A List of Chiari Specialists

Finding a Chiari specialist can be one of the most frustrating parts of your journey. The following is a short list of known specialists who have been recognized for treating Chiari and performing decompressions.


Dr. Anthony Martino
3 Infirmary Circle, Suite 312. 
Mobile, AL 36607
Reviews: http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-anthony-martino-2n294


Dr. Marc Ercius 
Mesa, Arizona
(480) 833-5209
Dr. Joseph M Zabramski MD 
 Phoenix, Arizona. 
Barrow Neurosurgical Assocs Ltd 
2910 North 3rd Avenue 
Phoenix, AZ 85013 
Phone: (602) 406-3181

Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/29521/Dr-Mark+S.-Ercius-MESA-AZ.html

Dr. Nicholas Theodore MD  
Barrow Neurosurgical Associates, LTD 2910 North 3rd Avenue 
Phoenix, AZ 85013 
Phone: (602) 406-3181 

Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/446079/Dr-Nicholas-Theodore-PHOENIX-AZ.html


Dr. Anthony Capocelli
Fort Smith, Arkansas
3501 West E Knight Dr  Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 709-6700

Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/873246/Dr-Anthony-Capocelli-FORT+SMITH-AR.html

Dr. Timothy Bursen

Terry Lichtor, MD 
Jonesboro Neurosurgery Clinic, Inc 
800 South Church Street, Suite 203 
Jonesboro, AR 72401 


Dr. Langston Holly
Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf
UCLA, Westwood, CA
UCLA/Santa Monica Medical Center

Paul S. Jackson, M.D., Ph.D.
Palo Alto Center
795 El Camino Real
Level 3, Lee Building
Palo Alto, California 94301
(650) 853-2919
Reviews: http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-paul-jackson-39qbc

Dr. Jorge Lazareff, MD
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
200 Medical Plaza, Suites 140
Peter Morton Medical Build
Los Angeles, CA
(310)794-7700 Patient appoint.
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/27293/Dr-Jorge-Lazareff-LOS+ANGELES-CA.html

Dr. Sam Ciricillo
Sutter Neuroscience in Sacramento
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/96344/Dr-Samuel-Ciricillo-SACRAMENTO-CA.html


Dr. Judith Gorelick
Connecticut Neurosurgery PC
330 Orchard St, #316
New Haven, CT
(203) 781-3400


Dr. John Oro
Chiari Care Center
Aurora, Colorado
Reviewse: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/869236/Dr-John-Oro-AURORA-CO.html


Dr. Jeffrey W. Campbell
DuPont Children’s Hospital
Wilmington, Delaware
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/97890/Dr-Jeffrey+W.-Campbell-WILMINGTON-DE.html

Dr. Benjamin Warf
DuPont Children’s Hospital
Wilmington, Delaware


Dr. Balis
Dr Lewis
3000 Flecther Ave.
Tampa, FL
(813) 977-3776

Dr. Ryan Trombly 

Eric R Trumble, MD Director of Congenital Neurosurgery Walt Disney Pavilion at the Clinical Professor at UCF, FSU, & NOVA-SE   
615 E Princeton St  Suite 540 Orlando, FL  32803 
(407) 236-0006 Fax (407) 236-0007 



Dr.  Vidyadhar Chitale
Marietta, GA


Dr. Todd Alexander
Ste 210
1235 North Mulford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107-0077

Dr. Frim
Chicago, IL
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/27305/Dr-David-Frim-BURR+RIDGE-IL.html

Dr. Merle Diamond
Diamond Headache Clinic
Chicago, Illinois
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/472101/Dr-Merle-Diamond-CHICAGO-IL.html


Dr Arnold Menzes
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/80469/Dr-Arnold-Menezes-IOWA+CITY-IA.html


Dr. Ondrej Choutka
King's Daughters Medical Center – Neurosurgical Specialties 
Medical Plaza B 
613 23rd Street - Suite G20 
Ashland, Kentucky 41101 United States

