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  • Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital

  • Contact Neurosurgery

    Administrative Coordinator
    Fax: 401-444-2788

  • neurosurgeon in thoughtPhysicians, Faculty and Staff

    Our team of adult and pediatric surgeons performs approximately 2,000 neurosurgical procedures each year. Each of our neurosurgeons has specific neurosurgical subspecialty expertise.

    Curtis E. Doberstein, MD

    • Interim Chief of Neurosurgery, Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals; Director of Vascular Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital
    • Clinical Interests: cerebrovascular surgery

    Wael Asaad, MD, PhD

    • Clinical Interests: functional neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery, traumatic brain injury, Gamma Knife, general neurosurgery of the brain and spine

    Deus Cielo, MD

    • Clinical Interests: general neurosurgery, Gamma Knife

    Petra Klinge, MD, PhD

    • Clinical Interests: hydrocephalus, skull base, pediatrics 

    Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, MD, PhD

    • Director of Neurosurgical Trauma and Spinal Disorders at Rhode Island Hospital
    • Clinical Interests: general neurosurgery and complex spinal disorders

    Albert Telfeian, MD, PhD

    • Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital
    • Clinical Interests: general and pediatric neurosurgery, spinal disorders, functional neurosurgery