Brian Rothstein, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Hydrocephalus

External Appointments

University Hospitals


Rothstein BD, Selman WR. Evaluating Simulation as a Teaching Tool in Neurosurgery. Virtual Mentor. 2015; 17:33-36

Bambakidis NC1, Petrullis M, Kui X, Rothstein B, Karampelas I, Kuang Y, Selman WR, LaManna JC, Miller RH. Improvement of neurological recovery and stimulation of neural progenitor cell proliferation by intrathecal administration of Sonic hedgehog. J Neurosurg. 2012 May;116(5):1114-20

DeBoy CA, Zhang J, Dike S, Shats I, Jones M, Reich DS, Mori S, Nguyen T, Rothstein B, Miller RH, Griffen JT, Kerr DA, Calabresi PA. (2007). High Resolution Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Axonal Damage in Focal Inflammatory and Demyelinating lesions in Rat Spinal Cords. Brain, 130(8):2199-2210.

Fuller ML, DeChant AK, Rothstein B, Caprariello A, Hall AK, Miller RH. (2007) Bone Morphogenic Proteins Promote Glyosis in Demyelinating Spinal Cord Lesions. Annals of Neurology, 62(3), 288-300


Justin Singer M.D., Brian D Rothstein MD/MS., Leigh Ann McCartney RN, MBA, Revaz Kvatchrelishvili MBA-HCA, Nancy Tinsley RN, MBA, Warren Selman M.D. "Resident Physician Participation and Leadership in Neurosurgical Quality, Value and Efficiency Initiatives." Ohio State Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, April 2015

Brian D Rothstein MD/MS, Justin Singer MD, Leigh Ann McCartney RN/MBA, Revaz Kvatchrelishvili MBA-HCA, Nancy Tinsley RN/MBA, Warren Selman MD. "Initiation And Implementation Of A Resident-Driven, Cost Saving Craniotomy Pathway In An Academic Medical Center." Ohio State Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, April 2015

Jonathan Pace MD, Gabriel A Smith MD, Andra Pammunzlo BS, Brian D Rothstein MD/MS, Alan Hoffer MD. "Surgical Nuance: Unique Report of Placement of Ventriculo-Azygous Shunt for the Treatment of Hydrocephalus." Ohio State Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, April 2015

Brian D, Rothstein, Anne K Dechant, Robert H Miller, Sonic Hedgehog stimulates endogenous stem cell proliferation in the subventricular zone of brain tissue following traumatic brain injury in the adult rodent. Poster Presentation at Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2009


Doctor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Bachelor of Business Administration
University of Miami

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Pediatric Neurological Surgery Fellowship
Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Neurological Surgery Residency
UH Case Medical Center