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Roukoz B. Chamoun, MD

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Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

Residency Program Director, Neurosurgery

Professional Background

Neurosurgery has always been my passion.
I did my training at the American University of Beirut and at Baylor College of Medicine. Then I did a skull base fellowship at the University of Utah.

I joined the faculty at the University of Kansas, Department of Neurosurgery in 2012. Ever since, I have been fully invested in patient care, education, research and administrative responsibilities.

Patient care:
My clinical practice is focused on complex cranial pathologies. This includes but not limited to:
- Brain tumors (such as brain metastasis, gliomas, GBM)
- Skull base pathologies and tumors (such as meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas, pituitary adenomas)
- Endoscopic brain surgeries (endoscopic endonasal skull base surgeries and endoscopic intraventricular surgeries)
- Vascular neurosurgery (brain aneurysms, AVM)

I am continuously involved in teaching, education, development and mentorship of medical students and neurosurgery residents. I was appointed associate residency program director in 2015, and residency program director in 2021. I give didactic lectures to the residents on regular basis, I have a monthly lecture series since 2012, and I organize skull base lab for cadaveric dissection every other year

I am actively involved in research and I have been involved in many clinical trials throughout the years. In addition, I conduct clinical research and publish articles on regular basis.

Administrative responsibilities:
I am a member of multiple committees including the cohort peer review committee, the Cambridge Operating room committee, the transfer Center oversight committee, compensation committee...
In addition, I am a member of the Strategic planning committee for the department of neurosurgery, that was created to set goals and define strategies to make the department one of the best in the nation.

Education and Training
  • MD, Medical School, Univ. of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Clinical Fellowship, Skull Base, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Medical Doctor (MD), Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Physician and Surgeon, Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of University Neurosurgeons, Member, 2021 - Present
  • Cambridge Operating Room Committee at the University of Kansas, Cambridge Operating Room Committee, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Compensation Committee of the department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas, Compensation Committee of the department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Midwest Neurosurgical Society, President, 2016 - 2017
  • North American Skull Base Society, Research Committee, Member, 2016 - 2020
  • North American Skull Base Society, Membership and Credentials Committee, Member, 2016 - 2020
  • Midwest Neurosurgical Society, Secretary/Treasurer, 2014 - 2016

  • Minchew, H., M, Karadaghy, O., A, Camarata, P., J, Chamoun, R., B, Beahm, D., D, Przylecki, W., H, Andrews, B., T. 2021. Outcomes and Utility of Intracranial Free Tissue Transfer.. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 34894211008699
  • Muelleman, T, Shew, M, Alvi, S, Shah, K, Staecker, H, Chamoun, R, Lin, J. 2018. Endoscopically Assisted Drilling, Exposure of the Fundus through a Presigmoid Retrolabyrinthine Approach: A Cadaveric Feasibility Study.. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 158 (1), 155-157
  • Jack, M., M, Peterson, J., C, McGinnis, J., P, Alley, J, Chamoun, R., B. 2018. Safety, Efficacy, and Cost-Analysis of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement in a Simultaneous Surgery.. World neurosurgery, 115, e233-e237
  • Hamill, C., S, Villwock, J., A, Sykes, K., J, Chamoun, R., B, Beahm, D., D. 2018. Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Discharge Status of Patients with Uncomplicated Transsphenoidal Adenohypophysectomy.. Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base, 79 (5), 501-507
  • Gattozzi, D., A, Alvarado, A, Kitzerow, C, Funkhouser, A, Bimali, M, Moqbel, M, Chamoun, R., B. 2018. Very Large Metastases to the Brain: Retrospective Study on Outcomes of Surgical Management.. World neurosurgery, 116, e874-e881