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James M. Ecklund, MD

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James Ecklund, MD

Specialty

Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Brain Cancer/Tumors, Brain Injury, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neck Problems/Surgery & Treatments, Spinal Problems/Surgery and Treatments

Years of Experience

32

Gender

Male

Languages

English
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About James Ecklund, MD

James M. Ecklund, MD, FACS, serves as medical director of Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute and chairman of Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Neurosciences. Prior to joining Inova Medical Group, he served as professor and chairman of the Neurosurgery Program of the National Capital Consortium, which includes Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University. He is a retired colonel in the U.S Army and was deployed as a neurosurgeon to both Afghanistan and Iraq. His program received the vast majority of American neurotrauma casualties.

Dr. Ecklund's primary clinical and research interests include complex spine, cerebrovascular disease and neurotrauma with an emphasis on blast and penetrating injury. He directs a neurotrauma laboratory at the Uniformed Services University, has over 100 publications and abstracts, and has lectured throughout the world. He also has served on multiple oversight and advisory boards for the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, NATO, Neurotrauma Foundation and Brain Trauma Foundation.

Blog Posts

Soccer Player Brandi Chastain's Brain Donation Will Advance Research on Brain Injury in Sports. March 31, 2016

Background

Medical Education

Uniformed Services University 1987

Internships

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Surgery 7/1/1987 - 6/30/1988

Residency

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Neurological Surgery 7/1/1988 - 6/30/1993

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affliation

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