Dr. Robert James

Robert F. James, MD

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Areas of expertise – vascular neurosurgery, including endovascular and open approaches, for the treatment of brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and arteriovenous fistulas; carotid endarterectomy; carotid angioplasty and stenting; embolization of tumors; ischemic stroke; intracranial atherosclerosis; cavernous malformations; Chiari malformations; brain tumors; cervical spine disorders; carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy

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  • Undergraduate: Biology and Chemistry, West Chester University, 1995
  • Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, 2001
  • Residency: Neurosurgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, 2001-2007
  • Fellowship: Open Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2007-2009


    American Board of Neurological Surgery(ABNS)
    ABNS Recognition of Focused Practice (RFP) in CNS Endovascular Surgery


  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati: Neurosurgeon, 2022-present
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare: Medical Director, Neurovascular Surgery, 2023-present
  • Indiana University School of Medicine: Professor, 2022-2022; Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, 2020-2022; Director, Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Program
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine: Associate Professor, 2014-2020; Chief Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, 2014-2020; Chief of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville Hospital, 2016-2020
  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University: Assistant Professor, 2012-2014; Clinical Assistant Professor, 2009-2012; Chief Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, 2009-2014
  • Vanderbilt University: Instructor of Clinical Neurosurgery, 2007-2009

Primary hospital affiliations*

St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital, Mayfield Spine Surgery Center, Good Samaritan Hospital

*Mayfield is affiliated with most major hospitals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
  • AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section
  • AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery Research Group
  • American Heart Association / American Stroke Association


View Dr. James' publications in the PubMed database.