Senior Advisory Panel
Dr. Arnold Menezes is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. He has played a significant role in the development of the department and its teaching activities. His main areas of interest have been pediatric and spinal neurosurgery as well as the posterior skull base. He has been active in furthering these sections of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons as well as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and is a founding member of the North American Skull Base Society.
He has authored over 175 peer-reviewed publications, 102 book chapters and serves on seven editorial boards. His major textbooks include the first textbook on Craniovertebral Junction Abnormalities and Principles of Spinal Surgery, in addition to numerous monographs including “Spinal Neurosurgical Issues in the Pediatric Patient” and “The Craniovertebral Junction”. He has made over 850 scientific presentations, including 56 visiting professorships throughout the United States and abroad. He was instrumental in setting up spinal neurosurgery programs and fostering specialty education in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.
Dr. Menezes was the honored guest of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in 2004. He is the president elect of the Neurosurgical Society of America (President 2008-2009).