North Shore-LIJ Neurosurgeons Appointed to Editorial Board of Prestigious Journal, Operative Neurosurgery

John Boockvar, MD; Amir Dehdashti, MD, and Jamie Ullman, MD who have been appointed to the editorial board of prestigious journal, Operative Neurosurgery.

MANHASSET, NYThree of North Shore-LIJ’s neurosurgeons have been appointed to the editorial board of the prestigious journal, Operative Neurosurgery.

John Boockvar, MD, director of the Brain Tumor and Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Centers at Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH); Amir R. Dehdashti, MD, FACS, director of cerebrovascular neurosurgery research at North Shore University Hospital; and, Jamie S. Ullman, MD, FACS, director of neurotrauma at North Shore University Hospital were all recently appointed to the board.

A companion publication to Neurosurgery, the journal balances the clinical and research studies by featuring the technical basis of neurosurgery, highlighting operative procedures, surgical anatomy, instrumentation, devices, technical case reports, along with using multimedia content including 2-D and 3-D videos and animations.

Dr. Boockvar will specifically help oversee the content of the journal’s tumor specialty section.  Dr. Boockvar is known for his surgical expertise in primary and metastatic brain tumors, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, spinal and peripheral nerve sheath tumors, skull base and endoscopic surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery and complex spinal disorders.

Dr. Dehdashti will help to oversee the journal’s tumor specialty section with the vascular and skull base subspecialty sections. His clinical interests include cerebrovascular surgery for aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), brainstem cavernomas, cerebral revascularization (bypass) and carotid endarterectomy; minimally invasive surgery for aneurysms, skull base tumors; endoscopic skull base surgery for pituitary tumors and selected skull base tumors, and surgery for cranial nerve disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

Dr. Ullman will help to oversee the journal’s trauma specialty section. Dr. Ullman’s clinical interests include neurosurgical critical care, traumatic brain injury and neurotrauma, in addition to other brain and spinal disorders, adult hydrocephalus and trigeminal neuralgia.

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