Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Bermans J. Iskandar, MD

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery

About

Dr. Iskandar is recognized for his clinical expertise and experimental work in congenital diseases that alter CSF hydrodynamics, in particular hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations, and syringomyelia. Led by Dr. Iskandar and funded by the Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation, the Wisconsin Hydrocephalus Group (WHP) of engineers, physicists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons aims to determine the etiology of ventricular shunt malfunction and optimize the devices used to treat it. As well, Dr. Iskandar directs a translational research laboratory previously funded by the NIH and the March of Dimes that has discovered an important link between single carbon folate and cobalamin metabolism, epigenetic influences, and axonal regeneration after central nervous system injury. Dr. Iskandar has served on national neurosurgical committees and boards, and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and as Chair of the AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
University affiliation
  • Department of Neurological Surgery

Practice locations

  • American Family Children's HospitalPediatric Neurosurgery Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • American Family Children's HospitalPediatric Brachial Plexus Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • American Family Children's HospitalPediatric Neuro-oncology Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • American Family Children's HospitalPediatric Spina Bifida Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • American Family Children's HospitalPediatric Chiari Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • American Family Children's HospitalPediatric Craniosynostosis Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • American Family Children's HospitalComprehensive Pediatric Neurocutaneous Disorders Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • American Family Children's HospitalBirthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • Aurora Children's Health (Green Bay)Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic
    • 1160 Kepler Drive / Green Bay, WI
    • (920) 288-5500
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  • American Family Children's HospitalPediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-2376
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Neurological Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowships

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

Residencies
  • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Internships
  • Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Specialties

Additional conditions and treatments
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brain Tumor Care
  • Braxial Plexus Injury
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Craniofacial Syndromes
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Hydrocephalus (Pediatric)
  • Intraoperative MRI (iMRI)
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
  • Moya-Moya
  • Neuro Endoscopy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric Neurocutaneous
  • Peripheral Nerve
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Cord

Research and publications

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.