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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Iskandar’s areas of clinical expertise include Chiari malformation and syringomyelia, brachial plexus reconstruction, and endoscopic surgery for tumors and congenital brain anomalies. He gained national recognition for 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. Dr. Iskandar has committed a portion of his time to run a basic laboratory research, in which he studies folic acid supplementation and ways to repair the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) after injury.

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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
Aurora Children's Health (Green Bay)
(920) 288-5500 | | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-2376 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

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

Languages Spoken

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.
Research

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
Alexiades NG Ahn ES Blount JP Brockmeyer DL Browd SR Grant GA Heuer GG Hankinson TC Iskandar BJ Jea A Krieger MD Leonard JR Limbrick DD Jr Maher CO Proctor MR Sandberg DI Wellons JC 3rd Shao B Feldstein NA Anderson RCE Development of best practices to minimize wound complications after complex tethered spinal cord surgery: a modified Delphi study. J Neurosurg Pediatr . 2018 Sep 14;:1-9
[PubMed ID: 30215584]
Rocque BG Agee BS Thompson EM Piedra M Baird LC Selden NR Greene S Deibert CP Hankinson TC Lew SM Iskandar BJ Bragg TM Frim D Grant G Gupta N Auguste KI Nikas DC Vassilyadi M Muh CR Wetjen NM Lam SK Complications following pediatric cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy: a multicenter retrospective study. J Neurosurg Pediatr . 2018 Sep;22(3):225-232
[PubMed ID: 29882736]
Kraemer MR Koueik J Rebsamen S Hsu DA Salamat MS Luo S Saleh S Bragg TM Iskandar BJ Overdrainage-related ependymal bands: a postulated cause of proximal shunt obstruction. J Neurosurg Pediatr . 2018 Aug 17;:1-11
[PubMed ID: 30117791]
El Ahmadieh TY Wolfe CB Koueik J Weprin BE Iskandar BJ Price AV Intraventricular bone dust migration after neuroendoscopy: report of 2 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr . 2018 Aug 10;:1-6
[PubMed ID: 30095348]
Furey CG Choi J Jin SC Zeng X Timberlake AT Nelson-Williams C Mansuri MS Lu Q Duran D Panchagnula S Allocco A Karimy JK Khanna A Gaillard JR DeSpenza T Antwi P Loring E Butler WE Smith ER Warf BC Strahle JM Limbrick DD Storm PB Heuer G Jackson EM Iskandar BJ Johnston JM Tikhonova I Castaldi C López-Giráldez F Bjornson RD Knight JR Bilguvar K Mane S Alper SL Haider S Guclu B Bayri Y Sahin Y Apuzzo MLJ Duncan CC DiLuna ML Günel M Lifton RP Kahle KT De Novo Mutation in Genes Regulating Neural Stem Cell Fate in Human Congenital Hydrocephalus. Neuron . 2018 Jul 25;99(2):302-314.e4
[PubMed ID: 29983323]
Hamilton K Iskandar B Amenorrhoea and reversible infertility due to obstructive hydrocephalus: literature review and case report. Br J Neurosurg . 2018 Jun;32(3):291-294
[PubMed ID: 29430977]
Zhang X Medow JE Iskandar BJ Wang F Shokoueinejad M Koueik J Webster JG Reply to Comment on 'Invasive and noninvasive means of measuring intracranial pressure: a review'. Physiol Meas . 2018 Jun 1;39(5):058002
[PubMed ID: 29767632]
Tumturk A Li Y Turan Y Cikla U Iskandar BJ Baskaya MK Emergency resection of brainstem cavernous malformations. J Neurosurg . 2018 May;128(5):1289-1296
[PubMed ID: 28686112]
Koueik J Rocque BG Henry J Bragg T Paul J Iskandar BJ Modification of the BioMedicus centrifugal pump to provide continuous irrigation for neuroendoscopy: technical note. J Neurosurg Pediatr . 2018 Feb;21(2):171-177
[PubMed ID: 29219787]
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 Sep;20(3):216-224
[PubMed ID: 28665241]
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]
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]