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Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, FAANS(L)

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Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, FAANS(L), attended Harvard College (A.B. cum laude 1956) and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Borden Award for Research 1960). He interned at the University of Illinois and took one year of training in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Dunsker participated in the neurosurgery program at Washington University from 1965 through 1969. In 1970, he joined Frank Mayfield in practice, which subsequently became known as the Mayfield Clinic. Later, he became director of the department of neurosurgery at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, and professor of neurosurgery and director of spinal neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Dunsker's interests have centered on disorders of the spine, and he was a founding member of the Joint Section of Spinal Disorders of the America Association of Neurological Surgeons(AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), (Chairman 1987).
He worked as a member of the boards of directors of numerous organizations and served as president of the:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2001
  • Society of University Neurosurgeons, 1981
  • Ohio State Medical Association, 1982
  • Ohio State Neurosurgical Society, 1984

He served six years on the American Board of Neurological Surgery (Vice Chair, 1999), and as vice president of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, (1990).
Dr. Dunsker's neurosurgical honors include:

  • Neurosurgeon of the Year, Ohio State Neurosurgical Society, 1992
  • Meritorious Service Award, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine, 2001
  • Harvey Cushing Medal, the highest honor of the AANS, 2002

Stewart B. Dunsker Fund
Purpose: To be utilized for clinical or basic science research and fellowships in spine.

To view a list of all donors to this fund, click here.

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