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Barnes-Jewish Hospital neurosurgeons offer comprehensive specialty services available at few hospitals in the nation. Surgeons include a number of regional and national experts who are active in national and international professional organizations and on editorial boards for leading scientific publications.


  • Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, Chair
    Brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, carotid stenosis, moyamoya disease, and other vascular diseases causing stroke, skull base tumors including meningiomas and acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, minimally invasive surgery including “keyhole” and endoscopic techniques
  • Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., MD, Former Chair
    Aneurysms, brain tumors, pituitary tumors, vascular malformations of the brain
  • Ian G. Dorward, MD, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
    Cervical disc replacement, cervical myelopathy, degenerative spinal disease, minimally invasive spine surgery, radiculopathy (pinched nerve), robotic-assisted spine surgery, spinal deformity, spinal stenosis, spinal tumors, spondylolisthesis
  • Joshua L. Dowling, MD
    Brain tumors, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, normal pressure hydrocephalus, surgical treatment of movement disorders/deep brain stimulation, trigeminal neuralgia/pain
  • Jacob Greenberg, MD, MSCI
    Cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy, chiari malformations, craniovertebral junction disease, minimally invasive spine surgery, revision spine surgery, robotic spine surgery, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis
  • Daniel Hafez, MD, PHD
    Artificial disc replacement, endoscopic spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery (degenerative and deformity spine), minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery, rapid recovery spine surgery, robotic / augmented reality – assisted spine surgery, spinal stenosis
  • Muhammad B. Janjua, MD
    Degenerative spinal disorders, neurosurgical oncology, neurotrauma management, management of complex spinal trauma, scoliosis correction, spinal deformity correction
  • Albert Kim, MD, PHD
    Brain metastases, chiari malformation, glioblastomas and other gliomas, hydrocephalus, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, vestibular schwannomas
  • Eric C. Leuthardt, MD
    Brain tumors requiring motor and speech mapping, brain tumors, Gamma Knife, minimally invasive laser surgery, neuro-oncology, surgical treatment of epilepsy
  • Dimitrios Mathios, MD
    Brain tumors, gliobastoma and other gliomas, ependymomas, meningiomas, intraventricular tumors, and hydrocephalus
  • Camilo A. Molina, MD
    Cervical spine deformity, cervical spine disease, degenerative spine disease, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal deformities, spinal tumors, spinal stenosis, spinal trauma
  • John Ogunlade, DO
    Brain and spinal trauma, and minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery
  • Joshua W. Osbun, MD, MS
    Aneurysm and vascular malformations, carotid artery disease, cerebrovascular surgery, dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs), giant aneurysms, interventional neuroradiology, moyamoya disease, skull base tumor surgery, thrombectomy for stroke
  • Brenton H. Pennicooke, MD, MS
    Artificial disc replacement, degenerative spine disease, minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal deformity (cervical or thoracolumbar), spinal stenosis, spinal trauma, spinal tumors/spinal oncology
  • Wilson (Zack) Ray, MD
    Cervical disc herniations, cervical deformity, minimally invasive spine surgery, nerve transfers for spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve injuries, spinal tumors/spinal oncology
  • Keith M. Rich, MD
    Brain cancer
  • Kumar Vasudevan, MD
    Degenerative disc disease, degenerative spinal disease, disc herniation, radiculopathy (pinched nerve), sciatica, scoliosis, spinal fractures, spinal stenosis, spine metastases, spine tumors, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis
  • Ananth Vellimana, MD
    Brain tumors, cavernous and arteriovenous malformations, endoscopic surgery, endovascular surgery, hydrocephalus, minimally invasive “keyhole” brain surgery, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, trigeminal neuralgia
  • Jon T. Willie, MD, PHD
    Epilepsy surgery, movement disorder surgery, psychiatric disorder surgery, obstructive and communicating hydrocephalus, spasticity treatment, minimally invasive and MRI-guided neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Sean D. McEvoy, MD
    Brain and spine tumors, brain and spine trauma, congenital malformation/variations, general pediatric neurosurgery, hydrocephalus and endoscopic surgery, spina bifida (including fetal surgery) and tethered cord, spasticity/dystonia/deep brain stimulation
  • T. S. Park, MD
    Cerebral palsy using the surgical procedure selective dorsal rhizotomy
  • Jarod Lee Roland, MD
    Arteriovenous malformations, epilepsy, chiari malformation, hemorrhagic stroke, laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT), responsive neurostimulation (RNS), stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
  • Jennifer M. Strahle, MD Interim Chief
    Brain tumors, chiari malformations, hydrocephalus, moyamoya, spina bifida, syringomyelia

For a referral to a Washington University neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call 888.230.8832.

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