Moise Danielpour, MD

Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Program

Medical Director, Center for Pediatric Neurosciences

Vera and Paul Guerin Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

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Moise Danielpour, MD

Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Program

Medical Director, Center for Pediatric Neurosciences

Vera and Paul Guerin Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery

  • Neurosurgery

Achondroplasia (Dwarfism)

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Brain Cancers (Glioma)

Brain Stem Glioma

Brain Tumors - Pediatric

Cavernous Malformations

Cavernous Malformations - Pediatric

Cerebral Palsy

Chiari Malformation (CM)

Congenital Central Nervous System Malformations


Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV)

Epilepsy Surgery / Surgeries


Moya Moya Disease

Pituitary Tumors

Scoliosis (Spinal Deformity) - Pediatric

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida - Pediatric

Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome

Moise Danielpour, MD, is one of the few pediatric neurosurgeons in the world with experience with in utero surgical treatment for birth defects, such as myelomeningocele. He is a member of the international prenatal neurology and neurosurgery conference team as well as a member of the Cedars-Sinai International Skeletal Dysplasia Program. He is a world-renowned investigator and surgical expert on the neurological complications in patients with skeletal dysplasia, dynamic foramen magnum stenosis and spinal stenosis. Danielpour is also an expert in the use of minimally invasive surgical technology in the care of children with central nervous system disease. His expertise includes the use of minimally invasive techniques in the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus (endoscopic third ventriculostomy, aquaductoplasty and endoscopic fenestration of intracranial cysts), specifically in neonates and children. In his laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, Danielpour studies the molecular pathogenesis of pediatric brain tumors, immunotherapy for brain tumor and stem cell therapy for neonatal leukomalacia secondary to germinal matrix hemorrhage.

  • Undergraduate: UCLA, 1988
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1992
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1993
  • Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1999
  • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, 2000
  • Member, American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2010-present
  • Member, Western Neurosurgical Society, 2008-present

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Akhtar AA, Molina J, Dutra-Clarke M, Kim GB, Levy R, Schreiber-Stainthorp W, Danielpour M, Breunig JJ. Transposon-Mediated System for Flexible Control of Transgene Expression in Stem and Progenitor-Derived Lineages Stem Cell Reports. 2015 Mar;4(3):323-331.
  • Danielpour M, von Koch CS, Ojemann SG, Peacock WJ: Disconnective hemispherectomy. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2001 Oct;35(4):169-172.
  • Mukherjee D, Pressman BD, Krakow D, Rimoin DL, Danielpour M. Dynamic cervicomedullary cord compression and alterations in cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in children with achondroplasia: review of a 11-year surgical case series. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Sep;14(3):238-244
  • Farmer DL, von Koch CS, Peacock WJ, Danielpour M, Gupta N, Lee H, Harrison MR. In utero repair of myelomeningocele: experimental pathophysiology, initial clinical experience, and outcomes. Arch Surg. 2003 Aug;138(8):872-878.
  • Mamelak AN, Danielpour M, Black KL, Hagike M, Berci G. A high-definition exoscope system for neurosurgery and other microsurgical disciplines: preliminary report. Surg Innov. 2008 Mar;15(1):38-46.
  • Conway RL, Danielpour M, Graham JM. Surgical management of cerebellar tonsillar herniation in three patients with macrocephaly-cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita. Report of three cases. J Neurosurg. 2007 Apr;106(4 Suppl):296-301.

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