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Bermans J. Iskandar, MD

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Section Editor: Congenital Disorders of the Nervous System in Children

Author: Syringomyelia in Children

Bermans Iskandar, MD, is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Director of the CNS Regeneration Laboratory, and co-Director of the Brachial Plexus Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, WI (Bermans Iskandar).

Dr. Iskandar has served on multiple national and local committees including the UW School of Medicine Tenure Committee, the UW Medical Board, and the UW Medical Foundation Finance Committee. Nationally, Benny is the Immediate Past Chair of both the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Dr. Iskandar’s research aims to improve diagnosis and treatment congenital diseases that alter CSF hydrodynamics, in particular hydrocephalus and Chiari malformations, and he directs a translational research laboratory that has discovered an important link between folate metabolism, epigenetics, and axonal regeneration, and how this can be used to repair the injured central nervous system. He was the Van Wagenen Lecturer at the 2015 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, visiting professor at multiple other U.S. institutions, and has spoken and participated as an instructor at national and international medical and scientific conferences on topics related to pediatric neurosurgery and/or neural regeneration and repair. He has published over 160 articles and chapters and edited one textbook, has been a reviewer for many neurosurgical and scientific journals, and currently serves as co-editor of the Congenital Disorders Section of the ISPN Guide to Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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