Patrick W. Hitchon, MD


Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Office: 1826 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-2775

Web: Physician Profile


BS, American University of Beirut
MD, American University of Beirut

Internship, Surgery, American University of Beirut
Residency, Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency, Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship, Research, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine

Research Summary

Spinal Cord Injury-pharmacological and surgical intervention. Radiosurgery, Brachytherapy, Movement Disorders. Spasticity-pharmacological and surgical management. Artificial Disc Prosthetics in the Human Lumbar Spine-feasibility of disc implant capable of restoring normal range of motion to the spine. Spinal Cord Blood Flow-morphological changes, role of Nitric Oxide in spinal cord blood flow. Development and implementation of frameless stereotaxy. Thoracolumbar Fractures-surgical and nonsurgical management in vivo and in vitro studies. Surgical treatment of Parkinsonism.

Selected Publications

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Abode-Iyamah K, Dlouhy D, Lopez A, Menezes A, Hitchon P, Dahdaleh N.  Comparison of hinged and contoured rods for occipitocervical arthrodesis in adults: A clinical study.  J Craniovert Jun Spine.  2016. 7:171-5.

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