Viktor Bartanusz, MD, PhD
Dr. Viktor Bartanusz graduated with honors from the Medical Faculty at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Attracted by research he first started his PhD postgraduate program at the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. His research activity was concentrated in the field of neuroendocrinology, blood-brain barrier and circumventricular organs of the brain.
He joined the Department of Morphology at the Medical faculty in Geneva, Switzerland, to continue his research work on hypothalamic regulatory mechanisms of the stress response and the regeneration of vasopressinergic neurons. The results of his research work have been published in peer reviewed articles. Besides basic research, work he also participated in the teaching program of neuroanatomy and neurohistology at the Medical Faculty of University of Geneva. He obtained his PhD degree in pharmacology.
Following his PhD studies, he started his neurosurgery residency program in the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois in Lausanne, Switzerland. His further surgical training continued in the Spine Center of the Schulthess Klinik in Zurich, Switzerland, where he completed his fellowship in spine surgery. He continued in the position of assistant professor in the Shulthess Klinik until he joined the Department of Neurosurgery at UTHSCSA to develop the Program of Complex Spine Surgery. His special clinical interests are the surgery of cranio-cervical junction and spinal cord tumors. His research centers on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of spinal cord damage following trauma.
Dr. Viktor Bartanusz, M.D., PhD is a member of the AO Spine of North America and the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons.