Tulane Doctors Neurosciences


Defining Medicine. Getting you back.

Tulane Doctors Neurosciences

Defining Medicine. Getting you back to you

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Tulane Doctors Neurosciences

Defining Medicine. Getting you back to you.

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Tulane Doctors Neurosciences

Defining Medicine. Getting you back.

Tulane Doctors Neurosciences

Defining Medicine. Getting you back to you

Request an Appointment

Tulane Doctors Neurosciences

Defining Medicine.
Getting you back.

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What We Do


Diagnose, treat and manage patients with disorders that affect any part of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and neurovascular system. From spine related disorders to strokes, brain aneurysms, neuropathic pain from conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia, multiple sclerosis, and movement disorders related to conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremors, Tulane is internationally recognized for utilizing cutting edge research and state-of-the art technology to improve neurological health and quality of life.


What Sets Us Apart


  • Tulane Doctors Neurosciences provides comprehensive subspecialty care.
  • Each physician is fellowship trained and able to accommodate the most complex medical cases.
  • Tulane is one of two joint commission certified comprehensive stroke centers in the state that has special capabilities to handle all stroke patients to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • 24/7 capability to accept patient transfers.
  • 24/7 neuro-interventional radiology services.
  • 24/7 comprehensive neurosurgery services.
  • Diagnostic imaging services, including CT angiography, 3D angiography, digital x-rays, CT scans and high-resolution MR imaging.
  • Tulane’s spine program performed the first robotic spine surgery in the region, and is one of a select few national teaching and observation sites for physicians, under the expertise of Spine Program Director Dr. Chris Maulucci.


Our Specialties

Spine Program

Tulane is the first hospital in the region to invest in the Excelsius GPS spine robot, which is the most advanced spinal surgery technology, allowing unprecedented minimally invasive surgical accuracy with smaller incisions, less scarring and less blood loss, resulting in decreased pain and discomfort and faster recovery after surgery.

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Comprehensive Stroke Center

The Tulane Stroke Program has been recognized by the American Heart Association as being on the Gold Plus Elite Honor Roll, which is its highest designation for excellence in stroke care. Tulane is one of only two Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the state, and the only one in Orleans Parish.

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Spine Program

Tulane is the first hospital in the region to invest in the Excelsius GPS spine robot, which is the most advanced spinal surgery technology, allowing unprecedented minimally invasive surgical accuracy with smaller incisions, less scarring and less blood loss, resulting in decreased pain and discomfort and faster recovery after surgery.

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Comprehensive Stroke Center

The Tulane Stroke Program has been recognized by the American Heart Association as being on the Gold Plus Elite Honor Roll, which is its highest designation for excellence in stroke care. Tulane is one of only two Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the state, and the only one in Orleans Parish.

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Brain Aneurysm Center

Tulane is dedicated to providing the best prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care for patients with aneurysms.

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Functional Neurosurgery and Movement Disorders

Tulane Neurosurgery is recognized as one of the pioneer departments in the field of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, which is often referred to as “restorative neurosurgery”.

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Brain Aneurysm Center

Tulane is dedicated to providing the best prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care for patients with aneurysms.

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Functional Neurosurgery and Movement Disorders

Tulane Neurosurgery is recognized as one of the pioneer departments in the field of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, which is often referred to as “restorative neurosurgery”.

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Meet Our Physicians

Aaron S. Dumont, MD, MBA, FACS, FAHA, FAANS

Associate Dean and Vice President of Health System Clinical Affairs, Director of the Tulane Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Charles B. Wilson Professor & Chairman, Neurosurgery

Christopher Maulucci, MD, FAANS

Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Program
Vice Chairman, Neurosurgery

Robert Dallapiazza, MD, PhD

Director of Stereotactic and
Functional Neurosurgery

John Freiberg, MD

Stroke Director for
Lakeview Regional Medical Center

Justin Salerian, MD

Director of the Tulane Comprehensive Stroke Center, Director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program

Peter Amenta, MD, FAANS

Director of Cerebrovascular, Endovascular & Skull Base Surgery

John Nerva, MD

Co-Director of Cerebrovascular,
Endovascular & Skull Base Surgery

Sarah Perez, MD

Movement Disorders Neurologist
Assistant Director,
Neurology Residency Program

Neda Hidarilak, MD

Movement Disorders Neurologist

Thomas Francavilla, MD, FAANS

Spine Neurosurgeon
Covington

Phillip V. McAllister, DVM, MD, FACS

Spine Neurosurgeon
Baton Rouge General/Tulane Neurosurgery

Aaron C. Sigler, DO

Neurosurgeon
Baton Rouge General/Tulane Neurosurgery

Michele Longo, MD

General Neurologist


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