Education

Residency
Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1965
Fellowship
Neuropathology, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1962
Residency
Surgery, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1960
Internship
Rotating, US Naval Hospital, 1956
Degree
MD, New York Medical College, 1955

Medical Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery
American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1968

State License

G5819
  • About Me

    About Me

    Professor of Spinal Neurosurgery. Dr. Batzdorf's primary clinical and research focus is on the treatment of  Chiari Malformation and syringomyelia and spinal cord tumors.

    HOSPITAL POSITIONS

    • Courtesy Staff, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, 1999-present
    • Attending Physician, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1979-present
    • Associate Attending Physician, UCLA Medical Center, 1971-1979
    • Assistant Attending Physician, UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, 1968-1971
    • Attending Physician, Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital, Los Angeles, 1967-1993
    • Consulting Physician, Saint John's Hospital and Health Center, Santa Monica, 1993-1999
    • Medical Staff, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California, 1977-1993

    ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

    • Resident Ombudsman 2000-present
    • Member, UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center, 1994-present
    • Professor, Department of Surgery/Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1979-present
    • Co-Executive Director, UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center, UCLA Medical Center, 1994-1999
    • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery/Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1971-1979
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery/Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1968-1971
    • Assistant Professor-In-Residence, Department of Surgery/Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1966-1968
    • Assistant Instructor in Biochemistry, New York Medical College, 1950-1953

    MEMBERSHIP, MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS

    • American Association for Cancer Research
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Association for Academic Surgery
    • Bay Surgical Society
    • Brain Research Institute, UCLA
    • California Association of Neurological Surgeons
    • California Medical Association
    • Cervical Spine Research Society
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    • International Association for the Study of Pain
    • Joint Section of Spinal Disorders, AANS and CNS
    • Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
    • Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
    • Longmire Surgical Society
    • Los Angeles Society of Neuroloical Sciences
    • L'Union Internationale contre le Cancer
    • Southern California Neurosurgical Society
    • Tissue Culture Association
    • Western Neurosurgical Society

    Links

  • Locations
    Address
    300 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Ste B200
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-794-1572
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery
    American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1968

    Education

    Residency
    Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 1965
    Fellowship
    Neuropathology, UC San Francisco School of Medicine, 1962
    Residency
    Surgery, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1960
    Internship
    Rotating, US Naval Hospital, 1956
    Degree
    MD, New York Medical College, 1955
  • Clinical Interests
    • Adult Tethered Cord
    • Chiari Malformation
    • Syringomyelia
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Research

    Publications