Nahom Teferi, MD

Medical school: Addis Ababa University College of Health Sciences

Post-Doctoral scholar/fellowship in neurosurgery: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“Having had the chance to pursue a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa, I was able to witness firsthand the cutting-edge scientific research and world class patient care that is rendered to our patients on a day to day basis. The diverse array of clinical presentations as well as volume of operative cases was also unparalleled. In addition, the utmost emphasis in training future academic neurosurgeons, who are leaders in their respective subspecialties along with the camaraderie and friendship among the residents, made choosing Iowa neurosurgery training program an easy choice.”

Clinical and research interests

I have keen interest in pursuing novel treatment approaches and research in the field of neuro-oncology, particularly in immunotherapy and the role of nanotechnology in the design and delivery of cell-specific anticancer molecule and their effect in GBM tumor kinetics.


Zanaty, M., Samaniego, E.A., Teferi, N., Kung, D.K., Nakagawa, D., Hudson, J., Ortega-Gutierrez, S., Allan, L., Jabbour, P. and Hasan, D.M., 2019. Hybrid surgery for internal carotid artery revascularization. World neurosurgery, 121, pp.137-144.

Holland, M.T., Teferi, N., Noeller, J., Swenson, A., Smith, M., Buatti, J. and Hitchon, P.W., 2017. Stereotactic radio surgery and radio frequency rhizotomy for trigeminal neuralgia in multiple sclerosis: A single institution experience. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, 162, pp.80-84.

Teferi, N.T., Hadera, F.A. and Gudeta, M., 2017. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Health Extension Workers in Prescribing Antimalarials in Assosa Zone of Benishangul Gumuz Regional State (BGRS), Northwestern Ethiopia, Ethiopian Medical Journal, 55(3).

M.S., Zanaty, M., Teferi, N., Kung, D., Limaye, K., Al Kasab, S., Nakagawa, D., Jabbour, P., Samaniego, E.A. and Hasan, D.M., 2019. Abstract TP561: The Effects of Recanalization of Chronically Occluded Internal Carotid Artery on Patients' Neurocognition. Stroke, 50(Suppl_1), pp.ATP561-ATP561.

Nakagawa, D., Zanaty, M., Hudson, J., Teferi, N., Ishii, D., Allan, L., Jabbour, P., Ortega‐Gutierrez, S., Samaniego, E.A. and Hasan, D.M., 2018. Plasma Soluble Human Elastin Fragments as an Intra‐Aneurysmal Localized Biomarker for Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysm. Journal of the American Heart Association, 7(17), p.e010051.

Zanaty, M., Roa, J.A., Piscopo, A.J., Kritikos, M.E., Teferi, N. and Howard III, M.A., 2019. Methods and Devices for Posterior Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement Surgery: 25 Years of Iterative Refinement. World neurosurgery.

Chieng, L., Madhavan, K., Teferi, N., Wang, M. and Vanni, S., 2018. 329 Prolonged Use of Narcotic Following Lumbar Spine Surgery: Predictive Factors and Outcome Analysis. Neurosurgery, 65(CN_suppl_1).


Hitchon P., Teferi, N., Abukhiran, I., Noeller, J., Helland, L., Bathla, G., Nourski, K., 2019. Vertebral Hemangiomas: diagnosis and management. A single center experience. World Neurosurgery- Submitted