Dr. Todd Shanks 
Norton Neurosurgical Institute of KY 
210 East Gray Street Suite 1105 
Louisville, KY 40202 
(502) 394-6390 



Scott W. Soleau, M.D.
The NeuroMedical Center Clinic
10101 Park Rowe Avenue
3rd Floor
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810
Phone: (225) 768-2050

Marcus L. Ware, M.D., Ph.D. 
Medical Director for Neurosurgical Oncology 
Department of Neurosurgery 
Ochsner Medical Center 
1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121


Dr. Fraser Henderson - Neurosurgeon (chiari and spine specialist)
Spine Team Maryland
8116 Good Luck Road, Suite 205
Lanham, MD  20706
(also has an office in Bethesda, MD
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/323254/Dr-Fraser-Henderson-Washington-DC.html

Dr. Powers
Bethesda, MD


Dr William Butler
Mass General Hospital
Boston, MA

15 Parkman St # 331  Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-3801

Jean-Valery Coumans, MD
Mass General Hospital
15 Parkman St.
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 1-617-726-3511
Fax: 1-617-643-4115

Dr. Carl Heilman NS
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/889042/Dr-Carl-Heilman-BOSTON-MA.html

Dr. Curry 
Mass General Hospital


Dr Lynn Hedeman
Great Lakes Neurosurgical Assoc.
414 Plymouth NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Dr. Karin Muraszko
C.S. Motts Childrens Hospital
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/866599/Dr-Karin-Muraszko-ANN+ARBOR-MI.html

DR Richard Veyna  
Head and Spine Institue of MI
West Bloomfield, MI


Dr. Mahmoud Nagib
Neurosurgical Associates
913 East 26th Street
305 Piper Building
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Phone 612-871-7278
Fax 612-863-8531 
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/129431/Dr-Mahmoud+G.-Nagib-MINNEAPOLIS-MN.html


The Chiari Institute
Great Neck, New York
(516) 570-4400
(516) 394-8350
· Dr. Paolo Bolgnese
· Dr. Salvitore Insinga
· Dr. Rohit Verma
· Dr. Misao Nishikawa
· Dr. Roger Kula
· Dr. Sol Mora
· Dr. Amit Shelat
· Dr. L. Thierry Remy
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/5655/Dr-Paolo-Bolognese-GREAT+NECK-NY.html

Dr. Gregory W. Canute
Dept. of Neurosurgery
725 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, New York
(315) 464-55133
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/439267/Dr-Gregory-Canute-SYRACUSE-NY.html

Drs James Greenspan and Fred Scialabba
North Country Neurosurgical
454 Glen St
Glens Falls NY
(518) -793-8160

Dr Chanland Roonprapunt (formerly of The Chiari Institute)
Spine Institute of New York
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/49609/Dr-Chanland-Roonprapunt-New+York-NY.html

Dr. Matthew Adamo 
Albany Medical Center 
47 New Scotland Avenue, MC 10 
Physicians Pavilion, 1st Floor 
Albany, NY 12208 
Tel.   (518) 262-5088       
Fax.   (518) 262-5400



Gerald A. Grant, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Appointment Telephone: 919-684-5013
Office Telephone: 919-684-5013
Fax Telephone: 919-684-8274
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/873172/Dr-Gerald-Grant-Durham-NC.html

Michael J. Rosner, MD, FACS, FCCM
Neurological Surgery
80 Doctors Drive, Suite 4,
Hendersonville, NC 28792-720


Dr. Lisa Lystad-Opthalmologist
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH 44195

Dr. Michael Mervert
14519 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, Ohio

Daniel M. Prevedello, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery Program
Department of Neurosurgery
N-1011 Doan Hall
410 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1240

Dr. John M. Tew, Jr.
Mayfield Clinic Chiari Center
Unv Medical Arts Bldg.
222 Piedmont Ave, Suite 3100
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Dr David Adler
Emanuel and Providence
Colunbia Neurosurgical Assoc.
1040 Northwest 22 nd Ave.
Portland, OR

