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Arnold Vardiman, MD

Diplomate American Board of Neurological Surgery

OFFICE ADDRESS:

4410 Medical Drive, Suite 610
San Antonio, Texas 78229

Phone: (210) 614-2453
Fax: (210) 614-2735

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital
Methodist Transplant and Specialty Hospital
Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital
North Central Baptist Hospital
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital
Marc ASC

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas
Degree: BA in Biology, 1985

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
Degree: Doctor of Medicine, 1989

INTERNSHIP:

General Surgery
Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX 1989-1990

RESIDENCY:

Neurological Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas , TX 1990-1995
Duke Samson, M.D. (Chairman)

SPECIALTY TRAINING:

Instrumentation of Adult Spine
Barrow Neurologic Institute, Phoenix, AZ 1993-1994
Volker Sonntag, M.D.

RESEARCH:

CURRENT
Intraoperative Angiography for Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery
Operating Room Safety, Efficiency, and Workflow
Intraoperative Imaging Techniques for Lead Placement in Deep Brain Stimulation
Mechanisms of Fatigue, Wear, and Failure in Deep Brain Stimulation Implants
Minimally Invasive Techniques for Microvascular Decompression/Trigeminal Neuralgia
Minimally Invasive Techniques for Spinal Intradural Applications
Motion-Sparing Technology for Occipital-Cervical Fusion
Intrathecal Saline Infusion for Intractable Intracranial Hypotension

(UTSWMC) Chilton Fellowship in Biochemistry
May 1985 – August 1986

UNDERGRADUATE

Isolation of a myositic variant in the Coxsackie B3 Virus
Preceptor: Dr. C. H. Gauntt, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

Chilton Fellowship in Biochemistry
May 1985 – August 1986 Neurosurgical Intensive Care

LICENSURE:

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, 1986

HONORARY AWARDS:

America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016,
The American Registry Patients’ Choice Award 2015, Vitals
America’s Top Surgeons, 2014
Top Doctor, Castle Connolly, 2016-2007
Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patients’ Choice, 2014-2010
Texas Super Doctors, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2008-2015
Best Doctors in San Antonio, 2008-2013
Best Doctors in America, 2008-2013, 2015-2016
Academic Scholarship (1984-1985), St. Mary’s University
Presidential Ambassador (1984-1985), St. Mary’s University
Dean’s List, St. Mary’s University
Who’s Who American Universities and Colleges

LICENSURE:

Texas, #9010, February 22, 1991

CERTIFICATION:

The American Board of Neurological Surgery
May 28, 1999, Certificate #99061

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX
2006 to present

PRIVATE PRACTICE:

Arnold B. Vardiman, M.D.
4410 Medical Drive, Suite 600
San Antonio, TX, July 1, 1995 – June 30, 1998

Neurosurgical Associates of San Antonio, P.A.
4410 Medical Drive, Suite 610
San Antonio, TX, July 1, 1998 to present

STAFF APPOINTMENTS:

Chief, Department of Neurosurgery
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital
2004-2006

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS:

Instructor, Medtronic Visiting Surgeon Program, Physicians trained
from following locations:
Kansas University; Houston, Texas; College Station, Texas;
Weslaco, Texas; Corpus Christi, Texas; Baytown, Texas;
University of Kansas; Englewood, Colorado;
Albuquerque, New Mexico; Tyler, Texas;
Colorado Springs, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska;
St. Clairsville, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; Austin, Texas;
Virginia Tech, Roanoke, Virginia; Kansas City, Kansas;
Temple,Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Lubbock, Texas;
SAMMC Medical Center

Faculty, PRL DBS Training, November 18, 2011

Instructor, Deep Brain Stimulation, Visiting Surgeons Program, Medtronic

Instructor, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Visiting Surgeons Program, Medtronic

Instructor, Neurosurgery Board Review Course
The Osler Institute
Houston, TX – November 9-11, 2003

Instructor, Neurosurgery Board Review Course
The Osler Institute
Houston, TX – November 18, 2002

Faculty, “Minimal Access Spinal Technologies Hands-on-Lab”
Medtronic Sofamor Danek
Satellite Training Center and Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital
San Antonio, TX – May 4, 2002

Instructor, Neurosurgery Board Review Course
The Osler Institute
Houston, TX – November 2001

Instructor, Neurosurgery Board Review Course
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting
San Diego, CA – September 30, 2001

METRx System, Current Concepts in Minimally Invasive Discectomy, Memphis, TN, October 2000.

