Background

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS, FACS, is the Julius Stoll, MD Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He serves as the Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Gokaslan is also the Clinical Director of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. Furthermore, he is the Director of the Comprehensive Spine Center at Rhode Island Hospital and the Director of the Complex Spinal Surgery Fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Gokaslan earned his medical degree from the University of Istanbul in Turkey. He completed an internship in general surgery, a fellowship in neurotraumatology, a residency in neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and a fellowship in clinical spinal surgery at New York University Medical Center. He then returned to Houston and joined the faculty at UT MD Anderson Cancer where he later established the Spinal Oncology Program and became its first Director and Deputy Chair in the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Gokaslan was then recruited to Department of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins as Donlin M. Long Professor, Professor of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Oncology, Vice – Chair and the Director of Spinal Surgery Program where he served on the faculty for 13 years and established one of the most respected academic spine programs before joining The Warren Alpert School of Brown University and Lifespan.

He is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Leon Wiltse Award to recognize his excellence in leadership and clinical research in spine care by North American Spine Society (NASS), and is also an active member of many professional societies. His CV contains more than 450 peer reviewed publications, four books and numerous book chapters. His practice focuses on complex spinal reconstruction and radical surgical treatment of both primary and metastatic spinal tumors, sacral neoplasms, and spinal cord tumors, and he is regarded as one of World’s foremost experts in this area.

Centers & Divisions

Chief of Neurosurgery, Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospital
Director, Comprehensive Spine Center at Rhode Island Hospital

Education

Degrees
1983
M.D., Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
University of Istanbul, Turkey

Residencies
1985-1986
Internship in General Surgery , Baylor College of Medicine in Houston

1988-1993
Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Fellowships
1984-1985
Post-Doctoral Clinical Research
Dept. of Psychiatry, Sleep Disorder & Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

1986-1988
Clinical Research, Neurotraumatology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

1993-1994
Clinical Spinal Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Board Certifications
American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1997

Credentials

Titles

Julius Stoll, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital

Clinical Director, Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute

President, Neurosurgery Foundation

Awards & Memberships
Dr. Gokaslan has many awards and memberships. Download his CV to see all of his credentials.

Specialties

complex spinal reconstruction, radical surgical treatment of both primary and metastatic spinal tumors, sacral neoplasms, and spinal cord tumors.

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