Neurosurgery Clinic

The Neurosurgery Clinic provides neurosurgery outpatient care in the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health.  Patients who require neurosurgical operations are usually seen first in the Neurosurgery Clinic before being admitted later to the Clinical Center as inpatients.  After surgery, follow-up care is again provided in the Neurosurgery Clinic.  All patients in the clinic receive outstanding care and participate in at least 1 research study. 

The Neurosurgery Clinic evaluates patients with brain tumors including gliomas and glioblastomas, spine tumors, tumors of the peripheral nervous systems, Epilepsy, Cushing's disease and other pituitary tumors, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), von Hippel Lindau (VHL) disease, syringomyelia/Chiari malformation, cancer pain, and other neurosurgical conditions.  Patients undergo tests, medical treatment, and/or surgical operations to help diagnose and treat their conditions. The study and treatment of patients with central and peripheral nervous system tumors provides a vast array of clinical, imaging, laboratory, and pathologic information that can be analyzed scientifically to better understand tumor biology, therapeutic targets, and optimal timing of treatment.  The clinic facilitates the conduct of clinical studies that evaluate innovative diagnostic techniques and new treatments that may lead to improved care of patients with neurosurgical conditions, including those with rare diseases and nervous system tumors.

If you are a patient interested in neurosurgical treatment and participating in one of our research studies, please contact:

Surgical Neurology Branch
Building 10, Room 3D20
Bethesda, MD 20892-1414
Phone: 301-496-2921
Fax: 301-480-1615


Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office toll-free at:
TTY: 1-866-411-1010

Neurosurgery Clinic Research Team at NIH:

Kareem A. Zaghloul, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
John D. Heiss, M.D.
Senior Clinician and Neurosurgical Residency Director
Prashant Chittiboina, M.D., M.P.H.
Sadhana Jackson, M.D.
Desmond A. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Investigator and Unit Head
Sara K. Inati, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Investigator

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