Instructor, Neurosurgery Board Review Course
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting
San Antonio, TX – September 23 & 24, 2000

Instructor, Posterior Cervical Spine Stabilization Workshop,
Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves,
February 1994

Part-time Faculty, Department of Biology,
Laboratory Teaching Assistant-General Biology, Physiology, 1984

SPECIAL TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS:

Globus Medical Secure-C Cervical Artificial Disc
Surgeon Training Program
February 25, 2013

Synthes Artificial Cervical Disc Training
February 25, 2013

Medtronic Prestige Artificial Cervical Disc Training

Leksell Gamma Knife Training
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital
San Antonio, TX
August 7-8, 2010

Endoscopic Techniques in Neurosurgery, Aesculap Academy,
January 21-22, 2005

Charite Artificial Disc, March 17, 2005

Operative Laser Certification

ORGANIZATIONS:

Texas Medical Association
Bexar County Medical Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American College of Surgeons

INVITED FACULTY:

METRx System, Current Concepts in Minimally Invasive Discectomy, Memphis, TN, October 2000.

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Cerebral Aneurysm Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management, San Antonio, TX, September 26, 2000.

International Essential Tremor Foundation Conference, San Antonio, TX, January 24, 2004.

Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, Surgery for Movement Disorders, Austin, TX, May 14, 2004.

Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, Minimally Invasive Intradural Spine Surgery, Grapevine, TX, May 13, 2005.

PUBLICATIONS:

Deshmukh V, Vardiman AB, Morgan, Jr., HW. Nonunion. Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management (2nd ed), Chapter 157, 2005.

Vardiman AB, Dickman CA, Sonntag VKHS, Spetzler RF. Cervical myelopathy secondary to epidural venous varices treated with sigmoid sinus to internal jugular vein bypass. BNI Quarterly.

D’Alise MD, Benzel EC, Hart BL, Vardiman AB. Evaluation of the cervical spine following trauma. Spine Surgery, Chapter 51 A Benzel E (ed). Churchill Livingstone 1997.

Vardiman AB, Morgan H, D’Alise. Nonunion: Prevention and Management. Spine Surgery. Chapter 97 A Benzel E (ed). Churchill Livingstone 1997.

Vardiman AB, Dickman CA, Sonntag VKHS. Anterior retropharyngeal approach to the craniovertebral junction. Surgery of the Craniovertebral Junction, (eds) Dickman CA, Sonntag VKHS, Spetzler RF. Thieme 1997.

Vardiman AB, Dickman CA, Sonntag VKHS. Thoracic Spine Instrumentation. Techniques in Neurosurgery Vol. 1 No. 4 p240-256 1996.

D’Alise MD, Vardiman AB, Kopitnik TA, Batjer HH. External Carotid-to-middle-cerebral bypass in the treatment of complex internal carotid injury. The Journal of Trauma: Injury Infection and Critical Care Vol. 40 No. 3 p452-455 March 1996.

Sonntag VKHS, Vardiman AB. Anterior Odontoid Screw Fixation.
Principles of Spinal Surgery. p1039-1050 (eds) Arnold Menenzes, Volker Sonntag. McGraw Hill 1996.

Vardiman AB, Kopitnik TA, Purdy PD, Batjer HH, Samson DS.
Treatment of traumatic arterial vasospasm with intra-arterial papaverine infusion: A case report. AJNR 16:319-321, February 1995.

Vardiman AB, Dickman CA, Sonntag VKHS. The Modified
Anterolateral Retropharyngeal Approach to the Craniovertebral
Junction: Anatomical and Practical Considerations. BNI Quarterly Vol. 10 No. 3 p25-34 1994.

Vardiman AB. Neurotrauma. The Parkland Trauma Handbook. P87- 97 (ed) Miguel A. Lopez-Viego, Mosby 1993.

Vardiman AB, MacDonald PC, Casey LM, Cotam LG.
Dehydroisoandrosterone therapeutics: Inhibition of prostaglandin H2
synthase activity in mouse kidney by dehydroisoandrosterone feeding. Abstract, Twenty-Fifth Annual Southwestern Medical Student Research Forum, 1986.

McCarter R, McGee J, Witherspoon S, Gauntt CJ, Vardiman AB.
Effects of viral infection on the contraction of the diaphragm in mice.
Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 182:308-314, 1986.

PRESENTATIONS:

Vardiman AB, D’Alise MD, Kopitnik TA, Giller CA, Batjer HH. Vertebral Artery Injuries Associated with Cervical Fractures Involving the Foramen Transversarium. Poster presentation at AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, February 1994.

