Shane V. Abdunnur, MD

Board-Certified Neurosurgeon
Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon

Specialties
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Shane Abdunnur, Reno neurosurgeon, reno spine surgeon

About Dr. Abdunnur

Dr. Shane Abdunnur is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Abdunnur joined the Swift Institute team after completing fellowship-training in Spine and Peripheral Nerve at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Fellowship-training is the highest level of medical education in the U.S.

He specializes in all aspects of spine surgery, including adult degenerative conditions, spinal cord injury, spine tumors and deformity correction. He also has training and experience in peripheral nerve disorders. He works with the non-surgical providers at Swift Spine Institute to ensure conservative treatments are exhausted in advance of spine surgery.

Dr. Abdunnur serves as Chief of Neurosurgery at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Dr. Shane Abdunnur was the first surgeon in Northern Nevada to perform spine surgery with the assistance of the Globus ExcelsiusGPS robotic system at Saint Mary's.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond. Followed by his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Dr. Abdunnur completed a residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

He serves as a member of the American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Education

Undergraduate
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, Bachelor of Science
Medical Degree
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Residency
Neurological Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
Fellowship in Spine and Peripheral Nerve
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Affiliations & Memberships

Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Member, American Medical Association
Member, Academic Faculty Promotions Committee

Awards

  • 2009 Best Presentation. Graduate Research Symposium, Richmond, VA

Publications & Lectures

Oral Presentations:

  • 2010 FTY720: Therapeutic Role in Rat Model Spinal Cord Injury. Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons Resident Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  • 2010 FTY720: Therapeutic Role in Rat Model Spinal Cord Injury. Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons Academic Meeting, San Antonio, TX

Publications:

  • 2014 Abdunnur SV and Kim DH. Compressive Lesions of the Peripheral Nerve. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerve (2nd Edition). Stuttgart: Thieme. (In Press)
  • 2014 Abdunnur SV and Kim DH. MIS Thoracoabdominal Approach and Closure. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerve (2nd Edition). Stuttgart: Thieme. (In Press)
  • 2014 Abdunnur SV and Kim DH. Thoracoabdominal/Retroperitonal Graft and Plating. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerve (2nd Edition). Stuttgart: Thieme. (In Press)
  • 2014 Abdunnur SV and Kim DH. Supraclavicular Approach to Brachial Plexus Surgery. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerve (2nd Edition). Stuttgart: Thieme. (In Press)
  • 2014 Abdunnur SV and Kim DH. Infraclavicular Approach to Brachial Plexus Surgery. Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerve (2nd Edition). Stuttgart: Thieme. (In Press)
  • 2013 Abdunnur SV and Kim DH. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Progress in Neurological Surgery (2nd Edition). Sidney: Karger. (In press)
  • 2009 Rogers EA, Abdunnur SV, McDowell JV, Marconi RT. Comparative analysis of the properties of ligand binding of CspZ, a factor H binding protein, derived from Borrelia burgdorferi isolates of human origin. Infect Immun. 2009 October; 70(10): 4396-4405

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