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Curtis Doberstein, M.D.

Doberstein, Curtis
Hospital Affiliations:
Rhode Island Hospital
The Miriam Hospital
Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center
Medical School: McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Residency: UCLA Medical Center
Area of Expertise:
Brain Aneurysms
Brain Tumor
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

Curtis Doberstein, MD, is the interim chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, and the director of vascular neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. Doberstein received his medical degree in 1988 from McGill University in Montreal and completed his residency in neurosurgery and fellowship at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Doberstein has been board-certified by the American Board of Neurosurgery since 2000. He served as interim chairman of neurosurgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University from 2007 to 2010. In 1995, Doberstein joined the Neurosurgery Foundation and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is an associate professor (clinical) in the department of neurosurgery at Brown and serves as the Brown University neurosurgery residency program director. He directs the section of vascular neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurologic Surgeons and serves as a MOC/CME committee member for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Doberstein specializes in surgery on the blood vessels of the brain, neck and spinal column. He sees many patients with circulatory problems such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and carotid artery disease. He also treats people with nervous system tumors, including those of the brain and the skull base. Patients with degenerative spine disorders comprise another large part of his practice.

Research Interests

Curtis Doberstein, MD has conducted basic-science research on apoptosis after stroke and cerebral metabolic alterations following closed head injuries.

At present, he is investigating clinical outcomes following the removal of plaque from a carotid artery. He has performed over 500 of these surgeries. Specifically, he is exploring the feasibility of same-day discharge after carotid endarterectomry.

Office Locations:

Neurosurgery Foundation
593 Eddy St APC 6
Providence, RI 02903
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Phone: 401-793-9169
Fax: 401-444-2761