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University of Miami Hospital

Neurological Surgery

Surgeons in Operating room

Each year, nearly two million Americans suffer injury to the brain or spinal cord, causing permanent functional disabilities including paralysis, sensory dysfunction, and cognitive disorders.

As part of UHealth—University of Miami Health System, University of Miami Hospital offers access to one of the top-ranked neurological service centers in the world for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases.

The Hospital brings together leading neurosurgeons and care teams dedicated to providing compassionate, state-of-the-art medical care for patients with disorders of the spinal cord, brain, and nervous system—including cerebrovascular diseases, intracranial and spinal tumors, disorders of the spinal cord and vertebral column, and head and spinal injuries.

The Neurological Surgery team consults with neurologists, intensivists, and pain rehabilitation specialists to provide a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of patients with surgically treatable neurological diseases.

Areas of specialization:

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Artificial cervical disc
  • Brain abcess
  • Closed head injury
  • Complex spinal instrumentation
  • Craniocervical junction pathology/C1C2 instability
  • Degenerative cervical/thoracic and lumbar discs
  • Degenerative scoliosis/XLIF
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intraparenchymal hemorrhage
  • Meningioma
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Skull base tumors/kyphoplasty
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine trauma
  • Spine tumors
  • Sports related injuries
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Surgery for neuropathic pain

Comprehensive evaluation of our patients is made possible by a leading team of neurosurgeons who offer subspecialty expertise in each of these areas, many of whom are nationally and internationally renowned and are affiliated with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. For patients, this means that the University of Miami Hospital team has access to academic medicine providing groundbreaking clinical trials and translational research.

Neurosurgeons at the University of Miami Hospital collaborate and consult with neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, and rehabilitation medicine specialists who provide a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment of neurological disorders. Dedicated neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, and staff strive to make each patient’s experience as pleasant as possible.

Wilson T. Asfora

Wilson T. Asfora, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Ronald J. Benveniste

Ronald J. Benveniste, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Neuro-oncology Site Disease Group Co-chair, SCCC

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Aldo F. Berti

Aldo F. Berti, M.D.

Voluntary Assistant Professor

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-661-8288

Mark D. Brown

Mark D. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor and Director of Miami CORE

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-3000

Malcolm R. Bullock

Malcolm R. Bullock, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Clinical Director Neurotrauma Program

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Ian  Cote

Ian Cote, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Santiago D. Figuereo

Santiago D. Figuereo, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Michael A. Gleiber

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Barth A. Green

Barth A. Green, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Cesar E. Guerrero

Cesar E. Guerrero, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-856-9517

Roberto C. Heros

Roberto C. Heros, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor & Resident Program Director of Neurological Surgery

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Michael E. Ivan

Michael E. Ivan, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Robert E. Jacobson

Robert E. Jacobson, M.D.

Private Practice Physician

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-4000

Jonathan R. Jagid

Jonathan R. Jagid, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Sarah C. Jernigan

Sarah C. Jernigan, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Specialty: Neurological Surgery, Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Ricardo J. Komotar

Ricardo J. Komotar, M.D., FAANS, FACS
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Howard J. Landy

Howard J. Landy, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Nathan H. Lebwohl

Nathan H. Lebwohl, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Chief, Spinal Deformity Surgery

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-3000

Howard B. Levene

Howard B. Levene, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Allan D. Levi

Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Chairman of Neurosurgery, University of Miami MILLER School of Medicine Service Chief of Neurosurgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Glen  Manzano

Glen Manzano, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Jacques J. Morcos

Jacques J. Morcos, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor & Co-Chairman of Neurological Surgery Division Chief, Cranial Medical Director, Neurosurgery Cranial UMHC

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Eric C. Peterson

Eric C. Peterson, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

John  Ragheb

John Ragheb, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery

Specialty: Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-662-8386

Robert M. Starke

Robert M. Starke, M.D.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Steven  Vanni

Steven Vanni, DO, DC
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Michael Y. Wang

Michael Y. Wang, M.D., FACS
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty

Professor of Neurological Surgery Division Chief, Spine Medical Director, Spine JMH

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-6946

Gabriel A. Widi

Gabriel A. Widi, M.D.

Specialty: Neurological Surgery

Appointments: 305-243-4000