Christopher Madden, M.D.


Department: Neurological Surgery, Office of EVP Health System Affairs


Dr. Madden was born in Bethesda, Maryland. He performed his neurosurgery residency at Ohio State and completed a fellowship in skull base surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England. Dr. Madden is currently the Director of Neurosurgery for Parkland Hospital, a level one trauma center.


Medical School UT Hlth Sci Cntr San Antonio (1995)
Internship Ohio State University Hospital (1996), General Surgery
Residency Ohio State University Hospital (2001), Neurological Surgery
Fellowship Addenbrook's Hospital (2002), Neurological Surgery

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Acoustic Neuromas
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Intracranial Hypertension
  • Brain Meningioma
  • Brain Tumors (Primary & Metastatic)
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Cerebral Cysts
  • Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Brain Leak & Fistula
  • Cervical Fracture
  • Closed Head Injury
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Cranial Abscess
  • Cranial Defect
  • Cranial Nerve Palsy
  • Encephalocele
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture Spine
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Glassopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Hematoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hygroma
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Pineal Cell Tumor
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Tuberous Schlerosis
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

Research Interests

  • Neurotrauma
  • Skull base surgery
  • Spinal neurosurgery
  • Surgery for epilepsy
  • Vascular neurosurgery


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Cerebellar Infarction from a Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection ina Child

Kim S, Kosnik E, Madden C, Russin J, Wack D, Bartowski H.

Cervical Spondylytic Myelopathy: Operative Indications, Approaches and Results

Kumar V, Madden C, Rea GL. Youman’s Neurological Surgery 2004 5th Edition Philadelphia, PA WB Saunders

Evaluation of Lumbar Disc Disease

Madden C, Rea GL. Neurobase CD Rom Textbook 1999 Arbor Publishing, SanDiego

Lytic Skull Metastasis From a Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma in a Child

Kim S, Kosnik E, Madden C, Gordon T, Rusin J. Pediatric Neurosurgery 1998 28(2) 84-88

Cerebellar Infarction from a Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection in a Child

Kim S, Kosnik E, Madden C, Russin J, Wack D, Bartowski H. Pediatric Neurosurgery 1997 27(1) 71-77

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  • Lawrence J. Mervis Faculty Teaching Award
    Ohio State University Division of Neurosurgery (2003)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Neurocritical Care Society