Chiari Connection International

Recommended Chiari Doctors

Neurosurgeons are listed by state. Other "support" doctors that may be needed in continuation of care are listed under the " *********" line and are also listed by state. A * indicates a doctor that has been recommended by group members and/or the Chiari commuity as having expertise in the Chiari field. Please read Chiari Connection International's doctor disclaimer before continuing.

Contacts are provided for some doctors listed here, they are shown after the doctors information and will say "Contact Me". These Contacts are from people that have current experience with that particular doctor, and are willing to share it with you. Just click to email them and ask questions regarding their experience. This experience may be positive or negative. These are NOT CONTACTS to the individual Doctor's offices.

* Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf
Box 956901
Los Angeles 90095-6901
(ph) 310.825.5079

* Edward C. Benzel, MD
Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Tel: (216) 445-5514

* The Chiari Institute
Dr. Paolo A. Bolognese, M.D.
Dr. Salvatore Insinga, D.O.
Et al
865 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: (516) 570-4400
Fax: (516) 570-4444
The Chiari Institute Website

* Dr. Richard G. Ellenbogen
Neurological Surgery

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
4800 Snad Point Way N.E.
P.O. Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98105-0371
Phone: 206-987-2323

Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue
Box 359766
Seattle, WA 98104

* Dr. David Frim
University of Chicago Children's Hospital
Pediatric Neurosurgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Office Phone: (773) 702-2475
Office Fax: (773) 702-5234

* Dr. Arnold Menezes
University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone 319-356-1616

* Dr. Edward Oldfield
Surgical Neurology Branch
Building 10, Room 5D37
Bethesda, MD 20892-1414

* Dr. Michael Rosner
80 Doctors Drive Suite 4.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Dr. Rosner Website

* Dr. R. Michael Scott
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
* Dr. Menezes
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 356-2768 (Office)
(319) 353-6605 (Fax)

* Dr. Heger
Georgia Regents University/ Medical College of Georgia
Children's Hospital of Georgia
Department of Neurosurgery
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912
706-721-9386 (phone)
706-721-0555 (fax)

Doctor List by State


Dr. Sam Banner
Nathaneal Medical Center
1435 W. Main St.
Dothan, Alabama
Also deals with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
Pam Holmes: Contact Me

Dr. Kenneth Brown
Dothan Pediatrics
126 Clinic Rd.
Dothan, Alabama
Pam Holmes: Contact Me





Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf
Box 956901
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6901
Phone: 310-825-5079

Renatta Osterdock, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Sarah Roddy, MD, Neurology
Edward Elmendorf, MD, Pediatrician
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(800) 872-1212
Leslie: Contact Me

Moise Danielpour, MD, Peds NS
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Maxine Dunitz Neuosurgical Institute
8631 W. Third St., Suite 800 E, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 310-423-7900
Leslie: Contact Me

Fauzy Mahomar, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente
1505 North Edgemont
Los Angeles, Ca. 90027


Dr. John Oro
1444 S. Potomac St. Suite 170
Aurora, CO 80012
Phone 303-481-0035
Fax 303-752-5240
Chiari Care--The Chiari Treatment Center




Dr. Barth Green, Neurosurgery
The Spine Institute
University of Miami Hospital Clinic (UMHC)
1475 N.W. 12th Ave
Miami FL 33136
Phone: (305)-243-6946 or 1-800-996-3783
For online appointments or more information:

Dr. Eric Trumble
22 Lake Beauty Dr. Suite 204
Orlando, Fl
(407) 236-0006
Fax (407) 236-0007
Kristin: Contact Me:

Family Doctor:
Dr. Crouch
2630 Bobcat Village Center Road
North Port, Florida 34288


Dr. Seshadri, MD
2841 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, Fl 33952
Phone: 941-627-5151


Dr Li, MD
4161 Tamiami Trail, Suite 201
Port Charlotte, Fl 33952





Dr. George R. Cybulski
Wesley Pavilion Ste 930
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.908.2731







Dr. Heiss
Surgical Neurology Branch
Building 10, Room 5D37
Bethesda, MD 20892-1414

Dr. Jon Weingart
John Hopkins Hospital
601 North Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD
Phone: 410-614-3052

Dr. Fraser Henderson
7830 Old Georgetown Rd Suite C15
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 654-9390
Dr. Henderson Website
Kathleen: Contact Me


