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Nader Pouratian, MD, Neurosurgery, Dallas, TX, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

NaderPouratianMDPhD

Neurosurgery Dallas, TX

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Peripheral Nerve, Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Summary

  • Dr. Nader Pouratian is a neurosurgeon in Dallas, TX and is Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in practice 14 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and Farsi. He specializes in surgical treatments for movement disorders, including Parkinson disease and essential tremor, offering deep brain stimulation, focused ultrasound, and radiosurgery. He also offers comprehensive surgical treatment options for facial pain and other chronic pain, including neurostimulation, microvascular decompression, balloon compressions, cingulotomy, and other treatment options. Finally, he offers comprehensive management of peripheral nerve disorders, with a focus on tumors of the peripheral nerves.

Education & Training

  • University of Virginia Medical Center
    University of Virginia Medical CenterResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2004 - 2009
  • University of Virginia Medical Center
    University of Virginia Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 2003 - 2004
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAClass of 2003
  • University of California
    University of CaliforniaPh.D., Neuroscience, 2001
  • UCLA Laboratory of NeuroImaging
    UCLA Laboratory of NeuroImagingCertificate of Graduate Study, NueroImaging, 2001
  • University of California
    University of CaliforniaB.S., Neuroscience, Summa Cum Laude, 1996

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2021 - 2023
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2009 - 2023
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Neurosurgery Faculty Quality Award UCLA, 2011
  • Scholars in Translational Medicine Program UCLA, 2010
  • Crutchfield, Gage, and thomson Award 2005
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • "Human thalamus regulates cortical activity via spatially specific and structurally constrained phase-amplitude coupling"  
    Malekmohammadi, M., Elias, W.J., Pouratian, N., Cereb Cortex, 1/1/2014
  • "Unsupervised training of brain-computer interface systems using expectation maximization"  
    Speier, W., Knall, J., Pouratian, N., Proc IEEE Neural Eng, 11/6/2013
  • "Common cerebral networks associated with deep brain stimulation targets for cluster headache"  
    Clelland, C.D., Zheng, Z., Kim, W., Bari, A., Pouratian, N., Cephalalgia, 1/1/2013
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Lectures

  • CNS SANS MOC Board Review Course 
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Phoenix, Arizona - 3/9/2013

Authored Content

  • End-Stage Liver Disease in Patients with Intracranial Hemorrhage Is Associated with Increased Mortality: A Cohort StudyFebruary 2018

Press Mentions

  • Surgical Management of Movement Disorders - Nader Pouratian, MD | UCLAMDCHAT Webinars
    Surgical Management of Movement Disorders - Nader Pouratian, MD | UCLAMDCHAT WebinarsMay 3rd, 2017
  • Prosthesis System May Help Blind Patients 'See' Again
    Prosthesis System May Help Blind Patients 'See' AgainJanuary 23rd, 2020
  • Blind People May See with This Scientific Breakthrough
    Blind People May See with This Scientific BreakthroughSeptember 24th, 2019
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Grant Support

  • Electrophysiologic And Anatomic Basis Of BOLD FMRINational Institute Of Biomedical Imaging And Bioengineering2012
  • Morphometric Changes Of The Brain In Parkinson'S DiseaseNational Center For Research Resources2010
  • Experiential Modulation Of Neurovascular CouplingNational Institute Of Mental Health2000–2001

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Farsi

Hospital Affiliations