The Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center (MNI) and the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth are pleased to announce the addition of Spiros Blackburn, M.D. Dr. Blackburn will see patients at MNI and at Mischer Neuroscience Associates-Memorial City, and will also serve as an assistant professor at the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School.
Dr. Blackburn is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in cerebrovascular lesions, pituitary adenomas and other skull base tumors. He has had additional training and special expertise in both endoscopic and endovascular neurosurgery. His clinical research interests focus on biomarkers for cerebral vasospasm and translational research for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, as well as a number of clinical trials for the treatment of brain aneurysms.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Blackburn join our outstanding team of neurosurgeons at Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute,” said Dong Kim, M.D. Director of MNI and Professor and Chair at UTHealth’s Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery. “Dr. Blackburn brings great expertise in endovascular and endoscopic surgery, and his ability to treat complex cerebrovascular disease and skull base tumors is a great asset.”
Dr. Blackburn is the recipient of numerous awards and has lectured nationally on the management of cerebral aneurysms, surgical anatomy, arteriovenous malformations and strokes. His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including PNAS, Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, British Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Stroke and Journal of Neuro-Oncology.
Prior to joining MNI, Dr. Blackburn held a faculty appointment as an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and received his medical degree at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. After residency at Washington University in St. Louis, he completed a cerebrovascular fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta. He has also had additional training in neuro-endovascular surgery at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University and endoscopic skull base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.