Christopher R DeMassi, MD

DeMassi Christopher R
Specialties
Neurosurgery

Primary Office
1150 N 35th Ave
Suite 300
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-1490
Fax:
954-989-0454

Meet the Physician

Medical Director
Memorial Neuroscience Institute Spine Center

Christopher R. DeMassi, MD, FACS, FAANS is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he earned both a master of science degree in physiology and biophysics, as well as his medical degree. He completed his internship in general surgery, a residency in neurological surgery, and a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Spine Center at the Memorial Neuroscience Institute.

Dr. DeMassi also has expertise and strong interest in epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the surgical treatment of movement disorders, and in the diagnosis and surgical management of brain tumors. 

He currently holds an adjunct professor position at the University Of Miami Department Of Neurosurgery.




Expertise
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the surgical treatment of movement disorders
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Complex adult spinal deformity
  • Head and spine trauma
  • Surgical management of brain tumors

Research

Awards and honors
  • Medtronic Spine Fellow Academic Grant, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Depuy Spine Society Academic Grant, World Federation of Neurological Surgeons
  • Medtronic Spine Academic Grant, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Medtronic Functional Neurosurgery Educational Award
  • Medtronic Spine Research and Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Depuy Spine Neurosurgery Grant
  • Lawrence S. Lilienfield, MD, PhD Award, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University

Professional organizations
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
  • American Medical Association
  • North American Spine Society
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society
  • Florida Neurosurgical Society
  • AANS/CNS Section on Spine

Research
  • DBS Research Fellow, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2009

Presentations
  • “Primary Vertebral Tumors,” University of Miami Grand Rounds, 2011
  • “Lateral Ventricular Tumor in Adults,” University of Miami Grand Rounds, 2010
  • “Neurosurgery of Psychiatric Disorders: History, Applications and Future Directions,” University of Miami Grand Rounds, 2009
  • “Gamma Knife for Vestibular Schwannomas,” University of Miami Journal Club, 2009
  • “Optic Pathway Tumors, Treatment and Current Strategies,” University of Miami Grand Rounds, 2008

Education

Education
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine, 2004
Residencies
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2011, Neurosurgery
Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery-Neurological Surgery

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