Albert Telfeian, MD, Ph.D

General and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Disorders, Functional Neurosurgery


Dr. Telfeian is bringing awake, endoscopic spine surgery to
New England


Albert Telfeian, MD, PhD, is director of pediatric neurosurgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Hasbro, he was an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and associate professor of neurosurgery at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Telfeian is a graduate of the MD/PhD program at Brown
University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University and his neurosurgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed fellowship training in spine and functional epilepsy surgery at Switzerland’s Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Telfeian has published extensively in the areas of epilepsy, functional and spine surgery and is currently involved in the research and development of ultra-minimally invasive endoscopic techniques.

He was the recipient of the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Research Award, the American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award, and the J. Kiffin Penry Pediatric Epilepsy Award, and was named one of the nation’s 15 leaders in neurosurgery in the October 2011 edition of Newsweek.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Papers

  • Technical considerations in transforaminal endoscopic discectomy with foraminoplasty for the treatment of spondylolisthesis: Case report. Jasper GP, Francisco GM, Aghion D, Telfeian AE. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Apr;119:84-7.
  • Clinical success of transforaminal endoscopic discectomy with foraminotomy: a retrospective evaluation. Jasper GP, Francisco GM, Telfeian AE. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Oct;115(10):1961-5.
  • Endoscopic transforaminal discectomy for an extruded lumbar disc herniation. Jasper GP, Francisco GM, Telfeian AE. Pain Physician. 2013 May-Jun;16(3):225-9.
  • Outcome following decompressive craniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction in children. Smith SE, Kirkham FJ, Deveber G, Millman G, Dirks PB, Wirrell E, Telfeian AE, Sykes K, Barlow K, Ichord R. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2011 Jan;53(1):29-33.
  • Efficacy of spinal instrumentation and fusion in the prevention of postlaminectomy spinal deformity in children with intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Simon SL, Auerbach JD, Garg S, Sutton LN, Telfeian AE, Dormans JP. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008 Mar;28(2):244-9.
  • Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma with cranial and spinal metastases in a patient with tuberous sclerosis.Telfeian AE, Judkins A, Younkin D, Pollock AN, Crino P. Journal of Neurosurgery (Pediatrics 5) 2004;100:498-501.

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