical Investigator

Fredric Cantor, M.D.
            Edjah Nduom, M.D.
             
Fredric Cantor, M.D.
Adjunct Investigator
Edjah Nduom, M.D.
Staff Clinician
 

Research Nurses


Gretchen Scott Sarah Benzo
Gretchen Scott, BSN., RN Sarah Benzo, BSN, RN

Nurse Practitioners

Christi Hayes
Christi Hayes, CRNP
Nurse Practioner

Coordinators

Rovella Hyman
Rovella Hyman
Patient Care Coordinator

Studies within the Surgical Neurology Branch:

Brain Tumors, Pituitary Tumors, and Tumors of the Peripheral Nervous System
03-N-0164:  Evaluation and Treatment of Neurosurgical Disorders
12-N-0007:  CRH stimulation on 18F-fludeoxyglucose high-resolution positron-emission tomography in Cushing's Disease
16-N-0041:  Tumor Related Epilepsy

Epilepsy

11-N-0051:  Surgery as a Treatment for Medically Intractable Epilepsy
02-N-0014:  Research Study of Specimens Obtained During Epilepsy Surgery

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

12-N-0137:  A Phase 1 Dose Escalation Study of Convection Enhances Delivery (CED) of AAV2-GDNF in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease
11-N-0211:   DBS Surgery for Movement Disorders

Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2)

08-N-0044:   A Prospective Natural History Study of Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2)

von Hippel Lindau (VHL)

00-N-0140:   A Prospective Natural History Study of von Hippel Lindau (VHL) Patients w/ CNS Hemangioblastomas
14-N-0067:   Pilot study of the effect of Vorinostat on CNS Hemangioblastomas in von Hippel

Syringomyelia/Chiari

10-N-0143:   A Prospective Natural History Study of Patients with Syringomyelia
00-N-0089:   Genetic Analysis of Arnold Chiari Malformation

Cancer Pain

15-N-0175:   A Multicenter, Open-Label, Phase 1b Safety and Efficacy Trial of Periganglionic Resiniferatoxin (RTX) for the Treatment of Cancer-induced bone pain
09-N-0039:   A Phase I Study of Intrathecal Resiniferatoxin (RTX) for Cancer Pain

For more information on Neurosurgery:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/disorder_index.htm

Related Links:

The eligibility requirements and inclusion/exclusion criteria for all of our clinical trials are available on www.clinicaltrials.gov.