Senior Advisory Panel
Dr. Iskandar is Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, and Director of the Pediatric Neurosurgery program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Iskandar’s clinical expertise and research interests focus on congenital diseases including hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations, and spinal dysraphism, as well as healing mechanisms after brain and spinal cord injury and disease. Specifically, his group has contributed to the understanding of the heterogeneity of foramen magnum CSF flow in Chiari I patients; as well, motivated by the role of folic acid in spina bifida prevention, he directs a translational research laboratory that has discovered a link between single carbon folate metabolism, epigenetic regulation, and axonal regeneration after injury to the central nervous system. In his current clinical research, Dr. Iskandar leads the Wisconsin Hydrocephalus Project (WHP), a group of engineers, physicists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons that aims to understand the pathophysiology of ventricular shunt malfunction.