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Bermans J. Iskandar, MD Print Friendly Page

Faculty, 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.

Specialties

Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

UW Health Clinics

American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Regional Specialty Clinics

Fox Valley Pediatric Clinics (Appleton)
(920) 730-2650 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurological Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurological Surgery
Fellowship

Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, AL


Residency Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Internship Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Medical School University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1989

Awards/Honors

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Best Doctors® in America 2011

Languages Spoken

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.

Procedures

Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

PubMed Articles
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]
Sansone JM Mann D Noonan K Mcleish D Ward M Iskandar BJ . Rapid progression of scoliosis following insertion of intrathecal baclofen pump. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Jan-Feb;26(1):125-8
[PubMed ID: 16439916]
Iskandar BJ Haughton V . Age-related variations in peak cerebrospinal fluid velocities in the foramen magnum. J Neurosurg. 2005 Dec;103(6 Suppl):508-11
[PubMed ID: 16383249]
Sansone JM Iskandar BJ . Endoscopic cerebral aqueductoplasty: a trans-fourth ventricle approach. J Neurosurg. 2005 Nov;103(5 Suppl):388-92
[PubMed ID: 16302609]
Iskandar BJ Quigley M Haughton VM . Foramen magnum cerebrospinal fluid flow characteristics in children with Chiari I malformation before and after craniocervical decompression. J Neurosurg. 2004 Nov;101(2 Suppl):169-78
[PubMed ID: 15835104]
Iskandar BJ Sansone JM Medow J Rowley HA . The use of quick-brain magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of shunt-treated hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg. 2004 Nov;101(2 Suppl):147-51
[PubMed ID: 15835101]
Lapsiwala SB Iskandar BJ . The tethered cord syndrome in adults with spina bifida occulta. Neurol Res. 2004 Oct;26(7):735-40
[PubMed ID: 15494114]