Dr. Clare Francomano
Evelyn Nichols, Manager
Harvey Institute for Human Genetics
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
701 N. Charles Street, Suite 2326
Baltimore MD 21204
Phone: 443-849-3131
Fax: 443-849-2919
Dr. Clare Francomano Website
Candice Dixon: Contact Me

Primary Care:

Dr. Erica Hwang
8120 Woodmont Ave.,#320
Bethesda, MD
301-656-4010 office
301-654-2319 fax


Dr. Gordon Raphael
4915 Auburn Ave # 202
Bethesda, MD
Phone: 301-907-3442


Dr. R Michael Scott
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Erica: Contact Me


Eye Doctor:

Dr. Ali
Fall River, Massachusetts
Phone: 508-679-0353
Linda: Contact Me

Pediatric Urology:

Dr. Carlos Estrada
Children's Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Hunnewell 3
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-355-3338
Linda: Contact Me


Dr. Brian Groden
81 R Hawthorn Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Phone: 508-961-2403
Linda: Contact Me


Dr. Satish Krishnamurthy
Neurosurgeon with Pediatric Specialty
Detroit, MI
Becky: Contact Me

Dr. Steven Ham
3901 Beaubien, 2nd Floor
Detroit, MI 48442
Phone: 313-833-4490 Michael and Dawn Daniels: Contact Me

Dr. Holly Gilmer
Michigan Head n Spine Institute
(877) 784-3667


Dr. Mary Dunn
Allina Health System
Allina Commons at Midtown Exchange
2925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407
United Neurosurgery Associates






New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Dr. Neil Feldstein
Department of Neurological Surgery
Neurological Institute
710 West 168 Street
New York, New York 10032
Phone: (212) 305-1396

Dr. Abbott
The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
15 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467-2940
Phone: 718-920-8512

Dr. Michael DeAngelis
8 Medical Plaza
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Phone: (516) 674-7074
Jen: Contact Me

Dr. Fred P. Scialabba
North Country Neurosurgical
454 Glen St # 2
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: (518) 793-8160

* The Chiari Institute
Dr. Paolo A. Bolognese, M.D.
Dr. Salvatore Insinga, D.O.
Et al
865 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: (516) 570-4400
Fax: (516) 570-4444
The Chiari Institute Website

Dr. Chan Roonprapunt, MD, PhD
Spine Institute of New York
Beth Israel Medical Center
10 Union Square East, Suite 5P
New York, NY 1000
Phone: (212) 523-6720
Fax: (212) 844-8681


Orthopedic Pediatrician
Dr. Stephen Albanese
Syracuse, NY
Becky: Contact Me

North Carolina

* Dr. Michael Rosner
80 Doctors Drive Suite 4
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: 828-684-1076
Dr. Rosner Website

North Dakota


Dr. Brad Tinkle, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati ,OH


1001 S. Western Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
1616 S. Kelly Ave.
Edmond, OK 73013
Phone: (405) 692-3700
Jessica: Contact Me

Timothy B. Mapstone, M.D.
1000 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Suite 400
OKC, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-4912

Bradley K. Farris M.D.
1000 N. Lincoln, Suite 390
OKC, OK 73104
Appts. (405)271-1091 or


Pain Management:
Donald Adams
6205 N. Santa Fe Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
1616 S. Kelly
Edmond, OK 73003
(405) 427-6776
Jessica: Contact Me


Goff Darren, M.D.
4140 West Memorial Road Suite 215
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Phone: 405-242-4030
Holly: Contact Me

New Neurologist:

Edmond Clinic
105 S. Bryant Ste. 305
Edmond, OK 73034
Phone: (405) 330-8641
Jessica: Contact Me

Ear, Nose, Throat:

Gisela Wagner
OU medical Center
NE 10th St. Ste. 4200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone:(405) 271-7559



Medford Neurological and Spine
David Walker, MD
2900 State St.
Medford, OR 97504
Phone: (541) 779-1672 Christa: Contact Me
Pediatric Medicine:

Deborah K Purcell, MD
9555 SW Barnes Rd Ste 270
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 297-1025
Charnel: Contact Me


Dr Ghassan K Bejjani
Greater Pittsburgh Neurosurgical Associates-UPMC
Aiken Professional building, Suite 311
532 South Aiken Avenue
Pittsburgh PA, 15232
Phone: 412-623-6910
Fax: 412-623-6911

Dr. Zager-Neurosurgeon
University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Shannon: Contact Me


