Rand M. Voorhies, M.D.
Southern Brain & Spine

Metairie (main office):
3798 Veterans Blvd, Suite 200
Metairie LA 70002
(504) 454-0141
To Schedule an Appointment (504) 535-7765, Ext. 1

New Orleans:
3525 Prytania St., Ste 418
New Orleans, LA 70115

Ph: (504) 889-7200
Fax: (504) 889-7205

Rand M. Voorhies, M.D.

Southern Brain and Spine, LLC
4228 Houma Blvd., Suite 510
Metairie, LA 70006

(504) 889-7200
FAX: (504) 889-7205

Tulane University School of Medicine, 1976, M.D


Upjohn Achievement Award, 1976 (award given to one of the top ranking medical school graduates)

State of New York (inactive)
State of Louisiana

The American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1987

Intern in General Surgery
Assistant Resident Neurosurgeon
Chief Resident Neurosurgeon
The New York Hospital, Cornell University
Medical College 1976-82

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery)
Cornell University Medical College 1981-82

Research Fellow
Memoral Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 1982-83

Staff Neurosurgeon
Ochsner Foundation Hospital 1983-2006

Department of Neurosurgery Ochsner Medical Institutions 1995-2006

Clinical Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery Tulane University School of Medicine 1983-present

Clinical Instructor
Neurosurgery Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans 1983-88

Associate Clinical Professor
Neurosurgery Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans 1988-2006

East Jefferson General Hospital
Staff Physician, 2006

Tissue Advisory Board, Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, 1992

Board of Governors of Ochsner Clinic, 1996-2000

Chairman Audit Committee of Ochsner Clinic, 1996-2000

Trustee of Merger Escrow Account of Ochsner Clinic, 2001-2003

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Southern Neurosurgical Society
Orleans Parish Medical Society
Louisiana Neurosurgical Society
North American Spine Society
American Academy of Neurological Surgery
Society of Neurological Surgeons

Patent Number: 4,784,150
Date of Patent: Nov. 15, 1988
Surgical Retractor and Blood Flow Monitor
Inventors: Rand M. Voorhies, Craig M. Houseworth, Antonio J. Waring

Patent pending: A new type of artificial disc and a flexible rod for dynamic stabilization.

Clifford JR, Connolly ES, Voorhies RM: Comparison of radionuclide scans with computer-assisted tomography in the diagnosis of intracranial disease. Neurology (Minneapolis) 26:119-123, 1976

Patterson RH, Voorhies RM: Surgical approaches to intracranial and intraspinal arteriovenous malformation. Clinical Neurosurgery, 25:412-424, 1978

Gamache FW, Voorhies RM: Hypertrophic cervical osteophytes causing dysphasia. A review. J. Neurosurgery, 53:338-344, 1980

Voorhies RM, Sundaresan N, Thaler HT: The single supratentorial lesion. An evaluation of preoperative diagnostic tests. 53:364-368, 1980

Voorhies RM, Patterson RH Jr: Preliminary experience with intraoperative ultrasonographic localization of brain tumors. Radiology/Nuclear Medicine Magazine 10:8-10, Oct. 1980

Voorhies RM, Patterson RH Jr: Management of trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux). JAMA, 245:2521-2523, 1981

Voorhies RM, Fraser RAR: Transient mydriasis in Horner's syndrome following surgery. Neuro-Ophthalmology, 1:295-296, 1981

Sundaresan N, Voorhies RM, Kwok KL, Thaler HT: Hypothesis Voorhies RM, Patterson RH Jr: The current management of trigeminal neuralgia (tic testing in neurosurgical trials. J. Neurosurgery, 54:468-472, 1981

Lavyne MH, Voorhies RM, Coll RH: Femoral neuropathy caused by an iliopsoas bursal cyst: Case Report. J. Neurosurgery, 56:584-586, 1982

Voorhies RM, Fraser RAR, Van Poznak A: Prevention of air embolism with positive and expiratory pressure. Neurosurgery, 12:503-506, 1983

Voorhies RM, Engel I, Gamache FW Jr, Patterson RH Jr, Fraser RA, Lavyne MH, Schneider M: Intraoperative localization of subcortical brain tumors: Further experience with B-mode real-time sector scanning. Neurosurgery, 12:189-194, 1983

Voorhies RM, Fraser RAR: Fascial closure in low myelomeningocele repairs: Technical note. J. Neurosurgery, 58:144-145, 1983

Voorhies RM, Patterson RH Jr: Current management of trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux). Conn's Current Therapy, 1984, pp.741-743

Voorhies RM, Lavyne MH, Strait TA, Shapiro W: Does the CO2 laser spread viable brain tumor cells outside of the surgical field? J. Neurosurgery, 60.4:819-820, 1984

Voorhies RM, Fraser RAR: Cerebral air embolism as a complication of angiography: Detection by CT scanning. J. Neurosurgery, 60:177-178, 1984

Voorhies RM, Bell WO, Gamache FW Jr., Patterson RH Jr.: Microcottonoid as an accoustical marker for intraoperative ultrasound: Technical note. J. Neurosurgery, 60:438-39, 1984

Voorhies RM, Sundaresan N: Tumors of the skull, in:Neurosurgery, Wilkins RH, Rengachary SS (eds.), New York: McGraw Hill,1985,pp.984-1001

