Dr. Robert F. James joined the Indiana University Department of Neurological Surgery in June 2020. He serves as tenured Professor of Neurological Surgery and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, and also directs the CAST-accredited vascular/endovascular fellowships. He is currently working closely with Bradley Bohnstedt, MD, Chief of the Neurovascular Division of the Department of Neurological Surgery, to continue to build on multidisciplinary clinical care, educational, and research efforts.
Prior to his tenure at IU, James was faculty at University of Louisville where he was Chief of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery for the Department of Neurosurgery and Chief of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital. James has 12 years of practice experience in open and endovascular neurosurgery. He trained at Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He then completed a 2-year fellowship in Open Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
James has an established international presence in the field, with 43 peer-reviewed publications, 47 national/international presentations, 22 local/regional presentations, and is a well-known educator and proctor for neuroendovascular courses.