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  Ernest S. Mathews, M.D.
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Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery)
Harvard Medical School
Honorary Neurosurgeon - MGH Neurosurgical Service
Curriculum vitae  
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Clinical Background:

MD Degree: New York Medical College 1953
Residency: Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY - Neurosurgery 1956
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital - Neurosurgery 1958
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA - Neurosurgery 1959
Board Certifications: Neurosurgery 1966
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Clinical Office:
 

Wang Ambulatory Care Center
Neurosurgical Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
15 Parkman Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Clinical Interests:
 

Trigeminal Neuralgia, Spine Disorders;
Facial Pain/Trigeminal Neuralgia Center

Surgical Interests:
 

Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (tic doloureux) and glossopharyngeal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm (tic convulsif) including microvascular decompression and differential thermal rhizotomy or stereotactic radiofrequency thermal lesioning.

Spine and peripheral nerve injury.

Selected Publication: [Selected Publications via PubMed -- Dr E. S. Mathews]
 

The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine
online article
Percutaneous Stereotactic Radiofrequency Thermal Rhizotomy for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia
Ernest S. Mathews, M.D., and Steven J. Scrivani, D.D.S., M.D., D.M.Sc.

Abstract - Full Text (pdf)

  • Mathews ES, Ransohoff J. Hydrocephalus - the shunt dependent child. 114th Annual Convention of the American Medical Association, New York, 1965.
  • Mathews ES, Morales P, O'Hare D, Ransohoff J, Samuel N, Tsimas N, Dillar L. The child with spina bifida. New York University Spina Bifida Study Group, 1966.
  • Scrivani SJ, Maciewicz RJ, Keith DA, Mathews ES: Chronic neurogenic facial pain: Lack of response to intravenous phentolamine. Presentation at the 2nd International Congress on Orofacial Pain. 1996.
  • Mathews ES. Comprehensive care of the child with spina bifida manifesta. New York: Inst. Rehab. Med. (Bull.), 1966.
  • Mathews ES, Ransohoff J. Head injuries in children. In: Conn HF. Current therapy. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1966: 632-37.
  • Berman PH, Mathews ES, Ransohoff J. The neurological and neurosurgical management of spina bifida manifesta. In: New York University Spina Bifida Study Group, Swinyard CA, ed. The comprehensive care of the child with spina bifida manifesta. New York: Rehabilitation Monograph, 1966; 31:17-21.
  • Mathews, ES, Ransohoff J. Head injuries in children. In: Conn HF. Current therapy. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1967:638-44.
  • Mathews, ES, Ransohoff J. Prenatal and developmental defects - Hydrocephalus. In: Barnett HL, Einhorn AH, eds. Pediatrics. 14th ed. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1968:847-53.
  • Ransohoff J, Mathews ES, Hochwald GM. A biological transfer system for the treatment of hydrocephalus. In: Rayport M, ed. Proceedings of the Rudolf Virchow Medical Society in the City of New York. Supplement to Volume 26. Horn: Ferdinand Berge, 1968:281-300.
  • Mathews ES, Ransohoff J, Epstein FJ. Hydrocephalus. In:Barnett HL, Einhorn AH, eds. Pediatrics. 15th ed. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1972:862-68.
  • James AE Jr., Mathews ES, Dorst JP. Technique of cerebrospinal fluid imaging in pediatrics. In: James AE Jr., Wagner HN, Cooke RE, eds. Pediatric nuclear medicine. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1974:144-58.
  • Mathews ES, Ransohoff J, Epstein FJ. Prenatal and developmental defects. In: Carter S, Gold AP, eds. Neurology of infancy and childhood. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1974:332-37.
  • Mathews ES, Ransohoff J. A volume control system for the treatment of hydrocephalus. Surg. Forum. 1966; 17:416-17.
  • Hochwald GM, Wallenstein MC, Mathews ES, Wortis SB. Exchange of proteins between blood, spinal cord and spinal subarachnoid fluid. Fed Proc. 1967; 27:663.
  • Mathews ES, Sanchez G, Ransohoff J. A preliminary report on a bilogical fluid transfer system for the treatment of hydrocephalus. Develop Med Child Neurol (Suppl.). 1967; 13:103-07.
  • Summers GD, Mathews ES. A new miniature pump for the treatment of hydrocephalus. J Assoc Adv Med Inst. 1967; 2:9-16.
  • Mathews ES, Becker MH, Nelson KM, Ransohoff J. Metrically marked radiopaque tubing for in vivo use. Radiology. 1968; 91:822-23.
  • Hochwald GM, Wallenstein MC, Mathews ES. Exchange of proteins between blood and spinal subarachnoid fluid. Amer J Physiol. 1969; 217:348-53.
  • Ransohoff J, Mathews ES. Neurosurgical management of patients with spina bifida and myelomeningocele. Med Clin N America. 1969;493-96.
  • Converse JM, Ransohoff J, Mathews ES, Smith B, Molenaar A. Ocular hypertelorism and pseudohypertelorism. Plastic and Reconstructive Surg. 1970; 45:1-13.
  • James AE Jr, Dorst JP, Mathews ES, McKusick VA. Hydrocephalus in achondroplasia studied by cisternography. Pediatrics. 1972; 49:46-69.
  • James AE Jr, Mathews ES, DeBlanc HJ. Refinement in evaluation of cerebrospinal deversionary shunts. AM J Roent. 1972; 115:766-73.
  • James AE Jr, Mathews ES, DeBlanc HJ, Hodges FJ, Hosain F. The 1972 annual oration. Cerebrospinal fluid imaging: its current status. J Can Assoc Radiol. 1972; 23:157-67.
  • Savitz MH, Mathews ES, Nakagawa H. Hemicraniectomy, hydrocephalus and hemispheric dysfunction following shunting: A case report. Mount Sinai J Med (NY). 1979; 46:335-37.
  • Kane RA, O'Leary DH, Mathews ES. Intraoperative ultrasonography in Neurosurgery. In: Schmidek HH, Sweet WH, eds. Operative Neurosurgical Techniques. 2nd ed. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1988; 1:213-22.
  • Scrivani S, Mathews ES, Keith D, Slawsby E. Percutaneous Differential Radiofrequency Thermal Rhizotomy for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia. Journal of Orofacial Pain, 1995. Vol 9, No 1.
 
 
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