Associate Professor

Area of Interest: Pediatric

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Dr. Curtis J. Rozzelle is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/Children's Hospital of Alabama.

Dr. Rozzelle received his MD degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in 1995. He then completed an internship in General Surgery in 1996 and residency in Neurosurgery in 2001, both at UAB School of Medicine.  Dr. Rozzelle went on to complete fellowships in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Branch, in Dallas (2002) and epilepsy surgery at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine in Tampa (2004).

Dr. Rozzelle is a pediatric neurosurgeon focusing on all aspects of patient care relating to neurological surgery, including neurosurgical oncology (cancer), trauma, critical care and vascular neurosurgery.  He is board-certified by both the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.  He also is a member of the American Epilepsy Society and the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.  Dr. Rozzelle's special interests include complex spinal disorders, epilepsy surgery, craniofacial surgery, hydrocephalus, and surgical site infection prevention. Appointments by referral can be made with Dr. Rozzelle by calling 205-638-9653.


Featured Publications

Kim H, Lee C, Knowlton R, Rozzelle C, Blount JP. Safety and utility of supplemental depth electrodes for localizing the ictal onset zone in pediatric neocortical epilepsy. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jul; 8(1):49-56.

Fabiano AJ, Khan MF, Rozzelle CJ, Li V. Preoperative predictors for improvement after surgical untethering in occult tight filum terminale syndrome. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2009; 45(4): 256-261. Epub 2009 Jul 17.

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, Leonardo, J, Li V. Antimicrobial suture wound closure for cerebrospinal fluid shunt surgery: a prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Aug; 2(2): 111-117.