Patrik Gabikian, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Patrik Gabikian, MD, has expertise in neurosurgery. He specializes in the surgical management of conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord, with a particular interest in neurosurgical oncology, skull-base tumors, and vascular pathologies. Dr. Gabikian has advanced training in skull-base approaches and intraoperative functional mapping of eloquent brain regions, areas of the brain that regulate senses, movement, and speech.
Dr. Gabikian’s research interests include molecular imaging for peri-operative imaging of brain tumors. He was a principal investigator for a collaborative study that developed a prototype optical imaging contrast agent; this imaging probe may provide surgeons a more accurate tool to distinguish tumor tissue from normal tissue during cancer surgery.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
Neurological Surgery (board eligible)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Internship and Residency
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle (neuro-oncology and vascular skull-base surgery)
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Learn More about Dr. Gabikian
Bruce Davis came to the University of Chicago Medicine after learning he could have a tumor on his brain stem. Learn how an integrated team of neuroscience experts, including Dr. Gabikian, worked together to diagnose and treat the glioma. » Read Bruce's story.
Dr. Gabikian described the location of the meningioma at the base of Ann Barth's skull as "an area of the brain that’s as busy as O'Hare airport during the holidays." Shortly after he skillfully removed the tumor, Ann returned to her job and her life with renewed energy.
View a partial list of Dr. Gabikian's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.