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Hazem Eltahawy

Hazem A Eltahawy (Editor-in-Chief)

Chief of Neurosurgery, St Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Michigan and Director of the Neurosurgery Service, St Joe’s Medical Group, Trinity Health System, USA.
Research Areas: Functional neurosurgery, Oncology, Pain and Complex spine.


Biography: Dr. Eltahawy brings unique expertise in the advanced surgical treatment of complex spinal conditions in addition to movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, tremor, and dystonia. His areas of interest also cover neurosurgical procedures for pain, epilepsy and psychiatric disorders such as refractory chronic depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders. He combines the use of various cutting edge technologies in deep brain and motor cortex stimulation, neuroimaging, intraoperative microelectrode recording, brain mapping, and neuronavigation and to maximize surgical precision and achieve excellent outcomes. He has introduced minimally invasive techniques for complex spinal instrumentation at the Detroit Medical Center.
After finishing his residency in Neurosurgery, Dr. Eltahawy spent one year in England as a specialist registrar and was recognized as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He has also completed fellowships in Functional Neurosurgery and Neurooncology at the University of Toronto and a Spine Surgery fellowship at Wayne State University.
Dr. Eltahawy holds several academic degrees from Ain Shams University in Cairo including a Masters in Surgery and a Doctorate in Neurosurgery and has published several articles in neurosurgery and movement disorder journals. He has been featured in the Detroit Hour “Medical Miracles” in 2006 and has been one of the magazine’s “Top Docs” multiple times. He was also selected as one Americas Best Surgeons in 2007 by Castle Connelly Media.
His clinical research interests include comparing the clinical outcomes of cervical disc arthroplasty to fusion and indications of dynamic stabilization of the lumbar spine. He is collaborating with the psychiatry department to evaluate deep brain stimulation in rat model of addiction.