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Neurological Surgery

Joshua L. Dowling, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery

Specialty Areas
Neurological Surgery
Epilepsy Surgery
Brain Tumors

Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Dowling:



News Releases Archive: Treatment Options for Acute Facial Pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia



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Patients Seen At
Neuroscience Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, C, 6
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-362-3577
Fax:   314-362-2107
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurological Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8057
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Neurological surgery, neurosurgical procedures for pain, trigeminal neuralgia, epilepsy surgery, stereotactic treatment of movement disorders, Vagus Nerve Stimulation implantation

Board Certification
Neurological Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticutt, 1985
Medical Degree: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1989
Residency: Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995
Chief Resident: Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996
Fellowship: Stereotatic and Functional Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, 1997
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Bandt SK, Werner N, Dines J, Rashid S, Eisenman LN, Hogan RE, Leuthardt EC, Dowling J. Trans-middle temporal gyrus selective amygdalohippocampectomy for medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy in adults: seizure response rates, complications, and neuropsychological outcomes. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Jul.

Hawasli AH, Buckley RT, Gao F, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD, Leonard JR, Santiago P, Stewart TJ, Park TS, Grubb RL, Dowling JL, Leuthardt EC, Rich KM, Zipfel GJ, Dacey RG, Chicoine MR. Biopsy of the superficial cortex: predictors of effectiveness and outcomes. Neurosurgery. 2013 Aug.

Blackett JW, Ferraro DJ, Stephens JJ, Dowling JL, Jaboin JJ. Trigeminal neuralgia post-styloidectomy in Eagle syndrome: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2012 Oct 2.

Nance JR, Dowling JJ, Gibbs EM, Bönnemann CG. Congenital myopathies: an update. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2012 Apr.

Creach KM, Rubin JB, Leonard JR, Limbrick DD, Smyth MD, Dacey R, Rich KM, Dowling JL, Grubb RL Jr, Linette GP, King AA, Michalski JM, Park TS, Perry A, Simpson JR, Mansur DB. Oligodendrogliomas in children. J Neurooncol. 2012 Jan.

Chicoine MR, Lim CC, Evans JA, Singla A, Zipfel GJ, Rich KM, Dowling JL, Leonard JR, Smyth MD, Santiago P, Leuthardt EC, Limbrick DD, Dacey RG. Implementation and preliminary clinical experience with the use of ceiling mounted mobile high field intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging between two operating rooms. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2011.

Ray WZ, Blackburn SL, Casavilca-Zambrano S, Barrionuevo C, Orrego JE, Heinicke H, Dowling JL, Perry A. Clinicopathologic features of recurrent dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor and rare malignant transformation: a report of 5 cases and review of the literature. J Neurooncol. 2009 Sep.

Limbrick DD Jr, Lusis EA, Chicoine MR, Rich KM, Dacey RG, Dowling JL, Grubb RL, Filiput EA, Drzymala RE, Mansur DB, Simpson JR. Combined surgical resection and stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of cerebral metastases. Surg Neurol. 2009 Mar.

Dowling J. Deep brain stimulation: current and emerging indications. Mo Med. 2008. Sept-Oct

Tabbal SD, Revilla FJ, Mink JW, Schneider-Gibson P, Wernle AR, de Erausquin GA, Perlmutter JS, Rich KM, Dowling JL. Safety and efficacy of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation performed with limited intraoperative mapping for treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Neurosurgery. 2007 Sep; 61(3 Suppl):119-27; discussion 127-9.

Leuthardt EC, Miller K, Anderson NR, Schalk G, Dowling J, Miller J, Moran DW, Ojemann JG. Electrocorticographic frequency alteration mapping: a clinical technique for mapping the motor cortex. Neurosurgery. 2007 Apr; 60(4 Suppl 2):260-70; discussion 270-1.

Dowling JL. US Counterpoint: Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts. In Johnson RE, Virgo KS eds. The Bionic Human: Health Promotion for People with Implanted Devices. Humana Press, New Jersey, 2006.

Dryzmala RE, Malyapa RS, Dowling JL, Rich, KM, Simpson, JR, Mansur DB. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia: The Washington University Initial Experience. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2005;83:148-152.

Dowling JL. Commentary on Chapter 17: Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts. In Johnson RE, Virgo KS eds. The Bionic Human: Health Promotion for People with Implanted Devices­. Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey, In Press

Altay EE, Fessler AJ, Gallagher M, Attarian HP, Dehdashti F, Vahle VJ, Ojemann J, Dowling JL, Gilliam FG. Correlation of severity of FDG-PET hypometabolism and interictal regional delta slowing in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2005 Apr.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Joshua L. Dowling

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