Dr. Joshua Bederson became Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery on July 1, 2008. An expert in skull-base and cerebrovascular surgery, hi s specialty interests include surgical treatments of complex intracranial and spinal pathology such as meningiomas, skull base tumors and aneurysms, schwannomas, craniopharyngiomas, pituitary tumors, giant intracranial aneurysms, acoustic neuromas, neurovascular compression syndromes such as trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformations, and trans-nasal minimally invasive brain surgery, as well as treatment of cervical and lumbar spine disease. His vascular practice includes treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid artery disease, moyamoya disease and extracranial-intracranial bypass procedures. Dr Bederson has performed more than 3,000 neurosurgical operations at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Bederson joined the faculty in 1992 as the Director of the The Clinical Program for Cerebrovascular Disorders and served as Vice-Chairman from 2001 to 2008 and Director of the Residency Program from 2002 to 2009. He earned his medical degree and completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of California in San Francisco. While a resident, he did advanced study programs in neuropathology at the University of Torino in Italy, as well as microvascular and skull-base neurosurgery at the University Hospitals of Zurich, Switzerland, and the University Medical Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He also completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute.
At Mount Sinai Dr Bederson was the first neurosurgeon to receive an NIH-RO1 as principal investigator. He established the first basic science laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery, developing models of stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage. An advocate of collaboration with other accomplished physicians and scientists at Mount Sinai, Dr. Bederson developed one of the first interdisciplinary clinical programs with the Department of Neurology Stroke Program, and fostered collaborative efforts with the Department of Otolaryngology, the Cancer Institute, and the Translational Neuroscience Center. He has served as Chair of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurosurgeons Cerebrovascular Section and is Chair of the American Heart Association's writing group on subarachnoid hemorrhage.
In The News
Dr. Bederson performed emergency surgery on the New York police officer stabbed in the head on April 17. Read the full New York Times article.
Dr. Bederson and his work on treating meningiomas were recently profiled in The Daily News feature, The Daily Check Up. View the article.
Eloy JA, Bederson JB, Smouha EE. Petrous Apex aspergillosis as a long-term complication of cholesterol granuloma: case report and review of the literature. Laryngoscope 2007 Jul; 117(7): 1199-1201.
Binello E, Bederson JB, Kleinman GM. Hemangiopericytoma: collision with meningioma and recurrence. Neurol Sci 2010 March 3;.
Gilad R, Fatterpekar GM, Gandhi CD, Winn HR, Patel AB, Bederson JB, Naidich TP. Intracranial tumors: cisternal angle as a measure of midbrain compression for assessing risk of postembolization clinical deterioration. Radiology 2009 Jun; 251(3): 892-900.
Sehba FA, Flores R, Muller A, Friedrich V, Chen JF, Britz GW, Winn HR, Bederson JB. Adenosine A(2A) receptors in early ischemic vascular injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurosurg 2009 Nov;.
Eloy JA, Carneiro E, Vibhute P, Genden EM, Bederson JB, Som PM. A rare prevertebral ordinary lipoma presenting as obstructive sleep apnea: CT and MR imaging findings. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2008 Sept; 134(9): 1001-1003.
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