Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD, a Neurosurgeon with UF Health – Jacksonville

Get to know Neurosurgeon Dr. Daryoush Tavanaiepour, who serves patients in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Dr. Tavanaiepour joined UF Health in 2012 and quickly established himself as one of the region’s premier neurosurgeons. His clinical specialities include functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, neurological surgery, and skull base neurosurgery. 

In his current capacity, he is the Medical Director of Neuro-Oncology & the Medical Director of Movement Disorders at UF Health Neurosurgery – Jacksonville, where he continues to champion a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. That includes collaborating with specialists from other departments and services such as endocrinology, neurology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, pathology, radiology, and TraumaOne.

University of Florida faculty neurosurgeons at UF Health Neurosurgery – Jacksonville are committed to providing comprehensive services for the diagnosis, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients suffering from diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system, including brain tumors, aneurysms, epilepsy, movement disorders, as well as spinal disease and injury. The department is part of the multidisciplinary UF Health Neuroscience Institute.

In 2016, Dr. Tavanaiepour guided the opening of the UF Health Skull Base Center – Jacksonville, which treats patients with skull base tumors and related conditions. He directs the center, which is the only one of its kind in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

In 2017, he oversaw the department’s launch of the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center, located at UF Health North. Providers offer state-of-the-art care for the treatment of all types of spine disorders, from chronic back pain to complex conditions such as adult scoliosis. Other conditions treated include intervertebral disc disease, spinal tumors, and spine deformities.

Meanwhile, Dr. Tavanaiepour serves as an Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, leading a department featuring fellowship-trained faculty members with expertise in the subspecialties of cerebral vascular and endovascular neurosurgery, complex and minimally invasive spine, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, skull base neurosurgery, neuro-trauma, and pediatric neurosurgery.

To advance his efforts, he remains a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society, the Acoustic Neuroma Association, the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, the AANS/CNS Joint Section of Neurotrauma and Critical Care, the AANS/CNS Joint Section of Tumors, the Walter Dandy Neurological Society, The Skull Base Congress, and the Florida Neurosurgical Society.

On the subject of his educational background, Dr. Tavanaiepour earned his medical degree from the University of Otago School of Medicine in New Zealand, after which he relocated to the United States. He completed his internship in surgery, his residency in neurological surgery, and his fellowship in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond. He also completed an additional fellowship in skull base neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Licensed the practice medicine in Florida and Virginia, the doctor is board-certified through the American Board of Neurological Surgery, whose broad aim is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the science of neurological surgery and thereby serve the cause of public health. 

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. Neurosurgeons are doctors who diagnose and treat problems with the nervous system, often by performing surgery on the brain or spine. They treat strokes, tumors, cervical and lumbar disc disease, infections, and head or spinal cord injuries.

On a more personal note, Dr. Tavanaiepour speaks English and Farsi. 

Learn More about Dr. Daryoush Tavanaiepour:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/81490049-Daryoush-Tavanaiepour-Neurosurgeon or through UF Health – Jacksonville, https://ufhealthjax.org/doctors/2260/daryoush-tavanaiepour/

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