Daryoush Tavanaiepour

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, M.D.

Associate Professor; Chair, Department Of Neurosurgery; Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology; Medical Director, Movement Disorders

Department: Neurosurgery – Jacksonville
Business Phone: (904) 383-1022

About Daryoush Tavanaiepour

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, M.D., is the chair of the neurosurgery department at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, and a UF Health neurosurgeon in Jacksonville, Florida. He is UF Health’s medical director of the neuro-oncology program in Jacksonville and is medical director of the UF Health Skull Base Center, a multidisciplinary program which treats patients with brain and skull base tumors. He is also the medical director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at the UF Health Neuroscience Institute. He specializes in brain and skull-base tumors, deep brain stimulation, and general neurological surgery.

Additional Positions:
Associate Professor
2019 – Current · University of Florida
2019 – Current · Department of Neurosurgery
Medical Director
2013 – Current · Neuro-Oncology
Medical Director
2013 – Current · Movement Disorders
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
2012 – 2019 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDT7650 Elect Top/Neurol Surg

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
    American Board Neurological Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Neurosurgery
Areas of Interest
  • Adult Brain Tumors
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Metastatic Brain Tumor

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Utility of Anterior Atlantodens Interval Widening on Cervical Spine CT for Assessing Transverse Atlantal Ligament Injury.
Global spine journal. 13(8):2319-2326 [DOI] 10.1177/21925682221081211. [PMID] 35212239.
Current Advances in the Management of Adult Craniopharyngiomas.
Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.). 29(3):1645-1671 [DOI] 10.3390/curroncol29030138. [PMID] 35323338.
Disease Control after Radiotherapy for Adult Craniopharyngioma: Clinical Outcomes from a Large Single-Institution Series.
Journal of neuro-oncology. 157(3):425-433 [DOI] 10.1007/s11060-022-03983-z. [PMID] 35278157.
Impact of Type of Treatment Center and Access to Care on Mortality and Survival for Skull Base Chordoma and Chondrosarcoma.
Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base. 83(3):328-338 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0040-1722228. [PMID] 35769797.
Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder: A Rare Case of CNS Involvement following Renal Transplant.
Journal of clinical medicine. 11(23) [DOI] 10.3390/jcm11237058. [PMID] 36498633.
Radiologic utility of the Gehweiler and AO spine classification systems for C1 Trauma: A retrospective review from a Level I trauma center.
Journal of craniovertebral junction & spine. 13(4):432-438 [DOI] 10.4103/jcvjs.jcvjs_133_22. [PMID] 36777912.
A Rare Case of Life-Threatening Multicompartmental Spontaneous Intracranial Hemorrhage From a Grade 1 Convexity Meningioma.
Cureus. 13(11) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.19178. [PMID] 34877188.
Correction to: Proton therapy for adult medulloblastoma: Acute toxicity and disease control outcomes.
Journal of neuro-oncology. 153(3) [DOI] 10.1007/s11060-021-03798-4. [PMID] 34196917.
Current Management and Image Review of Skull Base Chordoma: What the Radiologist Needs to Know.
Journal of clinical imaging science. 11 [DOI] 10.25259/JCIS_139_2021. [PMID] 34513210.
Falx Cerebelli Meningioma: Case Report of a Rarely Occurring Tumor, Management Nuances, and Literature Review.
Journal of neurological surgery reports. 82(3):e32-e35 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0041-1735905. [PMID] 34603931.
Halo vest immobilization – an institutional review of safety in acute cervical spine injury from 2013 to 2017.
British journal of neurosurgery. 35(5):639-642 [DOI] 10.1080/02688697.2021.1947976. [PMID] 34319211.
Microsurgical Resection of a Parasellar Meningioma Invading the Cavernous Sinus, Bone, and Optic Canal: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.
Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.). 21(6):E520-E521 [DOI] 10.1093/ons/opab337. [PMID] 34510204.
Proton therapy for adult medulloblastoma: Acute toxicity and disease control outcomes.
Journal of neuro-oncology. 153(3):467-476 [DOI] 10.1007/s11060-021-03783-x. [PMID] 34105033.
Radical Resection of a Giant Epidermoid Tumor Associated With Miniature Chordoma Utilizing a Combined Endoscopic-Microscopic Technique: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.
Operative neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.). 21(2):E95-E96 [DOI] 10.1093/ons/opab130. [PMID] 33930154.
