Keyvan Abtin, MD, Neurosurgery, Portland, OR, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center


Neurosurgery Portland, OR

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Epilepsy Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric and adult neurosurgery at Legacy Emanuel and Randall Children hospitals in Portland Oregon

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  • Dr. Keyvan Abtin is a neurosurgeon in Portland, OR and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School and has been in practice 23 years. He specializes in brain & spinal tumor, epilepsy surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery and is experienced in endoscopy, neurosurgical oncology, primary brain tumors, pediatric neurosurgery, and stereotactic and functional surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of Utah
    University of UtahResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1995 - 2000
  • University of Utah
    University of UtahInternship, Transitional Year, 1994 - 1995
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    University of Minnesota Medical SchoolClass of 1994
  • Moorhead State UniversityB.A., Biology/Chemistry, 1986 - 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • AK State Medical License
    AK State Medical License 2014 - 2014
  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 2000 - 2021
  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 1996 - 2002
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Medical Student Achievement Award University of Minnesota, 1993
  • Margaret Mitchell Research Award American Cancer Society, 1992
  • Medical Student Award American Cancer Society, 1991
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • A Genealogical Assessment of Heritable Predisposition to Aneurysms  
    Cannon-Albright L, Camp N, Farnham JM, MacDonald J, Abtin K, Rowe K, Journal of Neurosurgery, 1/1/2003
  • Basilar Artery Perforation as a Complication of Endoscopic Third Venrtriculostomoy  
    Abtin K, Thompson BG, Walker ML, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 1/1/1998
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy: An Outcome Analysis  
    Brockmeyer DL, Abtin K, Carey LM, Walker ML, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 1/1/1998

Books/Book Chapters

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  • Use of Perioperative Low Dose Intravenous Heparin for Stroke Prevention with Carotid Endarterectomy
    Thompson BG, Abtin K, Garton HJM, Journal of Neurosurgery, 1/31/1999
  • Intrastriatal Delivery of Nerve Growth Factor with Biodegradable Microspheres
    Mendez A, Camarata P, Friehs G, Abtin K, Ebner TJ, Society of Neuroscience Abstracts, 1/1/1992


  • Approach to the Patient with Low Back Pain; Update on Surgical Approaches to Low Back Pain 
    Pacific University, School of Physicians Assistant Studies, Hillsboro, Oregon - 1/1/2011
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Advances in Spine Care 
    Tuality Health Education Center, Hillsboro, Oregon, 2010; McMinnville Community Center, McMinnville, - 9/1/2010
  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to Spine Care for Primary Care Providers 
    Tuality Health Education Center, Hillsboro, Oregon - 4/1/2010
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