MMortazavi-105x150Martin M. Mortazavi is a native of Stockholm, Sweden. Martin obtained his medical degree from Karolinska Institute School of Medicine - one of Europe's largest and most distinguished medical schools. He completed an orthopedic surgical residency at Karolinska University Hospital with one year of enfolded spine-fellowship. He also has a postgraduate degree in Sports Medicine from Sweden's Umeå University.

After completing his orthopedic residency, Martin conducted a year and a half of post-graduate research on spinal cord trauma and regeneration at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Acknowledging his outstanding research in neuronal regeneration, Dr. Mortazavi was awarded the 2009 AANS/CNS spinal cord award.

Martin is pursuing postgraduate training in neurological surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The focus of his interests is on neuronal regeneration, vascular neurosurgery and neuroanatomy. His clinical interest is neurovascular and skull- based surgery. A featured speaker, he has given numerous presentations throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Mortazavi has authored and co-authored more than 80 publications, editorials and book chapters.


Hypertonic saline for treating raised intracranial pressure: literature review with meta-analysis: a review
MM Mortazavi, AK Romeo, A Deep, CJ Griessenauer, MM Shoja, ...
Journal of neurosurgery 116 (1), 210-221

2012
Pediatric Chiari malformation Type 0: a 12-year institutional experience: Clinical article
JJ Chern, AJ Gordon, MM Mortazavi, RS Tubbs, WJ Oakes
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 8 (1), 1-5

2011
Ligaments of the craniocervical junction: A review
RS Tubbs, JD Hallock, V Radcliff, RP Naftel, M Mortazavi, MM Shoja, ...
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 14 (6), 697-709

2011
Cavum velum interpositum, cavum septum pellucidum, and cavum vergae: a review
RS Tubbs, S Krishnamurthy, K Verma, MM Shoja, M Loukas, ...
Child's Nervous System 27 (11), 1927-1930

2011
Copolymerization of ethylene–propylene using high‐activity bi‐supported Ziegler–Natta TiCl4 catalyst
GH Zohuri, MM Mortazavi, R Jamjah, S Ahmadjo
Journal of applied polymer science 93 (6), 2597-2605

2004
The cranial dura mater: a review of its history, embryology, and anatomy
N Adeeb, MM Mortazavi, RS Tubbs, AA Cohen-Gadol
Child's Nervous System 28 (6), 827-837

2012
Ethylene Homo‐and Copolymerization Using a Bis‐IndZrCl2 Metallocene Catalyst: Structural Composition Distribution of the Copolymer
M Mortazavi, H Arabi, GH Zohuri, S Ahmadjo, M Nekoomanesh, ...
Macromolecular Reaction Engineering 3 (5‐6), 263-270

2009
Anatomy and pathology of the cranial emissary veins: a review with surgical implications
MM Mortazavi, RS Tubbs, S Riech, K Verma, MM Shoja, A Zurada, ...
Neurosurgery 70 (5), 1312-1319

2012
Study of the cervical plexus innervation of the trapezius muscle: Laboratory investigation
RS Tubbs, MM Shoja, M Loukas, J Lancaster, MM Mortazavi, EM Hattab, ...
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 14 (5), 626-629

2011
Pediatric cervical spine injuries: a comprehensive review
M Mortazavi, PA Gore, S Chang, RS Tubbs, N Theodore
Child's Nervous System 27 (5), 705-717

2011
Pediatric multilevel spine injuries: an institutional experience
MM Mortazavi, S Dogan, E Civelek, RS Tubbs, N Theodore, HL Rekate, ...

Child's Nervous System 27 (7), 1095-1100

2011
The first posterior fossa decompression for Chiari malformation: the contributions of Cornelis Joachimus van Houweninge Graftdijk and a review of the infancy of “Chiari decompression”
MM Mortazavi, RS Tubbs, TC Hankinson, JA Pugh, AA Cohen-Gadol, ...
Child's Nervous System 27 (11), 1851-1856

2011
Cellular and paracellular transplants for spinal cord injury: a review of the literature
MM Mortazavi, K Verma, RS Tubbs, N Theodore
Child's Nervous System 27 (2), 237-243

2011
The microanatomy of spinal cord injury: a review
MM Mortazavi, K Verma, OA Harmon, CJ Griessenauer, N Adeeb, ...
Clinical Anatomy 28 (1), 27-36

2015
Ossification of the suprascapular ligament: a risk factor for suprascapular nerve compression?
RS Tubbs, C Nechtman, AV D'Antoni, MM Shoja, MM Mortazavi, ...
International journal of shoulder surgery 7 (1), 19

2013
Persistent fetal intracranial arteries: a comprehensive review of anatomical and clinical significance: A review
RS Tubbs, K Verma, S Riech, MM Mortazavi, MM Shoja, M Loukas, ...
Journal of neurosurgery 114 (4), 1127-1134

2011
The nervus intermedius: a review of its anatomy, function, pathology, and role in neurosurgery
RS Tubbs, DT Steck, MM Mortazavi, AA Cohen-Gadol
World neurosurgery 79 (5), 763-767

2013
The intracranial arachnoid mater
N Adeeb, A Deep, CJ Griessenauer, MM Mortazavi, K Watanabe, ...
Child's Nervous System 29 (1), 17-33

2013
Intraoperative and anatomical descriptions of intracranial connections between the glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves: clinical implications: Laboratory investigation
RS Tubbs, MM Mortazavi, M Loukas, MM Shoja, AA Cohen-Gadol
Journal of neurosurgery 115 (1), 179-181

2011
The arcade of Struthers: an anatomical study with potential neurosurgical significance
RS Tubbs, A Deep, MM Shoja, MM Mortazavi, M Loukas, ...
Surgical neurology international 2