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John Styliaras, MD,MS

Primary Service
  • Neurosurgery
Areas of Interest Degenerative spine pathology, spine trauma, brain tumors, brain trauma, normo-pressure hydrocephalus, hydrocephalus
  • Biology and Political Science Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • Physiology and Biophysics Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Medical School
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Neurological Surgery Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Clinical Fellowship in Neurosurgery Nagoya University Hospital

Board certification
Neurological Surgeon, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Philosophy of Care 
Within my life and my practice, I have embedded and enshrined the concept of “cura personalis,” a founding Jesuit principle of my medical School, Georgetown. Loosely translated as the “care of the whole person,” I truly believe in treating a patient as a whole person, and not just as another medical record number, not just as another pathology or disease to tackle. I believe in treating patients with the dignity and respect every single person deserves, and I make sure I explain in great detail what is going on, and what are the treatment options. I believe that information and education empowers and makes me and the patient a team, in dealing with any pathology. I treat my patients like my family, and my patients and their families know that I will always be by their side and take care of them. I am humbled and honored to be part of my patients’ healthcare and their lives, and I am grateful to have found such a great home at St.Lukes and at Duluth.

Sugita Neurosurgical Scholar and Fellow,Nagoya University Hospital, 2013
Ambassador of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital, 2010
Jesuit Award for Leadership and Service, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2009
Physio Award for Academic Excellent, Georgetown University Graduate School, 2005
Dellano Mellon Theology Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2003
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2003

Journal Articles 
Styliaras J,
Dalyai R, Amgad H, Sharan A, Harrop J. “Cerebrospinal fluid leaks from penetrating injuries: Diagnosis and treatment,” ArgoSpine News & Journal, 2012 Dec; 24 (3-4): 183-187
Harrop J, Styliaras J, Ooi Y, Radcliff K, Vaccaro A, Wu C. "Contributing Factors to Surgical Site Infections," J of Am Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2012 Feb; 20 (2): 94-101
Dalyai RT, Styliaras J, Gonzalez LF, Tjoumakaris SI, Dumont AS, Rosenwasser RH, Jabbour P. "De novo basilar artery aneurysm formation after placement of a Wingspan stent," Acta Neurochir. 2011 Nov; 153(11): 2147-50
Ooi YC, Styliaras J, Sharan A. "Thalamic stimulation for Epilepsy," Neurosurg Clinic of North America. 2011 Oct; 22(4): 457-64
Popa P, Sinnot B, Styliaras J, Young M. "Policy Brief: Title VII - A vital program for the nation's health," Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, 2006 Mar; Vol 1:4

Book Chapters 
J, Vaccaro A, Leven H, Jallo J, Harrop J. "Occipital-Cervical Fusion," in Vaccaro & Baron: Operative Techniques Spine Surgery, 2nd edition, Elsevier 2012
Styliaras J, Sharan A, Birkness J, Ratliff J, Harrop J "Resection of Intradural Intramedullary or Extramedullary Spinal Tumors," in Vaccaro & Baron: Operative Techniques Spine Surgery, 2nd edition, Elsevier Publishers 2012

Styliaras JC
, “United States and Japan: Comparing and Contrasting Neurosurgical Training in 2 different Healthcare Systems,” Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, May 2014, Philadelphia
Styliaras JC, “Sugita Fellowship – Skull base neurosurgery for tumors and vascular lesions,” 12th Annual Aichi Province Regional Meeting for Neurosurgery, December 2013, Nagoya, Japan
Styliaras JC, Hassan D, Tjoumakaris S, Gonzalez F, Dumont A, Rosenwasser R, Jabbour P. "Stent Assisted Coiling of Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms: Experience in 19 patients," Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting, October 2011, Washington DC
Chandela S, Teufack S, Dalyai R, Styliaras JC, Randazzo C, Rosenwasser R, Jabbour P. "Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Under Age 35 Population: A Single Center experience in 40 patients." Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, October, 2010, San Francisco