Bermans J. Iskandar, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Iskandar’s areas of expertise include craniofacial repair, brachial plexus reconstruction, and endoscopic surgery for tumors and congenital brain anomalies. He gained national recognition for pioneering endoscopic intracranial surgical procedures and novel imaging techniques aimed at minimizing the radiation exposure of children with hydrocephalus, as well as developing new technology to analyze the craniocervical CSF flow in children with Chiari malformation and syringomyelia.
UW Health Clinics
Regional Specialty Clinics
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Neurological Surgery|
Professional Certifications and Education
Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1989
|English, French, Arabic|
|Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.|
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Epilepsy Surgery
- Neuro Endoscopy
Programs & Conditions
- Arteriovenous Malformation
- Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
- Brain Tumor Care
- Braxial Plexus Injury
- Cerebral Aneurysm
- Chiari Malformation
- Craniofacial Syndromes
- Head Trauma
- Hydrocephalus (Pediatric)
- Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
- Pediatric Neurocutaneous
- Peripheral Nerve
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Tumors
- Tethered Cord
Dr. Iskandars's research contributions include optimizing the diagnosis and management of children with Chiari malformations and spinal dysraphism, pioneering imaging techniques aimed at minimizing the radiation exposure of children with hydrocephalus, and understanding the link between folate biochemistry, epigenetics, and central nervous system injury and repair.
Zhang X Medow JE Iskandar BJ Wang F Shokoueinejad M Koueik J Webster JG .
Invasive and noninvasive means of measuring intracranial pressure: a review. Physiol Meas. 2017 Jul 24;38(8):R143-R182
[PubMed ID: 28489610]
Tumturk A Li Y Turan Y Cikla U Iskandar BJ Baskaya MK .
Emergency resection of brainstem cavernous malformations. J Neurosurg. 2017 Jul 7;:1-8
[PubMed ID: 28686112]
Kraemer MR Sandoval-Garcia C Bragg T Iskandar BJ .
Shunt-dependent hydrocephalus: management style among members of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Jun 30;:1-9
[PubMed ID: 28665241]
Miranpuri GS Meethal SV Sampene E Chopra A Buttar S Nacht C Moreno N Patel K Liu L Singh A Singh CK Hariharan N Iskandar B Resnick DK .
Folic Acid Modulates Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Expression, Alleviates Neuropathic Pain, and Improves Functional Recovery in Spinal Cord-Injured Rats. Ann Neurosci. 2017 May;24(2):74-81
[PubMed ID: 28588362]
Legare JM Modaff P Iskandar BJ Pauli RM .
Syringomyelia in hereditary multiple exostosis. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Nov;170(11):2956-2959
[PubMed ID: 27480811]
Iruretagoyena JI Heiser T Iskandar B Shah D .
A Rare Malignant Fetal Brain Tumor. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2016;39(4):311-4
[PubMed ID: 26044034]
Meethal SV Hogan KJ Mayanil CS Iskandar BJ .
Folate and epigenetic mechanisms in neural tube development and defects. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Sep;29(9):1427-33
[PubMed ID: 24013316]
Rocque BG George TM Kestle J Iskandar BJ .
Treatment practices for Chiari malformation type I with syringomyelia: results of a survey of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Nov;8(5):430-7
[PubMed ID: 22044364]
Chen X Harter J Iskandar BJ Salamat MS .
Growing mammary choristoma masquerading as a lumbosacral lipomyelomeningocele in a pubertal girl. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Sep;8(3):321-4
[PubMed ID: 21882926]
Iskandar BJ Rizk E Meier B Hariharan N Bottiglieri T Finnell RH Jarrard DF Banerjee RV Skene JH Nelson A Patel N Gherasim C Simon K Cook TD Hogan KJ .
Folate regulation of axonal regeneration in the rodent central nervous system through DNA methylation. J Clin Invest. 2010 May;120(5):1603-16
[PubMed ID: 20424322]
Kiehn MW Derrick AJ Iskandar BJ .
Two unusual anatomic variations create a diagnostic dilemma in distal ulnar nerve compression. Clin Anat. 2008 Sep;21(6):592-7
[PubMed ID: 18661571]
Rocque BG Lapsiwala S Iskandar BJ .
Ventricular shunt tap as a predictor of proximal shunt malfunction in children: a prospective study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jun;1(6):439-43
[PubMed ID: 18518693]
Hofkes SK Iskandar BJ Turski PA Gentry LR McCue JB Haughton VM .
Differentiation between symptomatic Chiari I malformation and asymptomatic tonsilar ectopia by using cerebrospinal fluid flow imaging: initial estimate of imaging accuracy. Radiology. 2007 Nov;245(2):532-40
[PubMed ID: 17890352]
Rajpal S Salamat MS Tubbs RS Kelly DR Oakes WJ Iskandar BJ .
Tethering tracts in spina bifida occulta: revisiting an established nomenclature. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Sep;7(3):315-22
[PubMed ID: 17877266]
Sahin S Shaaban AF Iskandar BJ .
Recurrent pneumonia caused by transdiaphragmatic erosion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt into the lung. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2007 Aug;107(2 Suppl):156-8
[PubMed ID: 18459889]
Rajpal S Tubbs RS George T Oakes WJ Fuchs HE Hadley MN Iskandar BJ .
Tethered cord due to spina bifida occulta presenting in adulthood: a tricenter review of 61 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Mar;6(3):210-5
[PubMed ID: 17355019]
Griepentrog GJ Aagaard-Kienitz B Kushner BJ Iskandar BJ Gamm DM .
Unilateral eyelid swelling and ptosis caused by dural arteriovenous fistula in an infant. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Sep;124(9):1359-61
[PubMed ID: 16966640]
Moftakhar R Salamat MS Sahin S Iskandar BJ .
Endoscopically-assisted resection of a choroid plexus vascular malformation traversing the cerebral aqueduct: technical case report. Neurosurgery. 2006 Jul;59(1 Suppl 1):ONS-E161; discussion ONS-E161
[PubMed ID: 16823322]
Struck AF Murphy MJ Iskandar BJ .
Spontaneous development of a de novo suprasellar arachnoid cyst. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2006 Jun;104(6 Suppl):426-8
[PubMed ID: 16776380]
Dziurzynski K Mcleish D Ward M Iskandar BJ .
Placement of baclofen pumps through the foramen magnum and upper cervical spine. Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Mar;22(3):270-3
[PubMed ID: 15952029]