Ian G. Dorward, MD

Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery

Specialties

  • Complex & revision cervical reconstruction surgery
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Complex spinal deformity surgery

Call 314-362-3577 for Patient Appointments


My primary goals are to: 1) educate you about your problem and its solution, and 2) maximize results while minimizing the risk of complications.

Dr. Dorward

Education

BA, University of Colorado Boulder, CO
1996 – 2000

MD, Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2001 – 2005

Residency

Department of Neurosurgery Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2005 – 2012

Fellowship

Registrar, Neurosurgery (Cerebrovascular), Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
2010

Research Fellowship with Dr. Lawrence Lenke
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2010 -2011

Fellowship, Research, Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2010 – 2011

Fellowship, Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2012-2013

Fellowship, Spinal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2012 – 2013


Research focus

Interests include the use of large databases for the assessment of outcomes in neurosurgery. Other interests include narrative medicine (fiction and creative nonfiction writing related to medicine), medical device development, and healthcare entrepreneurship.

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Honors & leadership roles

  • Tae Sun Park, M.D. Award for Excellence on the Neurosurgery Written Board Examination, 2010, 2011
  • Robert L. Grubb, Jr., M.D. Neurosurgical Resident Clinical Excellence Award, 2009
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Book Prize (“Awarded to a member of the graduating class who has performed outstandingly for the entire medical course”), Washington University School of Medicine Class of 2005
  • Recipient of full-tuition merit scholarship for final year at Washington University School of Medicine, 2004
  • James L. O’Leary Neuroscience Prize, Washington University School of Medicine, 2003

Editorial responsibilities

Ad hoc reviewer, Neurosurgery


Board certifications

Board Certified in Neurological Surgery


Hospital appointments

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Hospital