Nader S Dahdaleh

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Dr. Nader S. Dahdaleh is a board certified neurosurgeon who treats all surgical diseases of the brain and spine. However, he has a specific interest in both minimally invasive spinal techniques for adult degenerative spinal disease, spinal tumors, trauma, spinal column deformity, and disorders affecting the craniovertebral junction. Dr. Dahdaleh obtained his undergraduate degree in biology graduating with distinction from the American University of Beirut. He also obtained his medical degree from the American University of Beirut graduating with merit and ranking first in his class. He then completed his training in Neurological surgery at the University of Iowa hospitals and clinics. Subsequently, he completed an adult deformity fellowship at the department of orthopedics at the University of Iowa hospitals and Clinics and a minimally invasive spine fellowship at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has over 120 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has published in high profile journals including: Nature Neuroscience, Cell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Journal of Human Genetics, Journal of Neurosurgery and Spine. He has special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal trauma, disorders affecting the craniovertebral junction, spine biomechanics, and gait analysis.

Training Experience

2005Internship, American University of Beirut Hospital
2011Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals
2012Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals
2013Fellowship, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

MD, American University of Beirut

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  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Biomechanics
  • Spinal Column Injury
  • Spinal Column Tumors
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis

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Grants 2016 2019

Research Output 2005 2019

Ambulatory Care Facilities
Appointments and Schedules
Current Procedural Terminology
Ambulatory Care


Dahdaleh, N. S., Mar 1 2019, In : Clinical neurosurgery. 84, 3, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

CrossFit and rhabdomyolysis: A case series of 11 patients presenting at a single academic institution

Hopkins, B. S., Li, D., Svet, M., Kesavabhotla, K. & Dahdaleh, N. S., Jul 1 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 22, 7, p. 758-762 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Upper Extremity
Length of Stay
Internship and Residency

Factors associated with venous thromboembolic events following ICU admission in patients undergoing spinal surgery: An analysis of 1269 consecutive patients

Brendan Cloney, M., Goergen, J., Hopkins, B. S., Dhillon, E. S. & Dahdaleh, N. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 30, 1, p. 99-105 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Admission
Intensive Care Units
Odds Ratio