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Andrew Fanous, MD, Neurosurgery, Alexandria, VA, Inova Alexandria Hospital

AndrewFanousMDFAANS

Neurosurgery Alexandria, VA

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Section Chief of Neurological Surgery | INOVA Alexandria Hospital

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Summary

  • Dr. Andrew Fanous, MD FAANS, is a board certified neurosurgeon and the section chief of neurological surgery at INOVA Alexandria Hospital, VA. He is affiliated with multiple other hospitals in the area, including INOVA Fairfax Hospital and INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College, and received his medical degree from the Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He received his training in neurological surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is fellowship-trained in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery from the University of Miami. Dr. Fanous specializes in surgery for brain & spinal conditions, and has a particular interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, complex spine surgery and deformity, spinal tumors and spinal cord injuries. He speaks multiple languages, including Arabic, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Education & Training

  • University of Vermont College of Medicine
    University of Vermont College of MedicineClass of 2011
  • University of Miami/Jackson Health System
    University of Miami/Jackson Health SystemFellowship, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine
    University at Buffalo School of MedicineResidency, Neurological Surgery
  • Middlebury CollegeBA, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, German

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License Current
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License Active through 2021
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License Active through 2022
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctor Award 2020
  • Culture Leader Award INOVA Alexandria Hospital, 2019
  • Best Research Award New York State Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, 2015
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Use of Preoperative Checklists in Reducing Neurosurgical Procedure Cancellations: A Quality Assurance Initiative  
    Meyers JE, Fanous AA, Jowdy PK, Leonardo J, AANS Neurosurgeon, 6/1/2016
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy: Stent Retrievers vs. Aspiration Catheters  
    Fanous AA, Siddiqui AH, Cor Vasa, 4/2016
  • Characterization of pancreatic head tumor internal motion using 4D-CRT images and daily X-ray imaging of biliary stents as fiducials during radiation therapy  
    Zaki B, Fanous AA, Hartford D, Gladstone D, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, 9/2008
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • High Risk Factors in Symptomatic Patients Undergoing Carotid Artery Stenting with Distal Protection: Buffalo Risk Assessment Scale (BRASS)
    Fanous AA, Natarajan SK, Jowdy PK, Dumont TM, Mokin M, Yu J, Goldstein A, Wach MM, Budny JL, Hopkins LN, Snyder KV, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI, The 20th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day, Buffalo, NY, 4/29/2017
  • High Risk Factors in Symptomatic Patients Undergoing Carotid Artery Stenting with Distal Protection: Buffalo Risk Assessment Scale (BRASS)
    Fanous AA, Natarajan SK, Jowdy PK, Dumont TM, Mokin M, Yu J, Goldstein A, Wach MM, Budny JL, Hopkins LN, Snyder KV, Siddiqui AH, Levy EI, The 65th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), New Orleans, LA, 9/26/2015
  • Life-Threatening Mannitol-Induced Hyperkalemia in Neurosurgical Patients
    Fanous AA, Tick R, Fenstermaker RA, The 65th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), New Orleans, LA, 9/26/2015
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Authored Content

  • Successful Kissing Balloon Expandable Stent Graft Treatment for a Right Common Carotid Pseudoaneurysm Caused by TracheotomyMarch 2018

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Hospital Affiliations