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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.



Pediatric Neurosurgery

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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

Aurora Children's Health (Green Bay) (Green Bay)
(920) 288-5500 |  Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurological Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurological Surgery

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


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Best Doctors® in America 2015

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

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.


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


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.

PubMed Articles
Zhang X Medow J Iskandar B Wang F Shokoueinejad M Koueik J Webster J . Invasive and noninvasive means of measuring intracranial pressure: a review. Physiol Meas. 2017 May 10;
[PubMed ID: 28489610]
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]
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]