Michael Mcdowell, MD, Neurosurgery, Oakland, PA

MichaelMauriceMcdowellMD

Neurosurgery Oakland, PA

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Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2014 - 2021
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsClass of 2013
  • Arizona State UniversityBS, Biochemistry (Honors), Summa Cum Laude, 2009

Certifications & Licensure

  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2014 - 2015
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2014 - 2022

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award 2016
  • Outstanding Tutor Award Student Success Network, 2011
  • Weinstein/NIH Student Fellow of Research 2010
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Long-Term Outcomes of Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformations: The 30-Year Pittsburgh Experience  
    Michael Mcdowell, MD, Journal of Neurosurgery
  • Graft subsidence as a predictor of revision surgery following stand-alone lateral lumbar interbody fusion  
    Zachary Tempel, MD, Michael McDowell, MD, David Panczykowski, MD, Gurpreet Gandoke, MD, Kojo Hamilton, MD, David Okonkwo, MD, PhD, Adam Kanter, MD, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 1/1/2018
  • The Cost-effectiveness of Post-operative Ketamine in Chiari Decompression  
    Michael McDowell, MD, Ahmad Alhourani, MD, Beverly Pearce-Smith, MD, Anna Mazurkiewicz, Robert Friedlander, MD, MA, World Neurosurgery, 1/1/2018
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Comparative Durability and Costs Analysis of Ventricular Shunts.
    Nitin Agarwal, MD, Ahmad Kashkoush, Michael McDowell, MD, William Lariviere, Naveed Ismail, Robert Friedlander, MD, AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons) Annual Meeting, 1/28/2018
  • The use of external ventricular drainage to reduce the frequency of wound complications in myelomeningocele closure.
    Michael McDowell, MD, Philip Lee, MD, PhD, Kimberly Foster, MD, Stephanie Greene, MD, AANS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery, 1/30/2017
  • Effect of a Hands-on Pre-Clinical Neurosurgery Elective Course on Second-Year Medical Student Interest and Attitudes.
    Ronak Jani, Alexandra Sansosti, Michael McDowell, MD, Raymond Sekula, MD, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1/9/2017
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Lectures

  • The use of external ventricular drainage to reduce the frequency of wound complications in myelomeningocele closure. 
    1/28/2018
  • Predictors of Mortality in Children with Spina Bifida and Chiari II Malformation. 
    1/26/2017
  • Evolution of Sagittal Balance Following Corrective Surgery for Sagittal Plane Deformity. 
    1/17/2016
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Authored Content

  • Long-Term Outcomes of Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformations: The 30-Year Pittsburgh ExperienceMay 2020

Committees

  • Member, Young Neurosurgeons Committee

Professional Memberships