Chief Emeritus, Division of Neurosurgery
Attending Physician
Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Hydrocephalus; Neural tube defects (spina bifida); Brain and spinal cord tumors; Craniosynostosis; Craniofacial anomalies; Chiari malformations; Arachnoid cysts; Brain and spinal cord trauma;Vascular malformations


Medical School: 

University of Miami School of Medicine


University of California/Los Angeles; Surgical Internship


Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Pediatric Residency;Children's Hospital Medical Center, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, Neurosurgery Residency


University College London, London, England, Postdoctorate Fellow, Physiology



American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery and American Board of Neurological Surgery

Professional Memberships: 

American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons; American Academy of Pediatrics; Society of Neurological Surgeons; Int'l Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons; American Association of Neurologic Surgeons; Congress of Neurological Surgeons; American Academy of Neurological Surgeons; American College of Surgeons

Research Interests: 

Physiology of cerebrospinal fluid; Pathophysiology of hydrocephalus; Mechanisms of transport at the blood-brain barrier; Multiple clinical investigations of pediatric neurosurgical problems

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