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University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute


234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Telephone: 1-866-941-UCNI
Fax: 513-584-6846
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About the Center

The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) is an international center of excellence based at University Hospital. It is supported by the specialists of the Mayfield Clinic (neurosurgery), UC Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, UC Department of Radiology and six other specialties. UCNI features leading technology including intraoperative MRI and LEXAR stereotactic radiosurgery and treatment options in seven focus areas: neuro-oncology, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, functional neuroscience and trauma. The acoustic neuroma program is multidisciplinary-based and is a primary program of our neuro-oncology program. 



 John M. Tew, Jr., M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology
Clinical Director, UC Neuroscience Institute

Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 1961
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1969
Fellowship: University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1970
Board Certification: Neurosurgery



 Myles L. Pensak, M.D., F.A.C.S.

H.B. Broidy Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Professor of Neurosurgery

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 1978
Residency: Surgery, State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY, 1980
Residency: Otolaryngology, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 1983
Fellowship: Otology/Neurotology, The Otology Group, P.C. / The E.A.R. Foundation, Nashville, TN, 1984
Board Certification: Otolaryngology and Neurotology


 Ravi N. Samy, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Assistant Professor
Pediatric & Adult Otology/Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery
Director, Adult Cochlear Implant Program
Program Director, Neurotology Fellowship

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1995
Residency: General Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, 1996
Otolaryngology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, 2000
Fellowship: Otology/Neurotolofy/Skull Base Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2002
Board Certification: Otolaryngology and Neurotology


 John C. Breneman, M.D.

Charles M. Barrett Professor of Radiation Oncology

Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 1981
Residency: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1985
Board Certification: Radiation Oncology

ronald e. warnick md

 Ronald Warnick, M.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery & Radiation Oncology; John M. Tew, Jr., MD Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology; Medical Director, University of Cincinnati Brain Tumor Center

Medical School: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1982
Internship:  New York University, New York City, 1983
Residency: New York University, New York, NY, 1989
Fellowship:  University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1991
Board Certification: Neurological Surgery

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