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Kadir Erkmen, MDKadir Erkmen, MD


Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Director, Director of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program

Telephone: 215-707-7200

Email: kadir.erkmen@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Neurosurgery



Educational Background:


Undergraduate Degree, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Internship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Fellowship, Skull Base and Vascular Neurosurgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK


Fellowship, Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of Texas, Houston, TX


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Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons

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Professional Affiliations:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Acoustic Neuroma Association
  • American Heart Association, Stroke Council
  • North American Skull Base Society

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clinical Interests:

  • Cerebral vascular diseases - brain aneurysm, brain arteriovenous malformation, cavernous malformation, stroke, carotid artery stenosis
  • Skull base tumors - acoustic neuroma, meningioma
  • Brain tumors - glioma, metastasis, pituitary adenoma

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26132625. Arko L, Quach E, Sukul V, Desai A, Gassie K, Erkmen K, Cranio-orbito-zygomatic approach for a previously coiled/recurrent giant MCA aneurysm in a hybrid angio/OR suite. Neurosurg Focus 39 Video Suppl 1:(V8)2015 Jul

24527822. Dunn IF, Bi WL, Erkmen K, Kadri PA, Hasan D, Tang CT, Pravdenkova S, Al-Mefty O, Medial acoustic neuromas: clinical and surgical implications. J Neurosurg 120:5(1095-104)2014 May

23887194. Valdes PA, Bekelis K, Harris BT, Wilson BC, Leblond F, Kim A, Simmons NE, Erkmen K, Paulsen KD, Roberts DW, 5-Aminolevulinic acid-induced protoporphyrin IX fluorescence in meningioma: qualitative and quantitative measurements in vivo. Neurosurgery 10 Suppl 1:(74-82; discussion 82-3)2014 Mar

23253611. Teng YD, Benn SC, Kalkanis SN, Shefner JM, Onario RC, Cheng B, Lachyankar MB, Marconi M, Li J, Yu D, Han I, Maragakis NJ, Lládo J, Erkmen K, Redmond DE Jr, Sidman RL, Przedborski S, Rothstein JD, Brown RH Jr, Snyder EY, Multimodal actions of neural stem cells in a mouse model of ALS: a meta-analysis. Sci Transl Med 4:165(165ra164)2012 Dec 19

23198833. Desai A, Bekelis K, Zhao W, Ball PA, Erkmen K, Association of a higher density of specialist neuroscience providers with fewer deaths from stroke in the United States population. J Neurosurg 118:2(431-6)2013 Feb

22880718. Bekelis K, Desai A, Zhao W, Gibson D, Gologorsky D, Eskey C, Erkmen K, Computed tomography angiography: improving diagnostic yield and cost effectiveness in the initial evaluation of spontaneous nonsubarachnoid intracerebral hemorrhage. J Neurosurg 117:4(761-6)2012 Oct

22795806. Hartford AC, Paravati AJ, Spire WJ, Li Z, Jarvis LA, Fadul CE, Rhodes CH, Erkmen K, Friedman J, Gladstone DJ, Hug EB, Roberts DW, Simmons NE, Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery without whole-brain radiation therapy for brain metastases: potential role of preoperative tumor size. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85:3(650-5)2013 Mar 1

22632175. Desai A, Bekelis K, Erkmen K, Minimally invasive tubular retractor system for adequate exposure during surgical obliteration of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas with the aid of indocyanine green intraoperative angiography. J Neurosurg Spine 17:2(160-3)2012 Aug

22537133. Bekelis K, Missios S, Desai A, Eskey C, Erkmen K, Magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance angiography fusion technique for intraoperative navigation during microsurgical resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurg Focus 32:5(E7)2012 May

22494581. Jarvis LA, Simmons NE, Bellerive M, Erkmen K, Eskey CJ, Gladstone DJ, Hug EB, Roberts DW, Hartford AC, Tumor bed dynamics after surgical resection of brain metastases: implications for postoperative radiosurgery. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:4(943-8)2012 Nov 15

23984208. Bekelis K, Meiklejohn DA, Missios S, Harris B, Saunders JE, Erkmen K, Ganglioneuroma of the internal auditory canal presenting as a vestibular schwannoma. Skull Base Rep 1:2(89-94)2011 Nov

21804490. Bekelis K, Eskey C, Erkmen K, Labropoulos N, Burdette T, Stotland M, Durham S, Scalp arteriovenous malformation associated with a superior sagittal sinus, sinus pericranii. Int Angiol 30:5(488-92)2011 Oct

21529179. Bekelis K, Valdés PA, Erkmen K, Leblond F, Kim A, Wilson BC, Harris BT, Paulsen KD, Roberts DW, Quantitative and qualitative 5-aminolevulinic acid-induced protoporphyrin IX fluorescence in skull base meningiomas. Neurosurg Focus 30:5(E8)2011 May

21529168. Taha AN, Erkmen K, Dunn IF, Pravdenkova S, Al-Mefty O, Meningiomas involving the optic canal: pattern of involvement and implications for surgical technique. Neurosurg Focus 30:5(E12)2011 May

16122216. Erkmen K, Pravdenkova S, Al-Mefty O, Surgical management of petroclival meningiomas: factors determining the choice of approach. Neurosurg Focus 19:2(E7)2005 Aug 15

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