Dr. Ostling

Lauren R. Ostling, MD

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Areas of expertise – minimally invasive spine surgery, including discectomy, decompression and fusion; image-guided neurosurgery, brain tumors, spinal tumors, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations; adolescent patients transitioning to adult care

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  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2004
  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, 2008
  • Residency: Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, 2008-2014
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of California San Francisco, 2014-2015


American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery


  • Mayfield Brain & Spine, Cincinnati: Neurosurgeon, 2021-present
  • Mayfield Education & Research Foundation: Board member, 2022-present
  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals: Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, 2018-2020; Co-director of the Neuroscience Center, 2017-2020; Director of Neurotrauma, 2016-2020; Community Outreach Chair for the Pediatric Brain Center, 2019-2020; Clinical Instructor, 2015-2018
  • Children's Neurosurgical Associates: Attending Neurosurgeon, 2015-2018

Primary hospital affiliations*

Good Samaritan Hospital, Mercy West Hospital, Mayfield Spine Surgery Center

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

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Fellow
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • WINS- Women in Neurosurgery as part of AANS


View Dr. Ostling's publications in the PubMed database.

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