Knightly JJ, Dickman C, Vardiman AB, Ronderos J, Sonntag VKHS. Roller Coaster Induced Hyperflexion Injury: The Domino Effect After Treatment of an Upper Cervical Kyphosis. Poster presentation at AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, February 1994.

Knightly JJ, Dickman C, Vardiman AB, Ronderos J, Sonntag VKHS. Treatment Preferences for Type II Odontoid Fractures. Poster presentation at AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, February 1994.

Vardiman AB, Dynamic Flexion Extension Evaluation of the Cervical Spine. The 45 th Annual Meeting of the Arizona Society of Radiologic Technologist, Phoenix, Arizona, June 5, 1994.

Vardiman AB, Dickman C, Sonntag VKHS. A Comparison of the Transoral and Anterolateral Retropharyngeal Approaches to the Cranioverteral Junction. Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society Meeting, June 16, 1994.

Ronderos JF, Knightly JJ, Vardiman AB, Dickman CA, Sonntag VKHS. Pull Out Strength of Tapped Versus Untapped Cortical Screws in the Cervical Spine. Poster presentation at AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, February 1994.

A Comparison of the Transoral and Anterolateral Retropharyngeal Approaches to the Craniovertebral Junction. Poster Presentation at Annual Meeting of CNS, October 1994.

Krueger WO, Kingman TA, Vardiman AB, Rafa J. CSF leaks following translabyrinthe resection of acoustic neuromas. Presentation at North American Skull Base Society Meeting, March 1996.

Deep Brain Stimulation: The San Antonio Experience. Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons Meeting. San Antonio, TX, May 2000.

Cerebral Aneurysm Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 26, 2000.

Alamo Area Parkinson’s Support Group, Tenth Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium, San Antonio, TX, June 22, 2002.

Vardiman AB, Hilton DL, Minimally Invasive Approach for Far Lateral Lumbar Disc Herniations Using the METRx-MD System, Poster Presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003.

Vardiman AB, Hilton DL, Minimally Invasive Techniques for Intradural Applications, Oral and poster presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003.

Hilton DL, Vardiman AB, Recurrent Outpatient Lumbar Disc Surgery Using Minimally Invasive Tubular Retractor (MITR), Poster Presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003

Hilton, DL, Vardiman AB, Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy with Three Dimensional Visualization with Minimally Invasive Tubular Retractor (MITR), Poster Presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003.

Vardiman AB, DBS for Parkinson’s Disease Conference, Corpus Christi, TX, July 16, 2004.

ABSTRACTS/POSTERS:

Vardiman AB,Dengler, B. “Suspension Suture: Technique to Avoid Hardware Complications in Deep Brain Stimulation Implantation.”
Digital Poster, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 19-23, 2013(Finalization)

Vardiman AB,Dengler, B. “Early experience with Intraoperative O-Arm use during DBS surgery.” Digital Poster, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 19-23, 2013(Finalization)

Vardiman AB, Dengler, B. “A potential low frequency source of Post operative wound infections.”Digital Poster, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 19-23, 2013(Finalization)

Vardiman AB, Andrade, N. “Capillary Action: Impact on Deep Brain Stimulation System Integrity.” Digital Poster, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 6-10, 2012.

Vardiman AB, “An Internet Based Resource to Facilitate DBS Education.” Digital Poster, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 15-20, 2007.

Vardiman AB, “Kaizen: A model for continuous improvement in the operating room.” Digital Poster, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 15-20, 2007.

Vardiman AB, “Single Stage Technique for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) Placement.” Digital Poster, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 15-20, 2007.

Vardiman AB, Hilton, DL, Fichtel FM. “Minimally Invasive Surgery Using the METRx-MD System: Techniques for Intradural Applications.” Digital Poster, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 15-20, 2007.

Vardiman AB, Hilton, DL, Fichtel FM. “Same Day Surgery for Intradural Tumors: A report of 3 cases.” Digital Poster, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 15-20, 2007.

Hilton DL, Vardiman AB. Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy with Three Dimensional Visualization with Minimally Invasive Tubular Retractor (MITR), Poster Presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003.

Hilton DL, Vardiman AB. Recurrent Outpatient Lumbar Disc Surgery Using Minimally Invasive Tubular Retractor (MITR), Poster Presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003.

Vardiman AB, Hilton DL. Minimally Invasive Techniques for Intradural Applications, Oral and Poster Presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003.

