Jeffrey D. Klopfenstein, MD
Areas of Expertise Brain Tumors, Carotid Surgery, Complex Brain/Spine Vascular Disease, Gamma Knife, Skull Base Surgery
Medical Education University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Internship(s) General Surgery - Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program (Phoenix, AZ; 1999-2000)
Fellowship(s) Cerebrovascular/Skull Base - Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix, AZ; 2005-2006), Complex Spine Surgery - Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix, AZ; 2004-2005)
Board Certification(s) Neurosurgery - American Board of Neurological Surgeons
Professional Memberships American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
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When did you join Illinois Neurological Institute?
2005. I was appointed Director of the INI Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Section in 2008
Married with 8 children!
Faith, family, snow and water sports, mountain biking
What medical change has impacted the field of neurovascular surgery the most since you began practicing medicine?
The multispecialty/multidisciplinary manner in which neurovascular patients are managed. By utilizing the expertise of multiple subspecialists including cerebrovascular neurosurgery, stroke neurology, interventional neuroradiology, and physiatry, the multidisciplinary team can optimize patient management. This method is exemplified exceptionally by the INI Neurovascular Team.
Why did you choose cerebrovascular/skull base neurosurgery?
I chose cerebrovascular/skull base neurosurgery for the opportunity of being able to help patients with the most complex of neurological diseases using the most difficult and technically challenging surgical techniques.
Why did you choose Peoria, Illinois, to practice when you could have gone anywhere in the country?
I chose Peoria because of the Illinois Neurological Institute. The INI is second to none worldwide in its ability to deliver the most complex and up-to-date neurological care for its patients and I consider it a privilege to be part of the world class INI team.