Dr. Ramin Eskandari grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and received his bachelors in science in biology/neurobiology at the University of Michigan. After college Dr. Eskandari lived in Switzerland while working at a sports camp for kids. This was followed but two more years of international travel while receiving his Master’s in Medical Science. He participated in research projects in artificial vision and hydrocephalus, fueling his future research interests in pediatric hydrocephalus and brain injury.
Ramin Eskandari is an associate professor of neurosurgery and chief of pediatric neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. He holds adjust positions in the Departments of Pediatrics (Child Neurology), Surgery (Plastic Surgery) and Immunology/Microbiology (Director of Pediatric Brain Injury and Hydrocephalus Research). His clinical expertise focuses on the surgical management of children with disorders of the brain and spine, minimally invasive methods for treating pediatric neurosurgical disorders, and endoscopic treatment of multiple disorders including complex hydrocephalus and brain tumors.
Dr. Eskandari has always had a very fervent desire to maintain basic science research alongside clinical therapeutics. He opened the first pediatric hydrocephalus and brain jury research laboratory in South Carolina in 2014 and has maintained active research through internal, state level and philanthropic grant funding. Currently, his laboratory has invented a novel cell culture model of elevated intracranial pressure and has collaborated on a novel medical therapeutic to prevent progressive brain injury and hydrocephalus in neonates with brain hemorrhage.