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Edward F. Aulisi, MD, FACS, FAANS

Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery


Northwest DC 202-877-5026 MedStar Washington Hospital Center 110 Irving St. NW #G019 Washington, DC 20010 Directions → Chevy Chase 301-718-9611 5454 Wisconsin Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Directions → McLean 6858 Old Dominion Road, Suite 200 McLean, VA 22101 Directions →

Insurance Participation

Aetna HMO. Aetna PPO. Anthem HMO. Beech Street/Viant. BCBS PPO. CareFirst BlueChoice. CareFirst Traditional/Indemnity. CIGNA HMO. CIGNA PPO. Coventry. GEHA. Great West. Great West. Kaiser Permanente HMO. MD-IPA. Medicaid. Medicare. NC PPO. OneNet. PHCS/Mu

Hospital Affiliations

Georgetown University Hospital. George Washington University Hospital. Sibley Memorial Hospital. Suburban Hospital. Washington Hospital Center.

Additional Information

Special interest in spine surgery, brain tumors, radiosurgery. Also in Spinal Surgery.

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Edward F. Aulisi, MD, FACS, FAANS, is a board certified neurosurgeon with advanced training and interests in tumors of the skull base, pituitary tumors, neurovascular microsurgery, complicated spinal surgery, neurotrauma and computer-assisted neurosurgery. He is the Chairman of Neurosurgery, as well as the Medical Director of the Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit, at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in Washington, D.C. He is a Professor of Neurosurgery at Georgetown University Hospital, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgery.

An Honors graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Aulisi completed his medical school and residency training at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. He has received additional training in complex spinal surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and surgery for tumors at the base of the skull, including pituitary tumors. He has performed over 1,000 pituitary tumor surgeries.

Dr. Aulisi is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is also a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Society of Neuroscience, the International Brain Research Organization, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the William Beaumont Medical Society, and Sigma Xi.

Dr. Aulisi is licensed in the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the State of Virginia. Dr. Aulisi resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children.

Dr. Aulisi is the Chairman of Neurosurgery and the Medical Director of Neurosciences at the Center for Image Guided Neurosurgery, located at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, the most advanced hospital in the Washington, DC, and the only Level 1 trauma center in the nation’s capital. The physicians at this facility have a long standing tradition of excellence in the field of neurosurgery, which includes the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with brain, spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerve disorders. When surgery is indicated, our surgeons have the expertise, training, and skills necessary to perform all aspects of neurosurgical procedures, as well as follow up care, to help patients and their families deal with their disorders. At our center, we have interdisciplinary teams that deal with adult brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease and stroke, minimally invasive spine surgery and spinal disorders, pain management, pituitary tumors, and neurotrauma. Most of these surgical procedures are performed utilizing state-of-the-art image guidance to help minimize surgical incisions and reduce recovery times after surgery. Some of these procedures can be performed on an out-patient basis, or with less than 24 hours stay in the hospital.


Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: George Washington University Hospital

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