Albert Telfeian, MD, PhD is director of minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery at Rhode Island Hospital, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and Vice Chairman of Quality Assurance for the Department of Neurosurgery at Brown. 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.

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.

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. Dr. Telfeian was awarded the prestigious Kambin award in 2015 for his contributions to the field of endoscopic spine surgery.


1987 – 1993
Brown University School of Medicine
Degree: M.D., Ph.D.
Dissertation title: Pathways and Mechanisms for the Propagation of Synchronized Neural Activity in the Neocortex

1983 – 1987
Columbia University
Degree: B.A. in Biochemistry

1995 – 2001
Neurosurgery Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

General Surgery Internship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spine and Epilepsy-functional Neurosurgery Fellowship
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois,
Lausanne, Switzerland.

1993 – 1994
Post-Doctoral Fellow: Human Epilepsy Electrophysiology
Yale University Department of Neurosurgery
New Haven, Connecticut

Board Certifications
American Board of Neurological Surgery


Professor of Neurosurgery
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Vice-Chair, Quality Improvement
Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
Vice President, Neurosurgery & Neurosurgical Innovation

Awards, Memberships & Publications
Dr. Telfeian has many honors and memberships. Download his CV for a full list of credentials.

Clinical Interests

general and pediatric neurosurgery, spinal disorders, functional neurosurgery, epilepsy, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery

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