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Dhruve S Jeevan, MD, MA(Cantab.)

Dr. Dhruve S Jeevan, MD is excited to join Central Texas Brain & Spine, and partner with Dr Patel in building a comprehensive neurosurgical service in Central Texas.

Dr. Jeevan is committed to providing outstanding care and expertise to both his adult and pediatric patients and their families.

Dr Jeevan specializes in the management of neurosurgical disorders of all ages, including prenatal congential anomalies, as well as minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques.

Education

Degrees

  • MA, University of Cambridge, UK
  • MD, University of Oxford, UK

Residencies

  • Neurosurgery - New York Medical College

Fellowship

  • Complex Spine - New York Medical College
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery, - Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada

Expertise:

  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Congential Anomalies of the CNS
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Brain tumor surgery (benign and malignant tumors)
  • Spine tumor surgery (benign and malignant tumors)
  • Minimally invasive and endoscopic neurosurgery
  • Degenerative disc disease (cervical and lumbar)
  • Complex spine surgery (degenerative spine disease, degenerative scoliosis, spinal instrumentation and reconstruction)
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Neuropathy)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Cranio-cerebral and Spine trauma

Research Interests:

  • Deep Brain Stimulation - refining targeting and imaging
  • Craniofacial - Venous anomalies and imaging
  • Brain Tumor - Molecular pathways for metastatic disease
  • Radiation reduction in pediatric imaging

Professional Associations:

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons - Pediatric Section
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons - Tumor Section
  • Texas Association of Nerurological Surgeons

About your surgeon

"Dedicated to the care of children and adults, we work tirelessly to facilitate and advance world class care and achieve the best possible outcomes for patients with neurosurgical needs.” - D. Jeevan

Dr. Jeevan is a compassionate and caring adult and pediatric neurosurgeon. Born in London, England he completed a Masters in Neurosciences at Cambridge University, UK. He went on to attend Oxford University School of Medicine, UK, to attain his medical degree and graduate with merit. After completing two years post-graduate training at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, Dr Jeevan immigrated to the USA where he completed his Neurosurgical Residency and Chief Residency at New York Medical College. During that time he also served as a fellow in Complex Spine.  After completing his training, Dr. Jeevan pursued sub-specialty training in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto in Canada.

After fellowship he joined the Department of Neurological Surgery at Baylor Scott & White in Temple TX as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery co-ordinated neurosurgical care at McClane Children's Hospital. There he cared for pediatric patients with brain and spinal cord tumors, congenital spinal anomalies, hydrocephalus and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. He also directed the movement disorder program and re-established a Deep Brain Simulator program for the management of movement disorders.

Dr. Jeevan specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of pediatric brain and spinal disorders, including hydrocephalus, craniosynostosis, spasticity, spinal dysraphisms, epilepsy, and vascular malformations such as Moyamoya, arteriovenous malformations and cavernous malformations. While practicing a broad range of pediatric neurosurgery, his sub-specialty interests lies in the treatment of congenital craniovertebral junction anomalies, cervical spine trauma, and functional neurosurgery.

In an effort to decrease operative time and morbidity as well as hospital stay heutilizes endoscopic assistance to perform common procedures through smaller incisions. This is currently seen in the management of craniosynostosis, Chiari malformations and in certain forms of hydrocephalus. 

Dr. Jeevan also practices general adult neurosurgery, focusing on primary brain tumors and brain metastasis, cervical and lumbar herniated discs, and spinal degeneration and fractures, utilizing advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques where applicable. He is particularly interested in continuing care of adults with congenital pediatric neurosurgical pathology such as hydrocephalus (including normal pressure hydrocephalus), epilepsy, tethered cords, Chiari malformations, and spasticity.

Along with Dr Patel, Dr Jeevan continues to grow a movement disorder program throughout central texas, utilizing Deep Brain Stimulation to treat Movement Disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, Dystonia, and Essential Tremor, along with other disorders.

Throughout his career Dr Jeevan has been actively involved in neuroscience research with intrests in craniofacial anomalies, publishing a landmark study in associated venous anomalies. He has also advocated for radiation reduction in the imaging of pediatric head truama, and new techniques in neuro-imaging. He has published academic papers in leading journals and textbooks, including Journal of Neurosurgery, Child's Nervous System, and Anticancer Research.

Dr. Jeevan is excited to join Central Texas Brain & Spine, and is committed to providing outstanding care and expertise to both his adult and pediatric patients and their families. 


Publications

 

  1. Endovascular treatment of a large ruptured middle cerebral artery bifurcation aneurysm in a 5-week-old infant: case report. Lyon KA, Arrey EN, Haider AS, Jeevan DS, Benardete EA. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Oct;20(4):357-363. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.PEDS17116. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
  2. Molecular Pathways Mediating Metastases to the Brain via Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition: Genes, Proteins, and Functional Analysis. Jeevan DS, Cooper JB, Braun A, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M. Anticancer Res. 2016 Feb;36(2):523-32.
  3. Malignant carotid body tumor presenting with myelopathy: case report. Jeevan DS, Saleh M, LaBagnara M, Neil JA, Hillard VH. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Apr;24(4):660-3. doi: 10.3171/2015.8.SPINE13483. Epub 2016 Jan 1.
  4. Minimizing Radiation Exposure in Evaluation of Pediatric Head Trauma: Use of Rapid MR Imaging. Mehta H, Acharya J, Mohan AL, Tobias ME, LeCompte L, Jeevan D. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Jan;37(1):11-8. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A4464. Epub 2015 Sep 17.
  5. Involvement of mTOR signaling pathways in regulating growth and dissemination of metastatic brain tumors via EMT. Kwasnicki A, Jeevan D, Braun A, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M. Anticancer Res. 2015 Feb;35(2):689-96.
  6. Cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephaloceles of temporal bone origin: nuances to diagnosis and management. Jeevan DS, Ormond DR, Kim AH, Meiteles LZ, Stidham KR, Linstrom C, Murali R. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr;83(4):560-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.12.011. Epub 2014 Dec 13.
  7. Modern endovascular treatments of occlusive pediatric acute ischemic strokes: case series and review of the literature. Hu YC, Chugh C, Jeevan D, Gillick JL, Marks S, Stiefel MF. Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 May;30(5):937-43. doi: 10.1007/s00381-013-2313-3. Epub 2013 Nov 10. Review..
  8. Hemorrhagic ganglioglioma of the posterior fossa: case report. Jeevan DS, Neil JA, Mohan A, Tobias M. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2013;49(1):33-7. doi: 10.1159/000353992. Epub 2013 Oct 29..
  9. Targeting cancer stem cells in glioblastoma multiforme using mTOR inhibitors and the differentiating agent all-trans retinoic acid. Friedman MD, Jeevan DS, Tobias M, Murali R, Jhanwar-Uniyal M. Oncol Rep. 2013 Oct;30(4):1645-50. doi: 10.3892/or.2013.2625. Epub 2013 Jul 18.
  10. Deconstructing mTOR complexes in regulation of Glioblastoma Multiforme and its stem cells. Jhanwar-Uniyal M, Jeevan D, Neil J, Shannon C, Albert L, Murali R. Adv Biol Regul. 2013 May;53(2):202-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jbior.2012.10.001. Epub 2012 Oct 26. Review.
  11. Abnormal venous drainage in syndromic craniosynostosis and the role of CT venography. Jeevan DS, Anlsow P, Jayamohan J. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Dec;24(12):1413-20. doi: 10.1007/s00381-008-0667-8. Epub 2008 Jun 25.