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Donald A. Ross M.D.

  • (503) 494-4314
    • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery School of Medicine

Dr. Ross accepts new veteran patients with neurosurgical disease and disorders at the Portland VA Medical Center.

  • For consultation and referrals at Portland VAMC call 503-220-8262, Ext. 50820.

Dr. Ross accepts new patients with neurosurgical disease and disorders at OHSU.

  • For consultation and referrals at OHSU call 503-494-4314. 

Dr. Ross joined OHSU from private practice in Medford, Oregon in January 2011. He has previously worked as a professor of surgery, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Dr. Ross specializes in all aspects of general neurosurgery including:

                   Minimally invasive spine surgery

                   Neuro-oncology and brain tumors

                Stereotactic radiosurgery

As a neurosurgeon at OHSU and the Portland VA Medical Center, Dr. Ross's valuable experience in both private practice and in a teaching hospital environment provides a unique perspective to both patients and students. Dr. Ross will work with other specialists collaborating on patient evaluations and treatment options to ensure quality care.

Visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's website for information about academics, conferences, residency, and fellowships.

Education

  • M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis Indiana 1983
  • Residency:

    • Department of Neurological Surgery, University California at San Francisco, 1989
  • Fellowship:

    • Cranial base surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1990
  • Certifications:

    • Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1992

Publications

  • "Diagnosis and treatment of C4 radiculopathy." Spine In: , Vol. 41, No. 23, 2016, p. 1790-1794.
  • "Case comparison and literature review of glioblastoma : A tale of two tumors." Surgical Neurology International In: , Vol. 5, No. Supplement, 138034, 2014.
  • "Complications of minimally invasive, tubular access surgery for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar surgery." Minimally Invasive Surgery In: , Vol. 2014, 451637, 2014.
  • "The human foramen magnum - Normal anatomy of the cisterna magna in adults." Neuroradiology In: , Vol. 55, No. 11, 11.2013, p. 1333-1339.
  • "Shaving." Journal of Neurosurgery In: , Vol. 119, No. 5, 11.2013, p. 1350-1351.
  • "Steroid psychosis : A review for neurosurgeons." Journal of Neuro-Oncology In: , Vol. 109, No. 3, 09.2012, p. 439-447.
  • "Fatal hemorrhagic infarction of posterior fossa meningioma during cardiopulmonary bypass." Annals of Thoracic Surgery In: , Vol. 93, No. 2, 02.2012, p. 653-656.
  • "Use of retractor with stealth stereotactic system." Neurosurgery In: , Vol. 67, No. 1, 07.2010.
  • "Control of medically refractory restless legs syndrome with intrathecal morphine : Case report." Neurosurgery In: , Vol. 62, No. 1, 01.2008.
  • "The use of multiplanar trajectory planning in the stereotactic placement of depth electrodes." Neurosurgery  In: , Vol. 60, No. 4 SUPPL. 2, 04.2007.
  • "A novel approach to prevent repeated catheter migration in a patient with a baclofen pump : A case report." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  In: , Vol. 86, No. 5, 05.2005, p. 1060-1061.
  • "Imaging changes after stereotactic radiosurgery of primary and secondary malignant brain tumors." Journal of Neuro-Oncology In: , Vol. 56, No. 2, 2002, p. 175-181.
  • "Vagus nerve stimulation reduces daytime sleepiness in epilepsy patients." Neurology In: , Vol. 57, No. 5, 11.09.2001, p. 879-884.
  • "The gene for the axonal cell adhesion molecule TAX-1 is amplified and aberrantly expressed in malignant gliomas." Cancer Research In: , Vol. 61, No. 5, 01.03.2001, p. 2162-2168.
  • "Magnetic resonance imaging of ethyl-nitrosourea-induced rat gliomas : A model for experimental therapeutics of low-grade gliomas." Journal of Neuro-Oncology In: , Vol. 53, No. 3, 2001, p. 243-257.
  • "Increased secondary generalization of partial seizures after temporal lobectomy." Neurology In: , Vol. 55, No. 12, 26.12.2000, p. 1812-1817.
  • "A direct brain interface based on event-related potentials." IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering In: , Vol. 8, No. 2, 06.2000, p. 180-185.
  • "Relationship of temporal lobe seizures to sleep and arousal : A combined scalp-intracranial electrode study." Sleep  In: , Vol. 23, No. 2, 15.03.2000, p. 231-234.
  • "Persistent headache after supratentorial craniotomy." Neurosurgery In: , Vol. 47, No. 3, 2000, p. 633-636.
  • "Ictal spiking patterns recorded from temporal depth electrodes predict good outcome after anterior temporal lobectomy." Epilepsia  In: , Vol. 41, No. 3, 2000, p. 316-319.
  • "Stereotactic radiosurgery of cerebral arteriovenous malformations with a multileaf collimator and a single isocenter." Neurosurgery  In: , Vol. 47, No. 1, 2000, p. 123-130.
  • "Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma : Case series and review of the literature." Neurosurgery  In: , Vol. 47, No. 3, 2000, p. 750-755.
  • "Use of hydroxyapatite bone cement to prevent cerebrospinal fluid leakage through the frontal sinus : Technical report." Neurosurgery In: , Vol. 45, No. 2, 08.1999, p. 401-403.
  • "Cranial procedures without hair removal." Neurosurgery In: , Vol. 44, No. 6, 06.1999, p. 1263-1266.
  • "The treatment planning of segmental, conformal stereotactic radiosurgery utilizing a standard multileaf collimator." Medical Dosimetry In: , Vol. 24, No. 1, 03.1999, p. 13-19.
  • "Identification of electrocorticogram patterns as the basis for a direct brain interface." Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology In: , Vol. 16, No. 5, 1999, p. 439-447.
  • "Adenoid cystic carcinoma metastatic to the dura : Report of two cases." Journal of Neuro-Oncology In: , Vol. 44, No. 3, 1999, p. 267-273.
  • "Muscarinic receptor loss and preservation of presynaptic cholinergic terminals in hippocampal sclerosis." Epilepsia In: , Vol. 40, No. 1, 1999, p. 38-46.
  • "Incidence and management of tension pneumocephalus after anterior craniofacial resection : Case reports and review of the literature." Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery In: , Vol. 120, No. 4, 1999, p. 579-583.
  • "Detection of event-related potentials for development of a direct brain interface." Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology In: , Vol. 16, No. 5, 1999, p. 448-455.

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