Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Bermans Iskandar, MD

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery


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

Practice locations

Education & credentials

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

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

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


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Chiari malformations
  • 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 syndrome
  • 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.