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Kambiz Kamian, MD, FRCSC, FAANS, Division Chief


pediatrics and adult neuro-oncology, general pediatric neurosurgery, complex peripheral nerve surgery, skull base surgery, gamma knife surgery, endoscopic surgery for hydrocephalus and intracranial cyst, epilepsy surgery, complex congenital spine disease


Kambiz Kamian, MD, FRCSC, FAANS, came to Dayton Children’s hospital from Cleveland Clinic. He completed neurosurgery residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. After his pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, he worked as adult and Pediatrics neurosurgeon at Cleveland clinic for 5 years. A desire to serve children exclusively motivated Dr. Kamian to join Dayton Children’s in 2015. He is one of only 25 pediatric neurosurgeons in the United States to perform surgery for children with peripheral nerve damage. Other areas of interest include minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures, vagal nerve stimulation, and surgical procedures for children with brain tumors and epilepsy.

education and training

  • medical school: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • residency: Neurosurgery - McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  • fellowship: Pediatric neurosurgery - Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids Hospital), University of Toronto, Canada
  • board certification: Neurosurgery board certified - Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Canada

publications and presentations


  • Intraneural nodular fasciitis of the radial nerve with rapidly progressive motor symptoms.

          Sundar SJ, Healy AT, Shook SJ, Kamian K.

           Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Mar 16;7:28. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.178776. eCollection 2016.


  • Establishing a surgical skills laboratory and dissection curriculum for neurosurgical residency training.

          Liu JK, Kshettry VR, Recinos PF, Kamian K, Schlenk RP, Benzel EC.

          J Neurosurg. 2015 Nov;123(5):1331-8. doi: 10.3171/2014.11.JNS14902. Epub 2015 May 26.


  • Lumbar disc herniations 'to operate or not' patient selection and timing of surgery.

          Rahmathulla G, Kamian K.

          Korean J Spine.  2014 Dec;11(4):255-7. doi: 10.14245/kjs.2014.11.4.255. Epub 2014 Dec 31.


  • Compressive Cervicothoracic Adhesive Arachnoiditis following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Case Report and Literature Review.

          Rahmathulla G, Kamian K.

          J Neurol Surg Rep. 2014 Aug;75(1):e56-61. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1363506. Epub 2014 Jan 16.


  • MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy in neuro-oncology: a review of its current clinical applications.

          Rahmathulla G, Recinos PF, Kamian K, Mohammadi AM, Ahluwalia MS, Barnett GH.

          Oncology. 2014;87(2):67-82. doi: 10.1159/000362817. Epub 2014 Jul 3. Review.


  • Hurthle cell carcinoma presenting as a single choroid plexus metastasis.

          Healy AT, Otvos B, Schroeder J, Hamrahian AH, Angelov L, Kamian K.

          J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Aug;21(8):1448-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2013.12.012. Epub 2014 Jan 24.


  • Use of high-field intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging to enhance the extent of resection of enhancing and nonenhancing gliomas.

          Mohammadi AM, Sullivan TB, Barnett GH, Recinos V, Angelov L, Kamian K, Vogelbaum MA.

         Neurosurgery. 2014 Apr;74(4):339-48; discussion 349; quiz 349-50. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000278.


  • Occipital condyle fracture with associated hypoglossal nerve injury.

          Chugh S, Kamian K, Depreitere B, Schwartz ML.

          Can J Neurol Sci. 2006 Aug;33(3):322-4. No abstract available. 


  • Pediatrics Peripheral nerve Trauma, Chapter in Pediatrics Neurosurgery Handbook , Jallo and Recinos , John Hopkins , Under press 2014 
  • Kamian, K. Reddy, D. Sommer Trans-nasal Endoscopic decompression of the optic nerves, Preliminary experience at McMaster university, The Canadian Journal of Neurological Science ; Vol 36 number 3(supplement 1) May 2009, C06, S14 
  • Kamian, K. Reddy , Endoscopic approach to intracranial cystic lesion, The Canadian Journal of Neurological science Vol 34, Number 2( supplement 1), May 2008,C40 
  • Kamian K. et al. Occipital Condyle Fracture with Associated Hypoglossal Nerve Injury, The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences Vol33, Number 3/August 2006 322-324 
  • Kamian K. Optic neuritis and steroid therapy cons and Pros, Journal of Iranian academy of medical sciences, vol ; 1992: 110-113 
  • Kamian K. Lipoprotein metabolism in Marasmic children of northern Mauritania. Am J Clin Nutr. 1993 Oct;58(4):484-8 
  • Kamian K.  SIADH evaluation and diagnostic dilemma in renal failure patients, Journal of Iranian academy of medical science; vol 4: 230-235 
  • Kamian K. Unusual case of SAH, Journal of Iranian academy of medical sciences, 1996; vol 8: 34-37 

awards, honors and organizations

Teacher of the year ; was selected by residents at Cleveland Clinic June 2012 

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

neurosurgery, and especially pediatric neurosurgery, is one the most helpful specialties in the medical world.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

it is a great opportunity to help kids in this region with the cutting edge technology that Dayton Children’s offers for pediatric neurosurgery.

Dayton Children's is special because...

every single member of the staff at Dayton Children’s is focused on the children in this area who need help.

ratings and reviews

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Dr. Kamian is the absolute best! We are so thankful to have such a kind and gifted doctor for our daughter so close by.

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I have never had a bad experience with Dayton Children's and our last visit was no different. Everyone was kind and courteous. The doctor explained everything in a way that I could easily understand and answered all my questions.

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Fantastic! So very thorough. I have never had anything explained in such detail. When he was done, I had no questions. He was very concerned and made us feel like we were his only patient. He had all the time for us and he was so very caring. My fears were all gone after meeting with him and and learning how the situation would be handled. Absolutely fantastic!

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Dr. Kamian showed us a picture of the cyst in the brain in the MRI a few years ago and and the current one. He explained that we should do another MRI in June 2023 in order to see what the cyst has done by then. He made the office visit comfortable and made sure we understood the next step. He was very kind and professional.

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conditions I treat

Brachial plexus damage, Cerebral cysts, Cerebral palsy, Chiari malformations, Craniofacial malformations, Craniosynostosis, Disc pathology, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Infections, Neural tube defects, Neuro-endocrine problems, Neuro-trauma cases (concussion), Peripheral nerve damage, Positional plagiocephaly, Pseudotumor Cerebri, Skull base surgery, Spina bifida /myelomeningocele, Tethered spinal cord, Traumatic injuries, Tuberous sclerosis, Tumors of the brain, Tumors of the spinal cord, Vascular disorders

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