A case of a facial nerve venous malformation presenting with crocodile tear syndrome.
Surgical neurology international. 11 [DOI] 10.25259/SNI_570_2019. [PMID] 31966922.
Acute recurrent bradycardia with evoked potential loss during transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
Anaesthesia reports. 8(1):63-66 [DOI] 10.1002/anr3.12049. [PMID] 33163964.
Combined Posterior-Anterior Interbody Fusion in the Management of Traumatic Lumbosacral Dissociation: A Case Report and Review of Literature.
Cureus. 12(2) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.7089. [PMID] 32226690.
False Localizing Trigeminal V2 Sensory Loss in Vestibular Schwannoma.
Cureus. 12(7) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.9256. [PMID] 32821602.
Is Falcine Meningioma a Diffuse Disease of the Falx? Case Series and Analysis of a “Grade Zero” Resection.
Neurosurgery. 87(5):900-909 [DOI] 10.1093/neuros/nyaa038. [PMID] 32294205.
Spontaneous Cerebral Spinal Fluid Rhinorrhea with Meningocele Secondary to Congenital Foramen Rotundum Defect: A Case Report and Review of Literature.
Asian journal of neurosurgery. 15(1):187-189 [DOI] 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_228_19. [PMID] 32181200.
Brainstem Diffuse Axonal Injury and Consciousness.
Journal of clinical imaging science. 9 [DOI] 10.25259/JCIS-11-2019. [PMID] 31508267.
Isolated leptomeningeal progression from sinonasal carcinomas: Implications for staging workup and treatment.
Head & neck. 41(8):2647-2654 [DOI] 10.1002/hed.25741. [PMID] 30908735.
Proton therapy for skull-base chondrosarcoma, a single-institution outcomes study.
Journal of neuro-oncology. 142(3):557-563 [DOI] 10.1007/s11060-019-03129-8. [PMID] 30827010.
Intracranial melanotic schwannomas: a rare variant with unusual adherent features.
Journal of neuro-oncology. 136(2):299-306 [DOI] 10.1007/s11060-017-2653-z. [PMID] 29098570.
Paradoxical Distraction with Upright Position After Halo Fixation in 2 Patients with Atlanto-Occipital Dislocation.
World neurosurgery. 110:303-308 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.11.080. [PMID] 29174236.
Surgically Treated de Novo Cervicomedullary Arachnoid Cyst in Symptomatic Adult Patient.
World neurosurgery. 116:329-332 [DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.046. [PMID] 29777892.
Advances in Brain Tumor Surgery for Glioblastoma in Adults.
Brain sciences. 7(12) [DOI] 10.3390/brainsci7120166. [PMID] 29261148.
Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Partial Crossover Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of the Novel Neuromodulation System in the Treatment of Patients With Chronic Pain of Peripheral Nerve Origin.
Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society. 19(1):91-100 [DOI] 10.1111/ner.12381. [PMID] 26799373.
Extracorporeal irradiation of tumorous calvaria: a case series.
Journal of neurosurgery. 122(5):1127-30 [DOI] 10.3171/2014.9.JNS131383. [PMID] 25415068.
Fibrin Glue Injection for Cavernous Sinus Hemostasis Associated with Cranial Nerve Deficit: A Case Report.
Journal of neurological surgery reports. 76(1):e72-4 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0034-1543977. [PMID] 26251815.
Peripheral neuromodulation for treatment of chronic migraine headache.
Neurosurgery clinics of North America. 25(1):11-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nec.2013.08.010. [PMID] 24262895.
Evolution of the posterior petrosal approach.
Neurosurgical focus. 33(2) [DOI] 10.3171/2012.6.FOCUS12133. [PMID] 22853838.
Petrosal approaches to posterior circulation aneurysms.
Neurosurgical focus. 33(2) [DOI] 10.3171/2012.6.FOCUS12131. [PMID] 22853840.
Primary calcified rhabdoid meningioma of the cranio-cervical junction: A case report and review of literature.
Journal of craniovertebral junction & spine. 3(1):32-7 [DOI] 10.4103/0974-8237.110127. [PMID] 23741128.
Faculty opinions about a revised pre-clinical curriculum.
Medical education. 36(3):299-302 [PMID] 11879523.
The Otago University Medical School pre-clinical curriculum: a postgraduate student perspective.
The New Zealand medical journal. 115(1165) [PMID] 12552287.


Skull Base Neurosurgery Fellowship
2012 · Harvard Medical School
Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Fellowship
2011 · Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Neurological Surgery Residency
2010 · Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Surgery Internship
2005 · Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
2003 · University of Otago School of Medicine

Contact Details

(904) 383-1022
Business Mailing:
UF Department of Neurosurgery – Jacksonville
Tower I, Eighth Floor
580 West 8th Street
Jacksonville FL 32209
Business Street:
UF Health Neurosurgery – Jacksonville
Tower I, Eighth Floor
580 West 8th Street
Jacksonville FL 32209