Dr. Chabbria

East Stroudsburg, PA
Shannon: Contact Me Allegheny Endocrinology:

Patricia Mareda, CNP
Dr Murray Gordon
420 East North Avenue
East Wing, Suite 205
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4746
Leslie Carlins: Contact me


Edward Bedrick
Philadelphia., PA
(215) 742-0712
Michelle: Contact Me

Internal Medicine:

Sorathia Iqbal, MD
6649 Chrisphalt Drive, Suite 101
Bath, PA 18014
(610) 267-0999
Leslie: Contact Mr

Internal Medicine:

Sorathia Iqbal, MD
6649 Chrisphalt Drive, Suite 101
Bath, PA 18014
Phone: (610) 267-0999
Leslie: Contact Me


Dr. Kirit Kathari
Stroudsburg, PA
Shannon: Contact Me

Pain Management:

Michelle Smith, PA-C
Valley Pain Specialists
Bethlehem, PA
(610) 954-9040
Denise: Contact Me

PCP Nazareth Family Practice:

Ann Brotzman, MD
305 W North St.
Nazareth, PA 18064
Phone: 610-759-2208

Rhode Island

Neurology Psych Testing:

Dr. Karen Holler
Providence, Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Dr. Ralph Reeder Neurosurgeon
575 Sioux Point Rd.
Dakota Dunes, SD 57049
(605) 217-2667


Dr. Timothy Strait
1010 E. 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN
Phone: 423-265-2233
Ronnie: Contact Me


Dr. Chien
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Ronnie: Contact Me


Pediatric Neurosurgery:

Medical Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Center of Central Texas at Dell Children's Hospital
Dr. Timothy George
1301 Barbara Jordan Blvd
Suite 307
Austin, TX 78723
Phone: 512-324-0907
Fax: 512-324-0642
Kathy: Contact Me

Richard Stovall
2200 Park Bend Dr. Bldg 2-201
Austin, Texas 78758
Phone: 512-835-8100
Donna: Contact Me




Dr. Stuart Stark The Neurology & Headache Treatment Center
4660 Kenmore Avenue, Suite 900
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703.212.0700
Fax: 703.212.0705 Patient Recommended Contact Information: Contact Me


Washington D.C.

Dr. Fraser Henderson
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC)
Seventh Floor, Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 444-4972

West Virginia


Dr. Bermans J. Iskandar
UW Hospital and Clinics - Neurosurgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
Phone: 608-263-7502

Dan S Heffez, MD FRCS
Milwaukee Neurological Institute
2350 W. Villard Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53209
Phone: (414) 438 6500
Fax: (414) 4386707
Contact Me


Nathan J. Rudin, M.D.
Medical Director, Pain Treatment and Research Center
Associate Professor (CHS), Rehabilitation Medicine
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
5249 East Terrace Drive, MC 9950
Madison, WI 53718-8339
(608) 265-1257 - Fax (608) 263-0135
Doctor: Contact Me
Jeanne: Contact Me


International Doctors

Hunn A W M Dr
Neuro Surgeon - Montagu House
49 Augusta Rd LENAH VALLEY
Telephone 6228 6966
Tasmania, Australia

Dr. Tator
Toronto Western Hospital
West Wing Room 433-4W
399 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2S8
Phone:(416) 603-5889
Note: He is no longer performing surgery but is seeing people for consultations

R. L. Macdonald, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS Head, Division of Neurosurgery
St. Michael''s Hospital Keenan Endowed Chair in Surgery
30 Bond St., 3 Bond Wing Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
Tel: 416 864-5452 Fax: 416 864-5634

Liu Yong WJ
General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces
Beijing, China
Mr.. Graham Flint
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Birmingham Neuroscience Centre
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TH
Phone: +4401216978254

Prof. Marcus Stoodley
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of New South Wales
Neurosurgeon, Prince of Wales Hospital & Sydney Children's Hospital
Suite 41, Level 8 193 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 200
Phone 02 9223 6500

Dr. P. Govender, MD
303- 3320 Richter Street
Kelowna , B.C. V1W 4V5
Phone: 250-763-2999

R. L. Macdonald, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS Head, Division of Neurosurgery
St. Michael''s Hospital Keenan Endowed Chair in Surgery
30 Bond St., 3 Bond Wing Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
Phone: 416 864-5452 Fax: 416 864-5634
Contact: Contact Me

Dr. Takeshi Abe
Department of Neurosurgery
Jikei University
Tokyo, Japan
Website for Dr. Abe