Meet Dr. Shane Abdunnur

Shane V. Abdunnur, MD
Board-Eligible Spinal Neurosurgeon
Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon

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Dr. Shane Abdunnur is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with specialty training in spine. He joined the SpineNevada 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.

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

Dr. Abdunnur 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.

Dr. Abdunnur works with the non-surgical providers at SpineNevada to ensure conservative treatments are exhausted in advance of spine surgery.

Dr. Abdunnur is a member of the American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Education & Training

  • 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 

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons

  • Member, American Medical Association

  • Member, Academic Faculty Promotions Committee

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Academic Achievements

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

  • 2009 FTY720: Therapeutic Role in Rat Model Spinal Cord Injury. Graduate Research Symposium, Richmond, VA

Awards:

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

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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