Dr. Bejani
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburg, PA
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/869458/Dr-Ghassan-Bejjani-Pittsburgh-PA.html

Dr Gardner
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Pittsburgh PA
Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/556309/Dr-Paul+A.-Gardner-PITTSBURGH-PA.html

Dr. Alfred Bowles Jr. MD, FICS
Director of the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute
Johnstown, PA

Dr Raymond Sekula
Erie Pa at UPMC Hamot 
Reviews: http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Raymond_Sekula


Deus j Cielo, M.D.                         
Neurosurgery foundation, Inc. 
55 Claverick street suite 100 
Providence, RI 02903 
Tel# 401 490 4163


Dr. Ralph Reeder
Sioux City, South Dakota


Dr. Stephanie Einhaus
Semmes Murphy Clinic
Mephis, TN

Dr. Carl Hampf
Baptist Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee
(615) 327-9543

Dr Reid Thompson
Vanderbilt Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Cheng
Vanderbilt Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Samuel Hunter
Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Jeremy Denning
Dr. Richard Jackson
Dallas Neurosurgical and Spine Associates
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas,
Professional Building III,
Suite 220,
8230 Walnut Hill Lane,
Dallas, Texas 75231
Phone: 214-750-364

Victor Kareh, MD
Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway
Suite 230
Cypress, TX 77429

Gulf Coast Brain & Spine Institue
Dr. Peter J. Yeh, MD, FACS
Board Certified Neurological Surgeon
6565 West Loop South, Ste. 450
Houston, TX  77401
713.661.5535 fax

Dr. Rob Parrish 
Houston Texas

Dr. Rajesh Bindal 
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital 
Medical Office Building 3 
16605 S.W. Freeway, Suite 285 
Sugar Land, Tx 

Reviews: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/236925/Dr-Rajesh-Bindal-SUGAR+LAND-TX.html

Dr. Ian Butler
Houston, TX
Reviews: http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-ian-butler-xj6bx

Dr Marcella Madera
Austin Brain and Spine
801 W. 38th Street, Ste 400
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 306-1323
Fax: (512) 306-1142


Dr. Edward Oldfield
University of  Virginia
434-982-3591 or toll-free 800-650-2650
Healthgrade page:: http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-edward-oldfield-2yhgt


Dr. Rammy Gold
Parkersburg, West Virginia


Dr. Buchwald
Dr. Maravilla
Dr. Ellenbogen
Ninth & Jefferson Bldg
908 Jefferson St 5th floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Dr. Gregory Foltz
Swedish Hospital
Seattle, WA


Dr. Dan Heffez
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr. Bermans J. Iskandar MD
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792-0001

Dr. Eduardo J Perez 
Luther Hospital Neuro Science 1400 Bellinger Street 
Eau Claire, WI 54703 


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  6. Where did you get this list from? Just curious if it is credible or not. I live in San Antonio, Texas and am having a difficult time finding somebody with experience. I see that there is a doctor in Austin on the list which is only like an hour drive for us. Totally worth it if she knows what she is doing and has performed many of these surgeries before.

  7. Where did you get this list from? Just curious if it is credible or not. I live in San Antonio, Texas and am having a difficult time finding somebody with experience. I see that there is a doctor in Austin on the list which is only like an hour drive for us. Totally worth it if she knows what she is doing and has performed many of these surgeries before.

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  8. Dr. Martino is a neurosurgeon. Doesn't see patients. I actually just called his office :(

  9. Dr. Martino is a neurosurgeon. Doesn't see patients. I actually just called his office :(

  10. Dr Bolognese is no longer with the Chiari Institute. He is at the Chiari Neurosurgical Center, Suite 108, 1991 Marcus Ave., Lake Success, NY 11042 516-321-2586 www.chiarinsc.com

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