2/3/15 news article
new neurosurgeon brings capability that can be found nowhere else in the region
Dayton Children’s names medical director of neurosurgery
Dayton Children’s welcomes Kambiz Kamian, MD, FRCSC, FAANS, as the medical director of neurosurgery. He is one of only a couple dozen neurosurgeons in the entire country who has expertise in peripheral nerve surgeries and the only one in our area.
He most recently treated children and adults at the Cleveland Clinic, including the multi-disciplinary Peripheral Nerve Clinic. That is where he honed the delicate skills needed to tackle these very complicated surgeries that repair or redirect the nerves that run through the body. Peripheral nerve damage is most commonly caused by injuries.
As well as peripheral nerve surgery, some of Dr. Kamian’s special interests include brain tumor, hydrocephalus, skull base and epilepsy surgeries. He brings with him a world of experience and knowledge having worked and studied in countries across the globe. He completed his neurosurgery residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids Hospital) in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Kamian has written 14 peer-reviewed articles. While at the Cleveland Clinic, his residents selected him as Teacher of the Year in 2012.
With the addition of Dr. Kamian, Dayton Children’s now has two neurosurgeons on staff and six specialists in the neurology department. Dayton Children’s department of neurosurgery provides elective and emergency care to children with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Services are provided through the neurosurgical, neuro-oncology (tumors of the brain or spinal cord) and myelomeningocele (neural tube defects and related disorders) multi-disciplinary clinics. The department provides diagnostic evaluation, surgical treatment, prenatal consultations, second opinions and image-guided surgery including intraoperative ultrasound and laser surgery.
Dayton Children’s performs more than 150 neurosurgeries a year. Some, like the removal of a brain tumor, can last up to eight hours. Others, like treatment of a traumatic brain injury, have to happen in minutes of a child’s arrival in the emergency department.
Dayton Children’s neurology division earned designation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 3 center for the treatment of complex pediatric epilepsy – meaning we can provide the highest level medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. Dr. Kamian’s arrival will help Dayton Children’s strive toward achieving Level 4 designation, which includes building an epilepsy surgery program.
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