Daryoush Tavanaiepour, M.B.Ch.B. (M.D.)

Daryoush Tavanaiepour M.B.Ch.B. (M.D.)

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Interim Chief, Acute Care Neurosurgery; Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology; Medical Director, Movement Disorders; Clerkship Director

Department: Department of Neurosurgery
Business Phone: (904) 244-9052

About Daryoush Tavanaiepour

Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD, is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, and medical director of the neuro-oncology and movement disorders programs.

Dr. Tavanaiepour leads a state-of-the-art department, featuring fellowship-trained and board certified faculty, who provide comprehensive services for the diagnosis, management, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. This includes brain tumors, aneurysms, epilepsy, movement disorders and spinal disease and injury.

He serves as medical director of the UF Health Jacksonville Skull Base Center, a multidisciplinary program to treat patients with brain tumors. The Center is ranked in the top 10% nationally for cranial neurosurgery patient outcomes, according to Healthgrades. Dr. Tavanaiepour leads the skull base team and also provides personalized care and treatment of brain and skull base tumors, deep brain stimulation and general neurological surgery.

Clinical Profile

  • Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Skull Base Neurosurgery


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):e19178-[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):477-[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():46-[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():3-[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):e7089-[DOI] 10.7759/cureus.7089.[PMID] 32226690.
False Localizing Trigeminal V2 Sensory Loss in Vestibular Schwannoma.
Cureus.12(7):e9256-[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():32-[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):E7-[DOI] 10.3171/2012.6.FOCUS12133.[PMID] 22853838.
Petrosal approaches to posterior circulation aneurysms.
Neurosurgical focus.33(2):E9-[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[DOI] .[PMID] 11879523.
The Otago University Medical School pre-clinical curriculum: a postgraduate student perspective.
The New Zealand medical journal.115(1165):U241-[DOI] .[PMID] 12552287.

Office Information

Academic Office
8th Floor, Tower I
580 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-9052
Academic Assistant
Angela Matyjasik
(904) 244-9052
Medical Student Office
8th Floor, Tower I
580 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: (904) 244-8315
Clerkship Administrator
Frany Lusad
(904) 244-8315


Medical Degree
2003 · University of Otago School of Medicine, Dunedin, New Zealand
2005 · Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA, USA
Neurological Surgery Residency
2010 · Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA, USA
Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Fellowship
2011 · Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA, USA
Skull Base Neurosurgery Fellowship
2012 · Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA