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Martin M Mortazavi, MD

Martin M Mortazavi, MD

Neurological Surgery
With passion, drive, and commitment to providing state of the art patient care, Dr. Martin Mortazavi is an integral member of the neurosurgical society. He graduated from the Karolinska Institute, School of Medicine and completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at The University of Alabama in Birmingham, under tutelage of Mark Hadley, Winfield Fisher and Shane Tubbs, where he received several awards including the Morawetz and the Beverley Walters Research Awards. Further advancing his neurosurgical knowledge, Dr. Mortazavi pursued a postdoctoral research fellowship in neurotrauma and regeneration at Barrow Neurological Institute under the mentorship of Nicholas Theodore and Robert Spetzler, during which he received the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Synthes Spinal Cord Award. He pursued two clinical fellowships in Skull Base and Cerebrovascular neurosurgery under the tutelage of world-renowned pioneers of neurosurgery, Takanori Fukushima in Japan, and Laligam Sekhar at The University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Mortazavi holds an ongoing interest in advancing the field of neurological surgery. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters that have been published in well-known neurosurgical journals. With a desire to impart his knowledge and skill set, Dr. Mortazavi has mentored many undergraduate and graduate scientists and neurosurgical residents. He is a member of 10 Editorial Boards of scientific journals and numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Medical Association, North American Skull Base Society, International College of Surgeons, and Cerebrovascular section of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Care Philosophy

Dr. Mortazavi consistently strives to be an excellent provider for his patients as he takes particular care while he explains surgical procedures and techniques. He is concise and decisive in his execution of plan of care while keeping in mind patient needs and wishes. Dr. Mortazavi maintains a direct line of communication with his patients throughout the process care. His compassion, technical expertise, and sincere dedication to successful patient outcomes is what makes him a notorious figure in the field of neurosurgery.

Acustic Neuroma/Vestibular Schwannoma

Aneurysms

Arachnoid Cysts

Arteriovenous Malformations

AVM

Brain Tumors

Cavernous Malformations

Cerebral Arterial Insufficiency

Cerebral Contusion as well as Spinal Stenosis

Cerebrovascular

Chordoma

Colloid Cysts

Decompressive Craniectomy

Dermoid

Disk Herniation

Ependymoma and Meningiomas

Epidermoid

Epidural Hematoma

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

Hemifacial Spasm

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus Needing Shunt

ICP Monitoring

Intracranial Aneurysms

Intraventricular Tumors such as Meningioma and Choroid Plexus Papillomas

Maningioma

Moya Moya

Nerve Entrapments such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Optic Nerve Tumor

Peripheral Nerve Tumors such as Schwannoma and Malignant Nerve Sheet Tumors

Skull Fracture

Spinal Cord Tumors such as Schwannoma

Spine Tumors

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Subdural Hematoma

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Tuberculum Sellae Meningiomas

Tumors

Untethetering of Tethered Cord

Ventriculostomy