James I. Ausman, M.D.


James I. Ausman, M.D.


University of Minnesota, Graduate in Neurosurgery, Minneapolis, MN 06/1972

George Washington University, Graduate School Pharmacology, Washington DC, 1969

University of Chicago Hospital, Internship, Chicago, IL 11/63-64

State University of New York, Physiology, Buffalo New York, 1963

John Hopkins University, Doctor of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1962

Board Certification:

American Board of Neurosurgery


Master of Physiology 1964

Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacology)

Areas of Practice:

Practice in Neurological Surgery and academic research and education.

Professional Membership and Associations:

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations:

Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs (pending)

Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage (pending)

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

Harbor UCLA, Los Angeles

Additional Information

Dr. James Ausman is in academic and private practice in surgical neurology. He is a medical expert for a local TV news broadcast as well as involved in medical education for the PBS pilot and series ” the Leading Gen: What will you do with the rest of your life?” He has been involved with numerous National and World committees serving towards improving health in the field of Neurological Surgery. He is currently the Editor in Chief for Surgical Neurology International. He also is a Clinical Professor for Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Among the long list of awards and honors, he adds a multitude of research studies and publications in neurosurgery. He has demonstrated quite an scholarly mind with over 200 published research works in neurosurgery. In a more recent publication, he raised the question “Do we want survival statistics or quality of life measurements?”


Desert Spine and Neurosurgical Institute

1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Ste. E317

Palm Springs, CA  92260

Office: 760-346-8058

Fax: 760-358-6504

Desert Spine and Neurosurgical Institute

36101 Bob Hope Drive, Suite B-2

Rancho Mirage, CA  92270

Phone: 760-346-8058

Fax: 760-358-6504



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