Vardiman AB, Hilton DL. Minimally Invasive Approach for Far Lateral Lumbar Disc Herniations Using the METRx-MD System, Poster Presentation, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2003.

Krueger WO, Kingman TA, Vardiman AB, Rafa J. CSF leaks following translabyrinthine resection of acoustic neuromas. Presentation at North American Skull Base Society Meeting, March 1996.

Vardiman AB. A Comparison of the Transoral and Anterolateral Retropharyngeal Approaches to the Craniovertebral Junction. Poster Presentation at Annual Meeting of CNS, October 1994.

Ronderos, JK, Knightly JJ, Vardiman AB, Dickman CA, Sonntag VKHS. Pull Out Strength of Tapped Versus Untapped Cortical Screws in the Cervical Spine. Poster Presentation at AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, February 1994.

Knightly JJ, Dickman CA, Vardiman AB, Ronderos J, Sonntag VKHS. Treatment Preferences for Type II Odontoid Fractures. Poster Presentation at AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, February 1994.

Knightly JJ, Dickman CA, Vardiman AB, Ronderos J, Sonntag VKHS. Roller Coaster Induced Hyperflexion Injury: The Domino Effect After Treatment of an Upper Cervical Kyphosis. Poster Presentation at AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, February 1994.

Vardiman AB, D’Alise MD, Kopitnik TA, Giller CA, Batjer HH. Vertebral Artery Injuries Associated with Cervical Fractures Involving the Foramen Transversarium. Poster Presentation at AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, February 1994.

INVITED SPEAKER:

Vardiman AB, Deep Brain Stimulation in the management of movement disorders.San Antonio Moves Community Research Education and Events for Movement Disorders January 4, 2015

Vardiman AB, Historical Lessons for Current Applications for Functional NeurosurgeryTexas Association of Neurological Surgeons 2014 Annual Meeting
March 2, 2014

Vardiman AB, Update on Surgery for Movement Disorders, Fifth Annual Parkinson Disease SymposiumNew Braunfels, TX, October 5, 2013

Vardiman AB, Treatment of Movement Disorders -Past and Present, Healthsouth RIOSA Neurorehabilitation Conference, Omni, May 18, 2013

Vardiman AB, Building and Maintaining a Successful DBS Program, Spine Business Summit, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, January 30-31, 2013

Vardiman AB, Sports Related Concussion, Identification and Management. NFL-Army, Army All-Star Game Coaches Educational Meeting, Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX, January 4, 2013.

Vardiman AB. Deep Brain Stimulation, Clinical Experience and Lessons Learned, Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, November 30, 2012.

Vardiman AB, Brain and Spine Conference, NW Marriott, San Antonio, TX, October 2, 2011.

Vardiman AB, Alvarez MD. APDA Walk-A-Thon, McAllister Park and AQTS, Boot Camp at McKenna Events Center, San Antonio, TX, May 14, 2011.

Vardiman AB, Parkinson’s Public Forum, San Antonio, TX, March 1, 2008.

Vardiman AB, Grand Rounds, Craniocervical Junction Topics Methodist Healthcare System, Department of Orthopaedics San Antonio, TX, September 27, 2006.

Vardiman AB. Learning About Essential Tremor: Diagnosis and Treatment Options, International Essential Tremor Foundation, Austin, TX, October 22, 2005.

Vardiman AB. Minimally Invasive Intradural Surgery, Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, Grapevine, TX, May 14, 2005.

Vardiman AB. DBS for Parkinson’s Disease Conference, Corpus Christi, TX, July 16, 2004.

Vardiman AB. Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, Surgery for Movement Disorders, Austin, TX, May 14, 2004.

Vardiman AB. Internal Essential Tremor Foundation Conference, San Antonio, TX, January 24, 2004.

Vardiman AB. Alamo Area Parkinson’s Support Group, Tenth Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium, San Antonio, TX, June 22, 2002.

Vardiman AB. Cerebral Aneurysm Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 26, 2000.

Vardiman AB. Deep Brain Stimulation: The San Antonio Experience. Texas Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons Meeting. San Antonio, TX, May 2000.

Vardiman AB, Dickman CA, Sonntag VKHS. A Comparison of the Transoral and Anterolateral Retropharyngeal Approaches to the Craniovertebral Junction. Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society Meeting, June 16, 1994.

Vardiman AB. Dynamic Flexion Extension Evaluation of the Cervical Spine. The 45thAnnual Meeting of the Arizona Society of Radiologic Technologist, Phoenix, AZ, June 5, 1994