Skull Base Surgery Center: Our Team

Administration

Skull Base Center Director

  • Daryoush Tavanaiepour, M.B.Ch.B. (M.D.)
    Assistant Professor
    Interim Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology; Medical Director, Movement Disorders
    Specializes in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery; Skull Base Neurosurgery

Skull Base Center Co-Director

  • Rui P. Fernandes, M.D., D.M.D., FACS, FRCS
    Professor
    Associate Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Program Director, Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Fellowship
    Specializes in Head and Neck Microvascular Surgery; Head and Neck Surgical Oncology; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Neurosurgery

  • Carlos A. Arce, M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Associate Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
    Specializes in Neurological Surgery
  • Grzegorz K. Brzezicki, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Endovascular Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery
  • Daryoush Tavanaiepour, M.B.Ch.B. (M.D.)
    Assistant Professor
    Interim Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology; Medical Director, Movement Disorders
    Specializes in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery; Skull Base Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Philipp R. Aldana, M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Specializes in Neurological Surgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Alexandra D. Beier, D.O.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Neurological Surgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Nathan J. Ranalli, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Program Director, Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship
    Specializes in Neurological Surgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Tirbod T. Fattahi, M.D., D.D.S., FACS
    Professor
    Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Associate Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
    Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Rui P. Fernandes, M.D., D.M.D., FACS, FRCS
    Professor
    Associate Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Program Director, Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Fellowship
    Specializes in Head and Neck Microvascular Surgery; Head and Neck Surgical Oncology; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Barry Steinberg, M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S., FACS
    Professor
    Medical Director, Pediatric Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Surgery; Program Director, Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship
    Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Radiation Oncology

Otolaryngology

Neuroradiology

  • Dalys Eneida Castro, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Peter J. Fiester, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Patrick E. Natter, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Jeet Patel, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Dinesh Rao, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Interim Chief, Division of Neuroradiology; Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Musculoskeletal Radiology; Neuroradiology

Medical Oncology

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Joe M. Chehade, M.D.
    Professor
    Medical Director, Thyroid Ultrasound and Biopsy Section
    Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Gunjan Gandhi, M.B.B.S. (M.D.), M.S.
    Associate Professor
    Associate Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship
    Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Arshag D. Mooradian, M.D.
    Professor
    Chair, Department of Medicine
    Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Kent R. Wehmeier, M.D.
    Professor
    Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship
    Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Neuropathology

  • Raafat F. Makary, M.B.B.S. (M.D.), Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Medical Director, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology; Medical Director, Autopsy Service; Medical Director, Surgical Pathology
    Specializes in Neuropathology; Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical