Bizhan Aarabi, MD, FACS, FACSC, Chief

As the state's designated referral center for head and spinal injuries, the Neurotrauma Service at Shock Trauma provides urgent and nonurgent surgical interventions, consultation and referral services. In 1995, the Neurotrauma Service treated or provided consultation for more than 1,800 of the 5,322 patients admitted to Shock Trauma.

Educational programs for medical students, residents, and fellows seek to improve the care, treatment, and outcome of patients in the aftermath of neurotrauma. The Neurotrauma Service's emphasis on early patient mobilization as the beginning of the rehabilitative process helps to decrease the morbidity associated with neurologic injury. Post-acute inpatient and outpatient services are provided by the University Rehabilitation Network.

In collaboration with other medical centers, the Neurotrauma Service has an important role in advancing the medical community's understanding of severe head and spinal trauma. Ongoing multisite studies focus on pharmacologic support of patients with head and spinal cord injury and on the mechanisms of vasospasm, a potentially devastating complication of traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage.

The Neurotrauma Service is one of the many neurological and neurosurgical resources at the University of Maryland Medical Center, including the Gamma Knife.

Specialists at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center are available for consultation and patient referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ambulatory patients are evaluated in Shock Trauma's Outpatient Clinic on a scheduled basis.

Call University OneCall/Maryland ExpressCare at 1-800-373-4111 for easy access and no-hassle service.

Neurosurgery Faculty

Bizhan Aarabi, M.D., FACS, FACSC
Director, Neurotrauma
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Neurotrauma; Spinal Surgery; Skull Base Surgery
Medical Degree: Pahlavi University Medical School
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurosurgery
Fellowships: Wellesley Hospital, Neurosurgery; McMaster University, Neurosurgery; University of Nebraska Medical Center, Skull Base Surgery and Stereotaxis
Certification: Neurosurgery
Office: 410-328-7371

Howard M. Eisenberg, MD, FACS
Head, Division of Neurosurgery
Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Special Interests: Epilepsy; Neurotrauma; Pediatric Neurosurgery; General Neurosurgery
Medical Degree: SUNY Downstate
Residencies: New York Hospital, Surgery; Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Neurosurgery
Fellowship: National Hospital for Nervous Disease, Neurology
Certification: Neurological Surgery
Office: 410-328-6034

J. Marc Simard, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery

Special Interests: Cerebrovascular Disease; General Neurosurgery
Medical Degree: Creighton University
Residency: Shands Hospital, Univ of Florida, Neurosurgery
Fellowship: Physiologisches Institut, Universitat des Saarlandes
Certification: Neurological Surgery
Office: 410-328-0850