Contact Information, Training and Background

Dr. Zeena Dorai is pleased to announce that effective June 1, 2016 she has joined Medstar Neurosurgical Associates.  She is Chief of Neurosurgery at Medstar Union Memorial and Good Samaritan Hospitals.

Contact information:

Office: 410-554-2247

Fax: 410-554-2231

 

Patient appointments are now available at the following locations:

  • Pikesville/Owings Mills (Woodholme)

1838 Greentree Rd. Suite 235

Baltimore,  MD 21208

  • Westminister

412 Malcolm Dr. Suite 200

Westminister, MD 21157

  • Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

3333 N. Calvert St. Suite 400

Baltimore, MD 21218

 

Dr. Zeena Dorai is a Board Certified neurosurgeon with advanced training in brain and spinal tumors. Dr. Dorai earned her degree in medicine from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. While in medical school, she was a member of the Alpha-Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society. She then completed a general surgery internship and her neurosurgical residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Dr. Dorai went on to complete a board-certified fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer center, specializing in the surgical treatment of brain and spinal tumors.

She has authored articles and chapters in spine reconstruction, brain tumors and neurovascular neurosurgery, including articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery, and Youman’s Textbook of Neurosurgery. She has given numerous presentations and served as faculty for practical neurosurgical courses at national neurosurgical meetings. Dr. Dorai is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, including the Tumor section.

Dr. Dorai is the Chief of Neurosurgery at Union Memorial Hospital. She also maintains active clinical privileges at Carroll Hospital Center, Sinai Hospital, St. Joseph’s Medical Center,  and Johns Hopkins. Dr. Dorai’s special clinical interests include degenerative spine disease, brain tumors and surgery for hydrocephalus. She is trained in CyberKnife radiosurgery.

Dr. Dorai has been selected by her peers as a “Top Doctor” in Baltimore magazine.
Zeena Dorai

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Specialties

Board Certified, Neurological Surgery and Neurosurgical Oncology by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a member of the Faculty of the American College of Surgeons.

Microsurgical treatment of brain tumors
Dr. Dorai,, Board Certified Neurosurgical Oncology utilizes the the most advanced techniques to treat brain tumors. This includes frame based and frameless neuronavigation, intra-operative brain monitoring and mapping, Gliadel wafers, and Gliasite radiation balloons.

Microsurgical treatment of pituitary tumors

Treatment of Chiari malformations

Treatment of adult hydrocephalus

Treatment of brain hemorrhages and trauma

Microsurgical lumbar and cervical discectomy

Repair of lumbar and cervical stenosis

Microsurgical treatment of spinal cord tumors

Rheumatologic disorders of the cervical spine

Surgical Carpal Tunnel Release

CyberKnife Radiosurgery

Curriculum Vitae

Work Address
Chesapeake Neurosurgery, LLC
2700 Quarry Lake Drive, Suite 360
Baltimore, MD 21209

P: 410-486-0090
F: 410-486-0230

Education

Fellowship: Neurosurgical Oncology 2004-2005
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Residency: Neurological Surgery 1999-2004
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas
American Board of Neurological Surgery, Written Board Examination 3/2001

Internship: General Surgery 1998-1999
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas

Doctor of Medicine
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1994-1998

Bachelor of Science, Combined Medical Program
Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania 1992-1994

Honors

Medical School
Rank: Top 10%
Alpha-Omega Alpha Honor Society
Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society
Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society
Department of Biochemistry award for outstanding achievement

Research

Jefferson Medical College: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department of Neurosurgery, 1996-1997
Study of the tissue-specific expression of the M.D.R-1 oncogene in gliomas

Dupont Merck Pharmaceutical Company: Wilmington, Delaware
Summer Internship Program 1993-1995
Study to elucidate the role of protease inhibitors in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis

Practical Course

Faculty: Cyberknife training for physicians. Sinai Hospital August, 2005

Faculty: Posterior Circulation Aneurysms, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, September 2000, 2001, 2002

Licensure and Board Certification

Maryland State Physician

Fellow neurosurgical oncology American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Diplomat, American Board of Neurological Surgeons 06/2008

Academic & Administrative Appointments

Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Northwest Hospital Center
2006-present

Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Union Memorial Hospital
2008-present

Hospital Appointments

Carroll County General Hospital,
Westminster, MD 2005-present

Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Baltimore, MD 2005-present

Johns Hopkins Bayview,
Baltimore, MD 2005-present

Northwest Hospital,
Randallstown, MD 2005-present

Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
2005-present

Saint Joseph’s Hospital,
Towson, MD 2005-present

Union Memorial Hospital,
Baltimore, MD 2005-present

Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurologic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Joint Section on Tumors of the AANS and CNS
Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the AANS and CNS
Maryland Medical Society (Med-Chi)
Baltimore County Medical Society
Maryland Neurosurgical Society

Presentations

Dorai Z, Roland P, Coimbra C: Resection of vestibular schwanommas via the middle cranial fossa approach: hearing and facial nerve outcomes. Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society, June 2004, oral presentation

Dorai Z, Morgan H, Coimbra C: Titanium Cage Implants for Cervical Corpectomy Reconstruction. Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society, June 2002, oral presentation.

Dorai Z, Swift D: The Role of Laparoscopy in the Treatment of Abdominal Cerebrospinal Fluid Pseudocysts. Southern Neurosurgical Society, March, 2001, oral presentation.

Dorai Z, Kopitnik T, Samson D: Outcomes of Elderly Patients Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society, June 2001, oral presentation.

Dorai Z, Morgan H, Coimbra C: Titanium Cage Implants for Cervical Corpectomy Reconstruction. Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society, June 2002, oral presentation.

Dorai Z, Kopitnik T, Samson D: Factors Associated with Hydrocephalus after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, September 2001, poster presentation.

Publications

Chaper: Dorai, Z, Sawaya R, WKA Yung:  Brain Metastases:  Oncology of CNS Tumors, 2010.

Chapter: Kopitnik T, Dorai Z, White J, Samson D: Posterior Fossa Arteriovenous Malformations: Youmans Neurological Surgery, 2003.

Dorai Z, Kopitnik T, Samson D: Factors Associated with Hydrocephalus after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurosurgery April, 2003.

Dorai Z, Morgan H, Coimbra C: Titanium Cage Implants for Cervical Corpectomy Reconstruction. Journal of Neurosurgery July, 1999.

Dorai Z, Roland P, Coimbra C: Resection of vestibular schwanommas via the middle cranial fossa approach: hearing and facial nerve outcomes. Submitted, Journal of Neurosurgery July, 2004.