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Mohamed Samy A. Elhammady, M.D.

General Information

Mohamed Samy A. Elhammady, M.D.

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Video Introduction

CV

Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery

Roles

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Co-Director of Cerebrovascular and Skull Base surgery
  • Co-Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery
  • Co-Program Director of Neuroendovascular Fellowship
  • Director of Minimally Invasive Cranial Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests

Cranial and skull base tumors, cerebrovascular and endovascular surgery, minimally invasive and endoscopic cranial neurosurgery.

Research Interests

Research for the treatment of aneurysms and AVMs and the embolization and endovascular administration of chemotherapy tumors. Skull Base Anatomy laboratory.

Awards

The Best Resident Teacher Award, University of Miami, Florida, USA
The Hubert L. Rosomoff Research Day Outstanding Presentation Award, University of Miami, Florida, USA
Young Neurosurgeons Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Best anatomical dissection, Skull base course, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
The Barth Green Scholarship Award, University of Miami, Florida, USA
Medical Honors Graduate, University of Mansoura, Egypt

Education

2013 Clinical Fellow in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
2011 Clinical Fellow in Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
2011 Resident
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
2010 Clinical Fellow in Neuroendovascular Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
2002 Resident
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Mansoura, Mansoura, Egypt
1999 MD
Faculty of Medicine, University of Mansoura, Mansoura, Egypt

Publications

Biography

Dr. Elhammady M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He specializes in the field of cerebrovascular, neurooncology, and skull base surgery with a particular interest in minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Elhammady earned his medical degree with highest honors from the University of Mansoura in Egypt. He began his neurosurgical training at the University of Mansoura and then moved to the United States where he completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He completed three subspecialization fellowships. The first fellowship was in neuroendovascular surgery at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Ali Sultan. The second fellowship was in open cerebrovascular and skull base surgery under the directorship of Drs. Roberto Heros and Jacques Morcos at the University of Miami. He then proceeded to complete a third fellowship in minimally invasive/endoscopic surgery for brain and spine tumors at the Center for Minimally invasive Neurosurgery in Sydney, Australia under the direction of Dr. Charles Teo.

Dr. Elhammady is currently the director of minimally invasive cranial neurosurgery and the co- director of neuroendovascular surgery as well as skull base and cerebrovascular surgery at the University of Miami. He specializes in the treatment of all aspects of cerebrovascular disease, including coiling and clipping of aneurysms, embolization and resection of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), resection of cavernous malformations, stenting and endarterectomy for carotid stenosis, and bypass surgery for intracranial ischemia. He also specializes in the treatment of all aspects of brain and skull base tumors, including endovascular tumor embolization, minimally invasive endoscopic skull base approaches for pituitary tumors, resection of benign skull base tumors (such as meningiomas, schwannomas, acoustic neuromas and others) and malignant skull base tumors (such as carcinomas and others), as well as surgery for gliomas and brain metastases. He also maintains an active interest in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm and Chiari malformation, among other conditions.

Dr. Elhammady is board eligible by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS), and the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. His bibliography includes more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and reviews.

Dr. Elhammady runs an endovascular laboratory together with Dr. Peterson where they are involved in researching novel methods for the treatment of aneurysms and AVMs as well as the embolization and endovascular administration of chemotherapy for tumors. He is in the process of starting a microsurgical anatomical dissection and vascular laboratory for education, training, and research in anatomy of the brain, skull base approaches, and microvascular techniques.

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