Eric S. Nussbaum, M.D., D.A.B.N.S.

Dr. Nussbaum is among a small group of surgeons worldwide specializing in microsurgery for brain aneurysms. He provides consultation and surgical care for patients from around the world with complex brain tumors and brain vascular lesions.

Having performed more than 2,000 complex cases to treat brain aneurysms, 1,000 operations for skull base tumors, and 400 brain bypass surgical cases, he is an expert in neurovascular surgery.

He works collaboratively with neurointensivists, stroke neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists, and other medical professionals to provide the best care for his patients.

Dr. Eric Nussbaum, a Board-Certified neurosurgeon, completed his medical degree at the University of Maryland and completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Minnesota before he completed his cerebrovascular surgery fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. An accomplished speaker and writer, Dr. Nussbaum is the author of two specialized neurosurgical textbooks: Video Atlas of Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery, and Cerebral Revascularization: Microsurgical and Endovascular Techniques.

Primary Specialty:

Care Team:

Subspecialty Interests:

  • Neurovascular Surgery. Brain Aneurysm Microsurgery, Brain Vascular Malformation Surgery, Brain Bypass Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery. Meningioma, Acoustic Neuroma, Skull Base Tumors, Complex Brain Tumors


“Patients should feel that they are cared for and that their treatment has been thoroughly considered, allowing a surgeon to focus on top-tier medical care.”


  • Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, M.D. Degree
  • Post-Graduate: General Surgery Internship, University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
  • Neurological Surgery Residency: University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
  • Fellowship: Cerebrovascular Surgery, University of Western Ontario Department of Neurosurgery


  • Board Certified, American Association of Neurological Surgeons


  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

Leadership Roles:

  • Chair, National Brain Aneurysm & Tumor Center, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, 2013-present
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief, Surgical Neurology International, 2011-present


  • Nussbaum ES: Cerebral Ventricular Drainage Catheter with Guard. US Patent Number 5352207
  • Nussbaum ES: Surgical Compression clip and surgical method for treating an aneurysm. US Patent Number 8945159
  • Nussbaum ES, Nussbaum LA: Post stroke stimulation device and treatment method. US Patent Number 9668931

Books Authored:

Nussbaum ES, Mocco J (eds): Cerebral Revascularization. Microsurgical and Endovascular Techniques. Thieme. 2011.

Nussbaum ESVideo Atlas of Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery. Thieme. 2012.

Nussbaum ESBrain Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations. A Guide for Patients and Families. Xlibris (Random House), Philadelphia, 2000.

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