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Michael Egnor Neurosurgeon, Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery Neurological Surgery School of Medicine

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12080 Health Sciences Center

Stony Brook, 11794



Michael Egnor’s practice includes patients diagnosed with Arnold Chiari deformity, hydrocephalus, cranio-synostosis, brain tumors, and spina bifida, as well as children with severe head trauma. He has an international reputation for research on hydrocephalus, and he is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hydrocephalus Association in the United States. 


  • Medical School, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Neurological Surgery
  • Internship, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
A New Model of Intracranial Dynamics: Phase Contrast and Echo Planar MRI Studies of Pulsatile Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow 2003-01-01T00:00:00 2005-12-31T00:00:00 Dana Foundation Nonfederal 100000 Closed
A New Model of Intracranial Dynamics: Clinical and Research Studies Toward a Better Understanding of Hydrocephalus and Ventricular Shunts 2002-12-01T00:00:00 2010-03-30T00:00:00 BrainChild Foundation Nonfederal 608564 Closed


  1. Author Article Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics Resonant and notch behavior in intracranial pressure dynamics 2009 3 5 354 - 364
  2. Author Article Experimental Neurology Ventricular dilation and elevated aqueductal pulsations in a new experimental model of communicating hydrocephalus 2009 218 1 33 - 40
  3. Author Article Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Davenport's Dream: 21st Century Reflections on Heredity and Eugenics 2009 65 2 267 - 270
  4. Author Article Experimental Neurology Communicating hydrocephalus in adult rats with kaolin obstruction of the basal cisterns or the cortical subarachnoid space 2008 211 2 351 - 361
  5. Author Article Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics Intracranial pressure waves: characterization of a pulsation absorber with notch filter properties using systems analysis 2008 2 1 83 - 94
  6. Author Article Magnetic Resonance Imaging Improved cerebrospinal fluid flow measurements using phase contrast balanced steady-state free precession 2007 25 2 172 - 182
  7. Author Article Journal of Neurosurgery Amplitude and phase of cerebrospinal fluid pulsations: experimental studies and review of the literature 2006 104 5 810 - 819
  8. Author Article Journal of Pediatric Surgery Decompressive craniectomy in pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury with intractable elevated intracranial pressure 2006 41 1 83 - 87
  9. Author Article Neurosurgical Review Radiological assessment of hydrocephalus: new theories and implications for therapy 2004 27 3 145