Hiesiger EM, Voorhies RM, Basler GA, Lipschutz LE, Posner JB, Shapiro WR: Opening the blood-brain and blood-tumor barriers in experimental rat brain tumors: The effect of intracarotid hyperosmolar mannitol on capillary permeability and blood flow. Annals of Neurology, 19.1:50-59, 1986

Hiesiger EM, Voorhies RM, Basler GA, Lipschutz LE, Shapiro WR: Comparison of 14C- methotrexate (14C-MTX) delivery by intravenous versus intracarotid (IC) route without or with IC mannitol in experimental rat brain tumors as measured by quantitative autoradiography (QAR). Proc. Amer. Assoc. Cancer Res. 25:363, 1984

Hiesiger EM, Voorhies RM, Lipschutz LE, CooneyGA, Basler GA, Shapiro WR: Opening the blood-brain barrier (BBB) with intracarotid (IC) mannitol: quantitative autoradio- graphic (QAR) measurement of 14C-methotrexate (14C-MTX) entry into experimental rat brain tumors. Neurology, 34(S1):278, 1984

Merritt CRB, Voorhies RM, Connolly ES, Coulon RA: Intraoperative neurosurgical ultrasound: Seminars in ultrasound, CT and MR, 6:31, 1985

McKowen HC, Voorhies RM: Axillary nerve entrapment in the quadrilateral space. J. Neurosurgery, 66:934, 1987

Waring AJ, Craig MH, Housworth MS, Voorhies RM, Douglas JR, Walker CF, Connolly SE: A prototype brain retractor system designed to minimize ischemic brain retractor injury - initial observations. Surg. Neurology, 34:139-43, 1990

Kim DH, Connolly SE, Beuerman RW, Kline DG, Voorhies RM: Initial evaluation of variable graft lengths and lesion lengths in repair of nerve gaps. J. Reconstructive Microsurgery, 6.4:311-16, 1990

Awasthi D, Voorhies RM, Eick J, Mitchell W: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy presenting as multiple intracranial lesions on magnetic resonance imaging. J. Neurosurgery, 75:458-460, Sept. 1991

Kim DH, Connolly SE, Gillespie JT, Voorhies RM, Kline DG: Electrophysiological studies of various graft lengths and lesion lengths in repair

Awasthi D and Voorhies RM: Anterior cervical vertebrectomy and interbody fusion. J. Neurosurgery, 76:159-163, January 1992

Johnson RJ Jr, Voorhies RM, Witkin M, Robichaux AG III, Broussard WA Jr: Fertility following excision of a symptomatic craniopharyngioma during pregnancy: Case report. Surgical Neurology, 39.4:257-62, April 1993

Hamilton HB and Voorhies RM: Tumors of the Skull, in: Neurosurgery, Wilkins RH, Rengechary SS (eds.), New York: McGraw Hill, 2nd Edition.

Donner TR, Miller KD and Voorhies RM: One normal angiogram is not always diagnostic after subarachnoid hemorrhage: Case report and review of the literature. J. LouisianaState Medical Society, 146: 54-58, 1994

Awasthi D and Voorhies, RM: Posterior cervical fusion with methylmethacrylate, wire and bone: technical note. Surg. Neurology, 42: 259-64, 1994

Kline DG, Donner TR, and Voorhies, RM: Management of tumors involving peripheral nerves, in The Practice of Neurosurgery, Tindall, Cooper, and Barrow (eds.), Williams and Wilkins (in Press)

Donner TR, Voorhies RM, and Kline DG: Neural sheath tumors of major nerves, J. Neurosurg, 81: 362-373, 1994

Voorhies RM: Managing the more common cervical disorders, Internal Medicine, pp18-41, October 1996

Dowd GC, Molony TB, Voorhies RM: Spontaneous otogenic pneumocephalus. Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neurosurgery, 89:1036-1039, 1998

Ratliff, J, Voorhies RM: Arteriovenous fistula with associated aneurysms coexistent with dural arteriovenous malformation of the anterior inferior falx: Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neurosurgery, 91:303-307, August 1999

Howington, JU, Connolly ES, Voorhies RM: Intraspinal synovial cysts: 10 year experience at the Ochsner Clinic. Journal of Neurosurgery 91:193-199, October 1999

Ratliff J, Voorhies RM: Increased MRI signal intensity in association with myelopathy and cervical instability: Case report and review of the literature. Surgical Neurology 53: 8-13, January 2000

Ratliff J, Voorhies RM: Osteochondroma of C5 lamina with cord compression: Case report and review of the literature. Spine 25: 1293-5, May 2000

Ratliff J, Voorhies RM: Outcome study of surgical treatment for axial neck pain. South Med J 94: 595-602, June 2001

Tender GC, Kutz S, Baratta R, Voorhies RM: Unilateral progressive alterations in the lumbar spine: a biomechanical study. J Neurosurg Spine 2: 298-302, March 2005

Tender GC, Baratta RV, Voorhies RM: Unilateral removal of pars interarticularis. J Neurosurg Spine 2: 279-288, March 2005

Voorhies RM, Jiang X, Thomas N: Predicting outcome in the surgical treatment of lumbar radiculopathy using the pain drawing score, McGill short form pain questionnaire, and risk factors including psychosocial issues and axial joint pain. The Spine Journal 7: 516-524, September/October 2007


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