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Professional Profile of Aaron G. Filler, MD PhD FRCS JD


Career Highlights

Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Fellow of the Intercollegiate Board in Surgical Neurology of England, Ireland, Edinburgh & Glasgow

Director, Institute for Nerve Medicine, Santa Monica, CA

Director, Center for Advanced Spinal Neurosurgery, Santa Monica, CA

Medical Director, The Neurography Institute, Santa Monica, CA

Attorney, State Bar of California Member No. 302956

President, Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics

Section Editor for Peripheral Nerve, Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery

Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Reserve, Medical Corps, Retired

Commander, 1466th Med Team, Neurosurgery, United States Army Reserve, Retired

Joint Guidelines Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgery & Congress of Neurological Surgery – Washington Committee

Guidelines Committee, Disorders of Spine & Peripheral Nerve Section – AANS & CNS

Spinal Fusion Guidelines Reviewer – American Association of Neurological Surgery & Congress of Neurological Surgery – Washington Committee (2013)

Course Director – Billing and Coding: Medicine and Law – American Society for Peripheral Nerve 2013-2014

Inventor – Numerous patents including MR Neurography and Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Editor – Peripheral Nerve Section – Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery

Medical Directorships

Director – Peripheral Nerve Surgery – Cedars Sinai Medical Center 2005-2008

Director – Peripheral Nerve Surgery – Century City Hospital, 2001-2004

Faculty – UCLA 1996 – 2001;

University of London 1994-1995

Fellowships & Training

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Surgical Neurology) 1994

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, 2008

Professional School – University of Chicago – MD 1986

Grad School

Harvard University/Museum of Comparative Zoology – PhD – Anthropology 1986

University of Chicago – MA – Anthropology 1979

Teaching Fellow – Harvard University 1979-1984


Do You Really Need Back Surgery – Oxford University Press. 2004, 2007, 2013

The Upright Ape: A New Origin of Species – New Page Books  2007

Axial Character Seriation in Mammals -BrownWalker 2007

Apple Thesaurus – Datamost 1984

Smart Guide to Patents – Smart Guides 2012

Neurosurgery Training

Residency – University of Washington, Seattle, 1986-1994

Senior Registrar – Atkinson Morley’s Hospital Wimbledon 1992, 1994

Wellcome Trust Fellow – NeuroImaging 1994

Spine Fellow – UCLA – 1995

Peripheral Nerve Fellow – LSU – 1996

Companies Founded: SynGenix; Sirus Pharma; Molecular Synthetics, NeuroGrafix, Neurography Institute, Institute for Nerve Medicine, Image Based Surgicenter

College – University of Chicago – Biology; Human Behavior and Institutions – BA 1977 – Founded Major Activities Board, Chairman – Festival of the Arts

High School – Walt Whitman, Bethesda Maryland

Chairman Conference on American Civilization – National Association of Student Councils -1974,

Captain – Cross Country/Track teams


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