Dr. Uzma Samadani

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery - University of Minnesota

Neurosurgeon - Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Rockswold Kaplan Endowed Chair for Traumatic Brain Injury Research - Hennepin County Medical Center



Professional information:

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Clinical Positions: Neurosurgeon HCMC and MN VAMC

Other professional positions: Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Minnesota, Rockswold Kaplan Endowed Chair for TBI Research at HCMC

Organizational memberships: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Executive Committee for Trauma and Critical Care, American College of Surgeons, Executive Board of Women in Neurosurgery

Dr. Uzma Samadani

Neurological Surgery

Dr. Uzma Samadani

Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin

Medical School: University of Illinois

Graduate School: University of Illinois

Residency: Hospital University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship: Klinikum Goettingen

Board Certified: American Board of Neurological Surgeons (ABNS)

Certifications & Licensure: MN State Medical License, NY State Medical License, PA State Medical License

Her Awards, Honors, & Recognition include Fellow American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS) and Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Philosophy of practice: "I believe in providing the highest quality healthcare regardless of the patient's ability to pay."


(CSF) Shunt - Insertion

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal


Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy

Lamina Procedures

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)


Neuroplasty, Neurostimulation, Spinal, Spinal Fusion


Acoustic Neuroma
uncommon, benign usually slow-growing tumor
tumors that arise from "star-shaped" cells that make up the supportive tissue of the brain
Brain Aneurysm
bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain
Brain Cancer
intracranial neoplasm occurs when abnormal cells form within the brain
Cerebral Vascular Disease
a group of conditions that affect the circulation of blood to the brain
rare type of cancer that occurs in the bones of the skull and spine
tumor that starts in the brain or spine
buildup of too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. Normally, this fluid cushions your brain
Disc Herniation
spinal condition in which a tear in the outer ring of a disc allows the inner portion to bulge out
Low Back Pain
caused by problems with the spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs or tendons
most common pediatric brain tumor originating towards the back and the bottom of the brain
tumor that arises from the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord
refers to pathology of the spinal cord
Nervous System Cancer
Cancers that affect the nervous system, such as brain cancer and sarcomas of the nerves
Osteoarthritis of Spine
breakdown of the cartilage of the joints and discs in the neck and lower back
Spinal Fracture
fracture in the spine typically caused by osteoporosis is referred to as a compression fracture
set of conditions in which one or more nerves are affected and do not work properly
benign tumors of the nerve sheath that grow slowly and push nerve fibers aside
Secondary Malignancies
cancers caused by treatment with radiation or chemotherapy
Spinal Cord Tumor
Most are metastatic or secondary cancers arising from cancers that have spread to the spinal cord
Spinal Stenosis
narrowing of spaces in the spine (backbone) which causes pressure on the spinal cord and nerves
Spine Deformities
abnormal alignment, formation or shape of the vertebral column


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Uzma Samadani, PhD, MD, FACS, FAANS
Hennepin County Medical Center
701 Park Ave S PL.610
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Administrative: 612-873-5384
Patient Line: 612-873-6963
Minneapolis V. A. Medical Center
1 Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417