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Dr. Frank Feigenbaum is a Board certified neurosurgeon practicing in Dallas, Texas and Overland Park, Kansas with extensive experience in treating Tarlov and meningeal cyst patients. Dr. Feigenbaum has developed and refined a surgical treatment for meningeal cysts with proven statistical results. Outcomes data reflect statistically significant improvement in a multitude of symptoms following surgery. He also specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery with extensive experience in both developing minimally invasive technology and teaching minimally invasive spine surgery techniques.

Dr. Feigenbaum is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and received his medical and surgical training at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is Board Certified by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In addition, he serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Tarlov Cyst Foundation.

Dr. Feigenbaum is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on meningeal cysts as well as other neurosurgical disorders. Dr. Feigenbaum’s equally talented family includes his four beautiful daughters. His personal interests include travel, baseball, collecting contemporary art, golf, Roman history, and watching his daughters participate in numerous activities.


Feigenbaum Neurosurgery, P.A.
Dallas, Texas – Overland Park, Kansas
Managing DirectorOverland Park, Kansas
April 2012- current

Midwest Neurosurgery Associates
Kansas City, Missouri
Partner, Corporation President
2000-March 2012

Heartland Surgical Specialty Hospital
Leawood, KS
Member, Board of Directors, 2009-June 2012
Member, Executive Board, 2010-June 2012
Finance Committee Chairman, 2010-June 2012

Menorah Medical Center
Overland Park, Kansas
Chairman, Division of Neurosurgery

Medical Advisory Board
Tarlov Cyst Foundation
2007- present

Research Medical Center
Kansas City, Missouri
Chairman, Division of Neurosurgery, 2004-2010
Chairman, Operating Room Commission, 2005-2009

Clark University
Worcester, MA
B.A. Chemistry / Spanish

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, D.C.
M.D., Cum Laude

Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
General Surgery Internship

Shock Trauma Hospital
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Neurotrauma Externship
Chairman: Howard M. Eisenberg, M.D.

Research Fellowship

Laboratory of Robert L. Martuza, MD.

Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
Neurosurgical Residency, Department of Neurosurgery,
Chairman: Robert L. Martuza, M.D., Kevin McGrail, MD

Journal Articles

Feigenbaum F, Hale, S: Association between giant sacral meningeal diverticulum and spinal cord tethering with thickened lipomatous filum. Spine, Accepted for publication Jan 2011.
Feigenbaum F: Giant sacral meningeal diverticulum containing a thickened filum with lipoma in an adult with spinal cord tethering: Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neurosurgery, Spine 9(3):281-4, 2008.
Feigenbaum F, Henderson F: Giant sacral meningeal diverticula: Surgical implications of the “thecal tip” sign. Journal of Neurosurgery, Spine 5(5):443-446, 2006.
Feigenbaum F, Henderson F: Surgical management of meningeal cysts, including perineural (Tarlov’s) cysts and meningeal diverticula. Seminars in Spine Surgery 18(6):154-60, 2006.
Feigenbaum F, Henderson F: A decade of experience with expansile laminoplasty: Lessons learned. Seminars in Spine Surgery 16:56-60, 2004.
Nicolic B, Feigenbaum F, Abbara S, Martuza RL, Schellinger D. CT changes of an intracranial granulocytic sarcoma on short-term follow-up. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Jan:180:78-80.
Todo T, Feigenbaum F, Rabkin SD, Lakeman F, Newsome JT, Johnson PA, Mitchell E, Belliveau D, Ostrove JM, Martuza RL. Viral shedding and biodistribution of G207, a multimutated, conditionally replicating Herpes Simplex virus type-1, after intracerebral inoculation in Aotus. Molecular Therapy 2:588-95, 2000.
Hum B, Feigenbaum F, Cleary K, Henderson FC: Intraoperative computed tomography for complex craniocervical operations and spinal tumor resections. Neurosurgery. 47:374-80, 2000.
Markert JM, Medlock MD, Rabkin SD, Gillespie GY, Todo T, Hunter WD, Palmer CA, Feigenbaum F, Tornatore C, Tufaro F, Martuza RL. Conditionally replicating Herpes Simplex virus mutant, G207 for the treatment of malignant glioma: Results of a phase I trial. Gene Therapy 7:867-74, 2000.
Miyatake S, Tani S, Feigenbaum F, Sundarasen P, Toda H, Narumi O, Kikuchi H, Hashimoto N, Hangai M, Martuza RL, Rabkin SD: Hepatoma-specific antitumor activity of an albumen enhancer/promoter regulated Herpes simplex virus in vivo. Gene Therapy 6:564-572, 1999.
Hunter W, Martuza R, Feigenbaum F, Todo T, Mineta T, Yazaki T, Toda M, Newsome J, Platenberg C, Manz H, Rabkin S: Attenuated, replication-competent, Herpes Simplex virus type-1 Mutant G207: Safety evaluation of intracerebral injection in non-human primates. Journal of Virology 73:6319-26, 1999.
Feigenbaum F, Sulmasy, D Pelegrino E, Henderson F: Spondyloptotic cervical spine fracture in an anemic, gravid, Jehovah’s Witness: Technical and ethical considerations. Journal of Neurosurgery 87:458-463, 1997.
Feigenbaum F, Fang C, Sandler SG: Human T-lymphotropic virus type II in Panamanian Guaymi Indians. Transfusion 34:158-161, 1994.
Keck JG, Feigenbaum F, Moss B: Mutational analysis of a predicted zinc binding motif in the 26-kDa protein encoded by the Vaccinia virus A2L gene. Journal of Virology 67:5749-5753, 1993.

Book Chapters

Feigenbaum F, Henderson F: Chapter 115 “Tarlov Cysts”. In: Benzel E, ed: Spine Surgery, Third Edition. Philadelphia:Elsevier, In print.
Feigenbaum F, Manz HJ, Platenberg LC, Martuza RL: Chapter 25 “Primary Intrinsic Tumors of the Brain”. In: Grossman RG and Loftus CM, eds. Principles of Neurosurgery, Second Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, p469-520, 1999.
Feigenbaum F, Henderson F: Chapter 205 “Cervical Graft Options”. Batjer H and Loftus C, eds: Textbook of Neurological Surgery (vol 1). Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 2002.


Molecular Neurosurgery Laboratory, Robert L. Martuza, M.D., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1996-1998.
Project: Genetically engineered Herpes viruses for the treatment of brain tumors. Funded by: American Association of Neurological Surgeons
National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Virology, Bernard Moss, M.D., Bethesda, M.D, 1990. Project: Replication initiation studies in Vaccinia Virus.
National Reference Laboratory of the American Red Cross, Gerald Sandler, M.D., Washington, D.C., 1990.
Project: Analysis of prevalence and manifestations of HTLV-II in the Guaymi Indians of Panama.

Multicenter Study

Co-investigator: Comparison of cervical spine expansile laminoplasty to cervical laminectomy in patients with cervical myelopathy or myeloradiculopathy due to multiple level cervical spinal stenosis.
Phase I clinical trial: Conditionally replicating Herpes Simplex virus mutant, G207, for the treatment of malignant gliomas. Participated in both clinical and laboratory phases of the study under Dr. Robert L. Martuza.

Awards and Honors

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Research Fellowship Award, 1996-1998
Rollins Award for the Outstanding Student in Neurosurgery, 1993
American Red Cross Research Grant 1992
National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship Award 1990